(Closed) Church wants to schedule two wedding ceremonies on the same day – timing issues?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Is it feasible to have our ceremony at 3pm when the church is doing another ceremony at noon?
    Yes -- three hours is plenty of time : (11 votes)
    65 %
    No -- there's no way the first wedding will be cleared out in time for you to set up/take pictures : (6 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 3
    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I think it will be okay. The church probably wouldn’t offer that timeslot unless the noon ceremony would be cleared out by then. Since you’re concerned, can you ask the priest what would be the average time that it would take for the first ceremony from start until everyone leaves? Most churches do a lot of weddings, so they should have a good idea of the amount of time required. You should also ask about decorating for your ceremony. What time will you be able to start decorating the church for your wedding? Also, does the previous bride have a time limit for when everything has to be out of the church?

    Post # 4
    59 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Masses usually last about an 1 hr 30 min.  Three hours is plenty of time for the first ceremony to be done, including the respective pictures with the bride and groom. 

    Post # 5
    59 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @Alexbrun:  I’m referring to wedding Masses here. 

    Post # 6
    3772 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    The way my church schedules weddings… is one at noon and another at 2pm. There is plenty of time. All the wedding masses I’ve been to lasted just barely over an hour. They constantly have multiple weddings on saturdays. That’s just how it is.

    ps as for recieving lines.. our church told us to do it at the reception due to time constraints (mine is the 2pm mass and we have to be out nlt 4 for confession and saturday night mass)

    Post # 7
    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    It’s not an atypical practice.  They often actually encourage brides to work together on decorations to save money and time.  Perhaps you can talk to the other bride and figure out mutual colors?

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