(Closed) How long do ceremonys actually last?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: How long?
    5-10 min : (0 votes)
    10-15 min : (4 votes)
    6 %
    15-20 min : (19 votes)
    30 %
    20-25 min : (15 votes)
    23 %
    25-30 min : (17 votes)
    27 %
    30 min + : (9 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee

    I would say unless you are having an overly religious wedding, like a Catholic Mass, most ceremonies hit around the 20-25 minute mark.

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Civil ceremonies are pretty short.  I’m think our ceremony will probably be 15 minutes.  The last church ceremony we went to was Catholic, and lasted 45 minutes-1 hour.

    Post # 5
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    2186 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    ours is a christian ceremony (baptist and catholic) and we arent having any singing – just one organ solo for ave maria… and clocked it at about 30 minutes….

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee

    Ours was right around 30 minutes including the entire processional.  My cousin currently holds the family record at 8 minutes flat!  I wanted to challenge it but that wasn’t happening with 6 bridesmaids to send down the aisle : )

    Post # 7
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    74 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    My ceremony was 20 minutes with the processional and recessional.

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee

    the last one i went to was around 20 minutes, maybe 25.  that included the processional with about 3 or 4 bridesmaids.  the groom and bride did their own vows so i think that helped to extend it otherwise i’m sure it wouldn’t have been longer than 15 minutes. 

    Post # 9
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    809 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Mine will be about 25 minutes, but I was at a wedding last summer that took about 7 minutes. 🙂

    Post # 10
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    4547 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Ours will probably be 20-30 min.

    Post # 11
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Ours was about 30 minutes

    Post # 12
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Most ceremonies I have been to have been about 45 minutes to an hour long. I always thought that was like normal, but most of the people here seem to think differently lol!

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Mine is Eastern Catholic Mass, would be 1.5 hours.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    There is no “one size fits all” time since every wedding is different. Generally religious ceremonies last 30-90 mins, depending on what all is included. Nonreligious ceremonies can last anywhere from 5 mins to 30 mins. Most guests start to get antsy around the 30 min mark, but that doesn’t mean they don’t want to be there. The above listed times do not include the walk down the aisle.

    Post # 15
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    197 posts
    Blushing bee

    I just got back from one that was 10 mins max!

    Post # 16
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We’re short and sweet, 11 minutes! LOL! We wanted shorter but our officiant was concerned we wouldn’t be creating “lasting memories”. Isn’t my marriage the lasting memory?!

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