How long was your ceremony?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@nomnom:  Ours was 45 mins and nobody complained about the length. It went too quickly for me!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

We’re hoping for a really short ceremony, 20 minutes would be great for us.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Ours was 20 minutes max, and everybody loved it! :p I personally think that’s just the right amount of time. Anything over 30 minutes and it’s too long.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@nomnom:  30 minutes is absolutely perfect! Anything pushing 45-60 I’m falling asleep, and it gets slightly rude to think guests want to or care enough to sit there THAT long.

That being said, too quick doesn’t make much sense either, especially if you spent time and money decorating the venue. So that being said, I think 20-30 minutes is the perfect amount of time! Of course, that’s just my opinion (:

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We want it to be about 45 min – 1 hr. There is stuffs we wanna do. But we want to keep it around 45

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Ours was 20 minutes max, and it felt like FOREVERRRRRRR. Like honestly, it felt like forever. We were so giddy and nervous and wanting to get to the vows to get it over with, the ceremony (while beautiful) just seemed to eek on and on and on and ON. 

So I’d go for less than 30. But that’s just me.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

….12 minutes…

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Ours was maybe 15minutes. All of our guests loved that it was so short cause they expected it it be so long!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Ours was about 15 and people could not stop talking about how they loved it. Short procession (husband + officiant, flower girl + ring boy, my sister, me + my parents), short reading (excerpt from Goodridge vs. MA Dept of Public Health), vows, rings, kiss, bring on the bubbly!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@nomnom:  My goal is for ours to be around 30 min.  The ceremony only has so many ways to make it your own…I don’t want it to be 10 min bc IMO, it isn’t very personal…but I don’t want to make it too long where people are bored.  FI thinks 30 min is too long, but I think between 20-30 minutes is perfect lol

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

That’s not long at all. Mine was about 40 and nobody complained. (Or so I heard)

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

15 minutes maybe?  It went by really quick for me!

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