How long was your non religious ceremony?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
755 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Kafrine:  as of now, mine will only be like 20min MAX (but that’s my imposed rule… I’m sure you could have it as long/short as you want it!)

Post # 4
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

The last non-religious wedding I went to was between 10-15 minutes.

Post # 5
1592 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Ours will be 20-30.

Post # 6
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Our wedding is in March but we are planning for 20-30 minutes.

Post # 7
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Mine was 45 minutes or so

Post # 8
3312 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010


Mine was about 30 minutes. 

Post # 9
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Mimeawesome was 15-20. With two non religious readings I loved – and the guests for the most part were standing with cocktails.  Casual and fun 🙂

Post # 11
8044 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Ours was under 10 minutes. I completely rewrote the script the marriage officiant gave us, and took out all the embarrasingly sappy stuff. I replaced it with stuff that suited us better as a couple (more silly/funny stuff). Didn’t have any readings.. we wanted it short and sweet and that’s what we got!

Post # 12
487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

15, 20 minutes?  I don’t know, it was all such a blur.  We didn’t go off script or anything and there were no readings, but the officiant said that the standard ceremony she performs takes about 15 to twenty minutes.

Post # 13
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

( one of our readings was ” the lovely dinosaur”. We got a lot of compliments.  It was a light and cheerful short ceremony 

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