Seating for the ceremony.. is this okay?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

a 45 minute ceremony is short? Get a chair for every guest.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsFitness:  I would rent more chairs. A 45 minute ceremony is not a short ceremony. There is a big difference between standing still for 45 minutes and being on your feet but able to move for 45 minutes. Most people can manage the latter, but standing absolutely still is a whole different matter.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

you need the same amount of chairs as people. You can’t ask people to stand for 45 mins.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

@MrsFitness:  I would get more chairs. Imagine your female guests having to stand still on their heels for 45 minutes ! If it was me I would not appreciate it. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@MrsFitness:  yeah, I would see 45 minutes as a super long ceremonyfor an outdoor wedding. To me 20 minutes is about standard for non-church wedding ceremonies. And even then I want a chair, lol. 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I would have a chair for each person. Reserving seats for “just your families” creates a class system for your guests. It would be like feeding your family filet mignon, but the rest chicken.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Whoa 45 minutes is NOT a short ceremony. Imagine balancing in heels in someone’s lawn or dirt for 45 minutes! You need chairs for 100% of the butts. I’d be really po’d if I had to stand through someone’s ceremony cause there weren’t enough chairs.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

45 mins is NOT short!! I could understand a 10 min ceremony but certanly not 45!!

Why don’t you try standing for 45 mins and not moving, then tell us what you have decided :/

Post # 11
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Busy bee

I have been to ceremonies where people had to stand and i wasn’t bothered at all but 45 minutes is a fairly long ceremony to leave half the people standing. If you are able to, i would probably get the extra chairs

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Agree with PPs. 15 minutes you could get away with, but not 45!

Edit: just saw what you posted above me. Even if the ceremony is only 20 minutes, people will get there early and these things never start on time. They’ll have to be standing for 45 minutes probably… that’s no good!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Every butt gets a chair. This is a really inhospitable way to try to save money.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsFitness:  Even 20 minutes is pushing it, I would put every person in a chair 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

You really need more chairs…you never know if more people than expected will actually need one too because of advanced age, injury, etc.

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