Post # 1
I just got my wedding ceremony order from my church and I’m really excited for my ceremony. The ceremony is estimated to be around 40 minutes and now my family is saying find things to cut. I’m not having a soloist or anything added and I really like the format that we have. Why is there such an issue with longer ceremonies? I’m putting my foot down because when it comes down to it, the ceremony is the most important part of my wedding and I’m not cutting it out because guests need to party sooner.
Post # 3
@Pupperoni: I don’t blame you!! Our ceremony was about 30 minutes in length. I know it may have been a bit long for our guests to sit through, but it’s honestly the most important part of the day. Do what you want!
Post # 4
40 minutes is not long! Tell your family that this will be the most meaningful part of the day for you and your FI.
Post # 5
So the ceremony I am guessing is not a full mass? Because I am having a full mass but I know it typically lasts maybe 50 minutes at my church, but I got a paper saying a regular ceremony is 40 minutes. For some reason I thought it was 20!
But anyway, you’re paying for it and it IS the most important part, so totally do not cut anything out unless you run into a time issue with your venue- but doesn’t sound like it!
We have had friends jokingly complain (we hope jokingly) about the length being a full mass.. .. . kinda smarts, because it is important!
Post # 6
We are having a full mass ceremony and it will be about 45-50min long. All our family is expecting the ceremony to be this long, it’s tradition in our families.