(Closed) Can a Catholic wedding be 30 minutes?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

Ours wasn’t a full mass. It went quite quickly, actually. We started at 2pm and were done at around 2.40pm. Ours went fast, since our readers were nervous and spoke quickly (!) and we didn’t do anything fancy like lighting candles or sand ceremonies. Kept it very traditional, and out we went! 🙂

Post # 4
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Ours was 45 minutes, but we also did the coin, veil and cord ceremony. If you have short readings and prayers, short homily, small bridal party and short aisle (less time walking), you might be able to do it. I think the homily and the walking are the easiest places to cut time, but your priest will need to be on board with that.

Post # 5
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Our priest said that the ceremony without communion usually takes him 35-40 minutes, but that since we picked shorter readings and aren’t adding any extras (like a unity candle) if shouldn’t take more than 30-35 minutes.

Post # 7
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I WISH all my catholic friends could get married in 30 mins or less… I’m standing and kneeling in 4 inch heels a little too often…

Post # 8
3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

mine was! not a full mass though 🙂

Post # 9
1542 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Miss Grey: Lol. My dad jokes about how much exercise he has done when he goes to church.


@Peony007: My cousin’s quinceañera mass was 25 min. The trick was they didn’t do any songs.

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