(Closed) Ceremony Help: What did you/plan to do?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I am a wedding planner. The average wedding ceremony that has no religious traditions involved is on average 15 minutes. That includes processional and recessional, so who ever is telling you 30 minutes is incorrect. You can have it be 30 minutes if you chose though.

Processional. Most ceremonies start with a story about the bride and groom or a poem/reading about love, wedding vows, exchange of rings, at this point you could do a prayer/benediction/or community support of the marriage, first kiss, recessional.

Hope this helps.

Post # 4
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yeah, I think ours is about 15 min long.  It’s non religious, so not many passages or readings being done, just a couple of blurbs about us as a couple starting on our journey together and the love we share.  Then the vows, the ring exchange, and bam we’re done!  lol

Post # 6
44 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012


I have just written the first draft of our ceremony and this is the order we plan to do things in.  


gathering words

rose ceremony to mothers



exchange of rings

unity candle

Closing remarks



Post # 7
5095 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Our ceremony was literally less than five minutes long. It was just as meaningful and important to us, and I think the guests kind of appreciated not having to sit through anything long.

I was escorted in by my parents, there was a greeting by the officiant, we said our vows, exchanged rings, kissed, and walked on out!

Post # 8
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Our ceremony will be between 20-30 minutes.  We are signing the marriage license during the ceremony.  

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