(Closed) Guests standing for ceremony??

posted 9 years ago in Logistics
Post # 32
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My cousin’s ceremony was literally 5 minutes, and it was under a covered area with cement, so I had no problem standing.

However, my FI’s cousin’s wedding was outside, in a field, and lasted about 15 minutes, maybe a bit longer. It had rained earlier in the day, and my heels kept sinking into the wet ground. It was very uncomfortable, I had to keep leaning on my FI! I can’t say I was angry, but I definitely was not comfortable and was too busy worrying about sinking to devote all of my attention to the ceremony.

Post # 35
10282 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Honestly, I don’t think that offering booze is going to help this situation at all. If anything, it’s going to give them one more thing that they have to fumble with. 

One of my best friends had a ceremony where almost every guest had to stand. It was short (like 10-15 minutes) but people still complained. Even if the ceremony won’t last long, your guests will still more than likely be early. For those who are punctual, that’s at least an additional 15-20 minutes that they’ll be on their feet prior to anything even starting. If it were me, I’d be exhausting all options to have seating for my guests. From a guests perspective, I wouldn’t be a happy camper. 

ETA: Oops, saw your update. Good call. 

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