Post # 32
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 # 34
Thanks for the feedback.
We were trying to decide between renting chairs or having guests stand due to the cost of renting another 100 chairs (we are already renting 100 for the reception, which we cant transfer from the ceremony) and our ceremony will only be maybe 10 min so we didnt want to rent chairs for 10min. However, my concern was that with so many guests it looking unorganized.
@britishboccoli we are not having a videographer, lighting, flowers or any other addons due to a very limited budget $5,000. We are keeping it beautiful and simple and our family friends will be “catering”. So we are that limited on budget lol.
It looks like we will be going with chairs for everyone. 🙂
Post # 35
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.