How Long DId Your Ceremony Last?

posted 2 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
10412 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

From walking down the aisle to walking back up it I would guess 15-20ish minutes. We didn’t really include anything you don’t have listed there. I think things take a little longer in real time than when you just read through it beforehand.

Post # 3
907 posts
Busy bee

Mine was 5 minutes long. Some people kind of poked fun at us later for it and some people who were running late missed the whole thing, but we heard from so many people about how great it was. (We wanted to get to the party part of the evening!)

Don’t feel like your ceremony has to be a certain length. Do whatever feels best to you and your fiance.

Post # 4
1961 posts
Buzzing bee

Ours was very similar to yours and took 15-20 mins. It was perfect and short. 

Post # 5
4596 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

45 minutes. Church wedding.

Post # 6
2474 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

15-20….very simple non-religious ceremony. 

Post # 7
1255 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Mine was about 45 minutes long- which was very impressive for a full Catholic mass! 

It probably seems short now but if you have someone doing the reading they’ll take time getting up and back from their seat, etc. which will probably end up actually clocking in at 15 mins, which I think is a good amount of time. As long as you have everything in there that is important to you, it will be the perfect ceremony!

Post # 10
753 posts
Busy bee

Ours is max 20 mins including me getting in and getting us out out time 

Post # 11
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Ours will be about 15 minutes. I’ve rehearsed it with our officiant. Short sweet and to the point! It’ll be outside in June. It gets so hot in texas, I don’t want to torture anyone.

Post # 12
837 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

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teamroro :  I’m having a church wedding and my pastor said he doesn’t expect it to take more than 20 minutes since we don’t have a bridal party. 

Post # 13
3472 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Including processional, recessional, and signing the marriage certificate, our ceremony was probably 20 minutes. Remember that signing the marriage certificate takes like almost 5 mintues, I didn’t see it in your timeline? Our ceremony was also non-religious (humanist).

Post # 14
2473 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Ours was a full catholic mass (60 min and I stg I was kneeling for at least half of it with my bad knees lol) 

wouldve been 45 but we had communion in our ceremony. 


Post # 15
439 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

About 15 minutes. Secular wedding with my friend officiating. We did do a reading to add to it a bit. Instead of personal vows, we more had like letters/statements and then a more “repeat after me” vows so there would still be an “I do” moment, as well as the exchanging of rings. 

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