(Closed) How long do ceremonys actually last?

posted 11 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: How long?

    5-10 min

    10-15 min

    15-20 min

    20-25 min

    25-30 min

    30 min +

  • Post # 17
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Ours was around 15 minutes. But then again, all my hubby and I said was “I do”. The officant did all the talking.

    Post # 18
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I don’t think ours was any longer than 10-15 minutes, if even that.

    Post # 19
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    ours was an hour!  A full Catholic mass.

    Post # 20
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Mine was 10 minutes and people loved it!

    Post # 21
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’m worried that our ceremony will be super short too, because we’re not having a religious ceremony or writing our own vows, but I’m hoping it will last at least 15 mins.

    Post # 22
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think mine was around 15 minutes..

    Post # 23
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    Busy bee

    I am having a full Catholic mass, so it will be about an hour, but there are so many things that are important to us, we really can’t cut anything out. 

    Post # 24
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    Honey bee

    We’re aiming for 20 minutes or less. We’ve got the processional, our friend will say a few words, we’re going to do communion while MOH/BM sing, say vows (traditional + own), pronouncement and the kiss. Then we’ll recess and have a sort of optional recieving line to satisfy the old people.

    If we’re not at the reception (which is about eight minutes walking from the ceremony) by an hour after the ceremony starts, I’ll be shocked.

    Post # 25
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    My goal was 15 minutes but it looks we’ll be at 30.

    Post # 26
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    Bumble bee

    So the longest I’ve been to was about 2 hours. The shortest I’ve been to was about 15 minutes.

    Post # 27
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    You all are cracking me up! I was trying to stretch mine out instead of making it shorter. I was aiming for about 30 min. but it looks like I’m at 20 min. tops. I just wanted to make sure it was personal and memorable for us and our guests. Sounds like I’m right at the normal mark for a non-religious ceremony though so I’ll stop worrying. 😉

    Post # 28
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Ours will probably be about 15 minutes total with processional included. We timed it the other night and with Fiance reading it fairly slowly as long as us having some inserted conversation it was 10 minutes almost exactly! So we figure with people walking in it will be a little more. I hope people dont think its too long!

     

    Post # 29
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    Honey bee

    @Encore: Really? I personally HATE sitting through wedding ceremonies, so we knew we wanted ours to be short. No one remembers all the readings and special music and junk anyway, besides the bride and groom and MAYBE their parents. We’d rather just write stuff in our album and skip having it read aloud, haha.

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