(Closed) How long will your ceremony be?

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: How long was your ceremony?
    less than 30 minutes : (37 votes)
    54 %
    30-45 minutes : (19 votes)
    28 %
    45-60 minutes : (12 votes)
    17 %
    60 minutes plus (we're marathoners!) : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    We are aiming right for 30 minutes. Enough to make it the most important part of the day, but not too long to bore people who are just ready to celebrate!

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009 - Harbison Chapel & The Maple Lane Farm

    We are trying for 30-40 minutes.  Not sure what we will include but I hope to have a few good friends do readings and a short sermon.  I want it to be short but not gone in a flash. 

    Post # 5
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I assume ours will be somewhere around 30 minutes. I’m a fan of keeping it short and sweet and getting to the reception so that we can really celebrate.

    Post # 6
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    92 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    Our ceremony ran about 20 minutes, and that was with an extra cultural tradition thrown in too!

    Post # 7
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    487 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception

    I’m hoping our ceremony will be 20-30 minutes. I’m not good at standing in place for a long time. I’m too fidgity.

    Post # 8
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    It may run a little over 30 when you count the Mothers, etc. going down the aisle – but not much more.

    Post # 9
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    Our ceremony was about 20 mins and that included our lei exchange ceremony.  We wanted to keep it as short as possible.

    Post # 10
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We’re having a full Catholic mass, so it will probably be about an hour. 

    Post # 11
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    248 posts
    Helper bee

    40-45 minutes.  Even though I love to party, I’m not a fan of "getting the ceremony over with" to hurry up and party as I believe the ceremony is sacred – that’s when the marriage moment takes place.

    Post # 12
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    397 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    20-30 mintues.  We don’t want to run up there and run back.  But we don’t want it to be too long. 

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Haven’t really thought about it, but it will probably end up around 30 minutes-if that. The ceremony is the part that stresses out Fiance the most, he’s very shy, so the shorter the better!

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee

    mine will be about 25 minutes with communion for 100, but we are ONLY doing special music during communion to save time & not doing a unity candle, etc

    Post # 15
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    208 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    20 minutes, at least that’s what the rabbi said.  Short and sweet!

    Post # 16
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We are hoping ours will be 20-30 mins.  Having it be non-denominational (a friend of ours is officiating for us) we were a little concerned it would be too short- we one of our firends is going to sing and we will have two short readings.

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