(Closed) How to estimate ceremony length?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
5009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@ivoryowl:  I tried… and failed monumentally! Ours was scheduled to be 30 minutes and it was more like 50!

Post # 4
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have no idea.  I’m NOT an emotional person, so I wanted to avoid reading the actual wording of the ceremony before the wedding in hopes it would resonate better the first time I heard/said the words.  What I thought was a 20 minute ceremony was actually…. MAYBE 10.  I think as long as you estimate by +/- 10 minutes, it’s no big deal.  A couple extra minutes to greet people right after the ceremony or 10 minutes less time for cocktail hour shouldn’t bother people too much.

Post # 5
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Talk to your DOC.  They should have an estimate of how long the ceremony will go.

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