(Closed) Sit or stand?

posted 12 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
2472 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think 45 minutes is a long time to be standing.

Post # 4
6571 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i’d let them sit. that’s a long time to stand up there with uncomfortable shoes on, especially if she specifically asked for it.

Post # 5
900 posts
Busy bee

I stood that long.  I was fine with it.  Can’t speak for my bridal party, though.  I have been to Catholic Mass ceremonies where everyone, including the bride and groom, sat through most of it.

Post # 6
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

everybody sat. But that’s just happens at a Catholic ceremony. We enjoyed sitting but we did have to stand for part of the ceremony that requires us to stand at the altar.

Post # 7
5493 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

That’s a long time to stand.  Especially for elderly people, people with back problems. and ladies in heels.  I think everyone needs to be seated. 

Post # 8
48 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

People will focus on the ceremony better if they are comfortable.  They may be distracted while standing if the are uncomfortable…

Post # 9
7172 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I think it’s doable, but your wedding party will be much more comfortable seated.  

Post # 10
20 posts
  • Wedding: May 2010

Are you talking about having just the bridal party stand or all guests stand?  I think it might be OK for the wedding party to stand, but the guests should be seated.

Post # 11
1509 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

That is way too long to stand in heels.  Have them sit.

Post # 12
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I would ask your officiant.  In most church ceremonies, there are places where people stand (at the beginning, during the vows, etc), and where they sit (esp. during the readings and the homily, for example).  There’s no reason to stand the whole time unless it is really short!

Post # 13
1813 posts
Buzzing bee

Are you serving communion?  My ladies stood for the ceremony but took communion first then sat while others took communion.

Post # 14
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I don’t really think 45 minutes is TOO long for your wedding party to stand, but they’d definitely be more comfortable seated!

Post # 15
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Claxton Farm

As a former bridesmaid who has had the “Oh no self, don’t faint!” experience in every wedding where I’ve stood for one of my lovely bride-friends, I advocate for sitting. I’m even nervous about standing at my own ceremony! Seriously, it has become a slightly irrational fear. 

Post # 16
26 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

i vote for sitting. 

i figure that any standing past 20 minutes is going to have guests fidgeting too much.

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