Post # 1
We just figured out our order of worship for the ceremony and it is 45 minutes long. Personally, I’m inclined for us all to stand during that time. However, my Maid/Matron of Honor has suggested that the bridal party be seated. What do the bees think?
Post # 3
I think 45 minutes is a long time to be standing.
Post # 4
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
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
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
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
People will focus on the ceremony better if they are comfortable. They may be distracted while standing if the are uncomfortable…
Post # 9
I think it’s doable, but your wedding party will be much more comfortable seated.
Post # 10
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
That is way too long to stand in heels. Have them sit.
Post # 12
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
Are you serving communion? My ladies stood for the ceremony but took communion first then sat while others took communion.
Post # 14
- 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
- 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
i vote for sitting.
i figure that any standing past 20 minutes is going to have guests fidgeting too much.