Post # 17
My church says the wedding party will have the first pew to sit at. As for us, they will have two chairs for us at the altar.
40 min is long and if you are in a dress and high heels, that 40 min will feel like an hour.
I would let them sit if you can.
Post # 18
Sit – I would die if I was standing that long in one spot in heels!
Post # 19
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
Let them sit. You don’t want any locked knees or passing out bridesmaids. :p
Post # 20
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Definitely let them sit if your ceremony is that long and it’s normal for the bridal party to have seats! If I had to stand that long in one place in heels, it would ruin my night because my knees and back would hurt so much. 🙁
Post # 21
If space allows I would personally have them sit. They will be much more comfortable.
Post # 22
At both my friend’s and sister’s weddings we stood except for during communion.The whole thing flew by that honestly I didn’t even notice the 45 min.
Post # 23
I’ve been in weddings where I stood the entire time and where I sat for most of the time. I think we are going to be sitting for most of our Catholic ceremony. Much more comfortable that way.
Post # 24
45 mins is way too long to be standing. However, it isn’t clear from your post whether this applies to guests or just the wedding party. If it’s just the wedding party, I wouldn’t have a problem standing that long since it’s part of the “job” of being an attendant. For guests though, that is inappropriate and they need to be seated regardless of how long or short it is. There are alot of elderly people who can’t stand that long and even some who aren’t elderly. But that’s not say that all elderly people have issues with standing since it doesn’t bother some people. But it’s best to treat all your guests equally.
Post # 25
@fiftyfootbride I agree!! I wouldn’t want someone passing out (and I did that once in college in heels! not good)
let them sit and then get back up 🙂 you can have them practice!
Post # 26
standing should be rulled out, you want people to be comfortable 🙂
Post # 27
I have seen a lot of pictures of the bride and groom sitting at Catholic ceremonies! You really want to be comfortable and standing for 45 minutes will put a serious damper in your partying later at the reception!