(Closed) So important – is this just too long? *Long post*

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Is this ceremony too long
    Yes. One of the rituals have to go : (2 votes)
    15 %
    No - you are not doing unity candle or readings so it's good : (1 votes)
    8 %
    Not long but too wordy : (8 votes)
    62 %
    It's perfect. : (2 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    It doesn’t seem too long too me!

    You said each part takes 15 minutes – but I don’t see it broken up into parts? The whole thing looks like it will take 15 min, yes?

    Post # 5
    1580 posts
    Bumble bee

    I actually voted to “too wordy” because that is the option that best fit what I think. For me, it is too much of you saying vows all in a row. I think you actually should add a reading or something between the handfasting and the ring exchange. Adding a reading (with a new reader) will change it up so it doesn’t get boring for the guests, and then when you and your groom stand up again, people will really pay attention to the ring ceremony.

    Post # 6
    3709 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I didn’t vote…but I agree with Jacqi

    Post # 8
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    a reading doesn’t have to be religious. it could be a poem, thoughts on marriage, whatever you want it to be.

    Post # 9
    118 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I don’t think this ceremony is going to be more than half an hour long (including the processional and recessional), from the elements you’ve included.  I don’t think you have to worry about it being too long.  Do you have an officiant yet?  Have you discussed the ceremony with them?  They may have some suggestions and edits and give you a better idea of the length and timeline for the entire ceremony.

    Post # 10
    343 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Yeah, I agree with other posters, it’s not too long and could use the variety of readings

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