(Closed) standing the entire ceremony….

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 29
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567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Personally, I would HATE having to stand. I would not be able to stand still! And also, the ceremony might only be 15 minutes long…but there is also going to be waiting time before and after.

Post # 30
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157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I wouldn’t mind standing at a wedding. I would totally understand. The only thing I would worry about are kids because I know if my son had the freedom he wouldn’t stay still. Other then that no big deal. As for the short people, doesn’t matter if you are standing and a tall person is behind you or sitting in front of you ??

Post # 31
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Newbee

In my most recent wedding experience, I was more uncomfortable sitting 🙂  The bride and I had been friends for a long time. In the beginning, we worked together and we made friends with the people we worked with, so I was fine standing and reconnecting with all of them before AND after the ceremony. Anyone who feels that uncomfortable standing will love the chairs at the reception tables. Regardless of how long the ceremony might be, you aren’t making them stand the whole day, are you? Of course not.

Post # 32
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@PrairieGirl: Totally agree. Just had this same scenario at a friend’s wedding this past weekend. It wasn’t a big deal at all.

Post # 33
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184 posts
Blushing bee

A couple of things (just went to an outdoor wedding and had to stand).

Pros:

I could stand in the shade (it was super hot)

I didn’t have to sit in close proximity to people while it was so hot.

 

Cons:

They had THREE songs (and they were not short songs).

People who were standing, felt it okay to talk, look around, not pay attention. Felt very informal.

With any kind of heel…you’re sinking in the grass!!! (and ruining good shoes!).

 

If I was one of those allowed to sit at your wedding, I would feel awkward and like I was being rude or something.  I know that’s weird.

 

Post # 34
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I went to a wedding where we stood for the ceremony and obviously the time leading up to it.  It was horrendous.  My feet were killing me the rest of the night. Not something I would want to put my guests through, even if were for only 20 minutes.

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve never had to stand for wedding ceremony, but i’m not really seeing the big deal.  I’ve had to stand for other things like memorial day programs or fourth of july programs and it never bothered me.  Not to mention I’ve worked 8-14 hours on my feet (usually without a break) and i lived to tell about it.  And yes, I stand in one place a lot at my job without moving around.  It’s not like its a ridiculous unheard of request. 

Post # 36
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve been to a wedding like this. Let’s see. It was cold, outside, and there was no seating but for the elderly and close family members. I wish I could tell you about the wedding ceremony, but being 5’1 I couldn’t see or hear much of it over everyone else. For me personally, it really took away from the beauty of the ceremony, and I so loved the couple! Id’ certainly have come, chairs or not, but who can focus on the couple, though, when all you can think is “When is this finally going to end so we can go inside and sit down/my feet are killing me/I’m hot/cold, etc? My advice is that do it if you have to espcially for space reasons, have chairs if you can, but totally let people know either way so they can be prepared and dress/plan accordingly.

Post # 37
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I went to an outdoor ceremony where I had to stand. They ran out of seating, but the seats were hay bails anyway. I was kind of confused at first, but it wasn’t that bad. I just wish I would’ve known earlier so I could wear flip flops instead of heels 🙂

Post # 38
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3600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

You stand around the gravesite at a funeral for 20-30 minutes, you can do it at a wedding, too.

Post # 39
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Our wedding will be standing room only due to the venue. We will also be providing a row of seats at the front for those who need to sit, and then have everyone close in around us for the best viewing. People get very caught up in what they expect a wedding to be like, if you get a few negative comments don’t fret. Everyone will always find something to complain about just do what you want. 🙂

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