I'm a little worried that our ceremony is too short. We are just saying vows, exchanging rings, kiss, done. I estimate this to be about 10 minutes max. At first I didn't think this was a problem, since we were going to do the ceremony at the reception site. However, that may be changing due to our officiant (FFIL) having to do the ceremony in DC (venue is in VA). If we go with the ceremony site we are thinking of, the drive from the hotel and back to the reception will be about 20 minutes each way. While that drive isn't too long, I don't want to leave guests with the feeling of why did we just spend 40 total minutes in the car for an 8 minute ceremony.
Has anyone else had super short ceremonies like this? Do you wish you added anything else?
I don't want to add random readings that don't mean anything to us. Any ideas for ways to enhance a really simple ceremony without it seeming like we just tossed some stuff in for padding?
I'm thinking of doing this wine/love letter box ceremony (http://www.greatofficiants.com/design-your-ceremony/57-ceremonies/add-ins/155-box-wine-a-love-letter-ceremony), as we love wine and do actually write love letters to each other. Has anyone done this or seen this? Did you think it was sweet or cheesy?