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How long was your ceremony?

How long was your actual wedding ceremony (not the processional or recessional - from the time you reached the end of the aisle until the time when you were pronounced husband and wife)?
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Re: How long was your ceremony?

  • I think it was about 15 minutes. And that was almost too long for me.
  • Maybe like 10 minutes, possibly 15. If we didn't do the blanket ceremony it would have taken less than 10, but with that ceremony it toko a little longer, especially since we had issues with the sage and rope not lighting.
  • 10 minutes, tops! We wanted it short and sweet. Our pastor opened with a few words, read a reading, we lit the unity candle, gave our mothers roses, said our I do's and we were outta there. But we also got married outside in May in Louisiana, so anything any longer than that would have resulted in everone turning into melted blobs.

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  • It was 10-15 minutes, including the signing of the marriage certificate.  Short and sweet.
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  • Including the processional and recessional ours was 20 minutes.  So maybe 15 tops for the ceremony. 
  • 15 to 20 minutes here.
  • It hasn't happened yet, but I anticipate the ceremony being about 15 minutes. One reading, some stuff about rings, vows, done.
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  • About 35-40 minutes I guess - we had a church ceremony.
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  • 5 - 7 minutes at the most. We didn't want something silly like a ceremony to cut into getting our drink on. Holla!
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    [QUOTE]It hasn't happened yet, but I anticipate the ceremony being about 15 minutes. One reading, some stuff about rings, vows, done.
    Posted by laurenclaire1386[/QUOTE]

    Ditto.
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    [QUOTE]5 - 7 minutes at the most. We didn't want something silly like a ceremony to cut into getting our drink on. Holla!
    Posted by JenGin74[/QUOTE]

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  • 40 - 45 minutes but we had a religious ceremony (everyone said it felt like way less though). 
  • Mine hasn't happend yet either, but I've talked to the officiant about it. From beginning to end, it will probably be about 20-25 minutes.
  • Just under an hour.

    Our pastor did the most beautiful sermon that was personalized and had people laughing, crying, and saying "awwww".  Without the sermon, everything else only took about 10-15 minutes for the greeting, vows, rings, unity candle, and blessing.
  • edited November 2010
    about 20 minutes I think
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  • um... 2 hours actually, but there are mini ceremonies before everything is completed :)

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  • We haven't had ours yet but based on the draft the officiant sent me it's looking like 15-20 min (includes 2 readings).
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  • about 15 minutes?  Two short readings, message, rings, vows, done and done.
  • 3 or 4 minutes. It was the shortest ceremony ever. Good thing because my feet hurt.
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  • 15-20 minutes.
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    H wrote our ceremony using ceremonies from the internet, and he sent it to me at work to look over, and I almost lost it when I got to the "unity vomit" section he stuck in the middle. It was this elaborate ceremony involving a toilet bowl and everything. It caught me off guard, and I had to stifle my laughter. Maybe it was the font that got me.

    ETA: I found it in my inbox:

    UNITY VOMIT

    In the calm of this moment, as you join together as husband and wife, having left the darkness to stand before the bright light that is the love of God, may the mixing of the vomit in this holy toilet bowl symbolize the collaboration of two hearts that are united in one life.
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  • I'm with everyone else, about 15 minutes. IF that. It was beautiful but simple.
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    [QUOTE]H wrote our ceremony using ceremonies from the internet, and he sent it to me at work to look over, and I almost lost it when I got to the "unity vomit" section he stuck in the middle. It was this elaborate ceremony involving a toilet bowl and everything. It caught me off guard, and I had to stifle my laughter. Maybe it was the font that got me.
    Posted by zippityb[/QUOTE]

    <div>Huh?</div>
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  • It was a joke thrown in to make me laugh.
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  • edited November 2010
    Way less than 10 minutes. We had a short intro, 2 readings (in my bio), then vows, exchange of rings, kiss, and done. I can get you the text of the whole thing if you want.

    People loved it. Although MIL asked my mom, "Are they REALLY married?" My H's parents had a full Catholic mass for their wedding.
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    [QUOTE]It was a joke thrown in to make me laugh.
    Posted by zippityb[/QUOTE]

    <div>Okay, gotcha ;)</div>
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  • This was the whole thing:


    Family and friends, BRIDE and GROOM wish to welcome you to witness
    and share their joy today. You have shared and contributed to their
    lives in the past,
    and by witnessing their marriage ceremony today,
    BRIDE and GROOM ask you to commit yourselves to their future.


    (Readings here)


    BRIDE and GROOM, marriage is not be entered into lightly but with certainty,
    with mutual respect, and with a sense of reverence which includes,
    humor and joy.
    On this day of your marriage you stand somewhat apart from all other
    human beings.
    You stand within the charmed circle of your love, and this is as it should be.
    Love is not meant to be the possession of two people alone.
    Rather it should serve as a source of common energy, and give you
    strength to live your lives with courage.
    From this day forward you will come closer together than ever before,
    you will promise to love one another in
    sickness and in health, for better and for worse, but the same time
    your love will give you the strength
    to stand apart to seek your unique destinies.
    Please join hands.


    GROOM, do you pledge to share your life openly with BRIDE, to speak
    the truth to her in love, to honor
    and tenderly care for her, to cherish, and encourage her growth
    and fulfillment through all the changes of your life?
    GROOM: “I do”


    BRIDE, do you pledge to share your life openly with GROOM, to speak
    the truth to him in love, to honor
    and tenderly care for him, to cherish and encourage
    his growth and fulfillment through all the changes of your life?
    BRIDE: “I do”


    Do you have rings to exchange?
    GROOM please repeat after me. . .BRIDE, I give you this ring, as a part of me,
    to encircle not just your finger, but your whole being.
    I give you this ring as a sign of my love and faithfulness. In
    doing this, I take you as my wife.


    BRIDE, please repeat after me. . .GROOM, I give you this ring as a part of me,
    to encircle not just your finger, but your whole being.
    I give you this ring as a sign of my love and faithfulness. In doing
    this, I take you as my husband.

    May you love deeply, laugh heartily, practice patience, and smile often.
    May you dream together, grow, be crazy, give, give in, and trust
    enough to take.
    May you see many sunrises, listen to the rain, savor special moments.
    May you rediscover each other, listen carefully and always have open hearts.

    You may seal your vows with a kiss!
    I am happy to be the first to present BRIDE and GROOM!

     


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  • ummm 10 minutes...tops!
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  • MsMerryMac...I so totally want to steal your vows.  Neither FI nor I are religious, so this would be perfect!   Wow!
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    [QUOTE]MsMerryMac...I so totally want to steal your vows.  Neither FI nor I are religious, so this would be perfect!   Wow!
    Posted by Bkseller13[/QUOTE]

    Go for it. We picked between a few choices our officiant had. We didn't want anything too religious. We thought about using a religious prayer for a reading, but went with something else, so there actually wasn't a mention of God at all. Which was okay with us.
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