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How long do civil ceremonies last?

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Kayzr Sat 13-Aug-11 12:38:55

Just planning our wedding and wondering how long the ceremony lasts at a registry office. I need to know so I can book the reception venue and say when we'll be there.


tigana Sat 13-Aug-11 22:36:01

about 15 minutes iirc.
No frills, no poems, no reading that bit from winnie the pooh or captain correlli, just in, bit of blurb, do you? do you? sign the register then ooot the door for photos.

tigana Sat 13-Aug-11 22:37:17

add a bit for photos if your reg office has a photo place.
and getting everyone heading in the right direction for the reception.

raspberrytipple Sun 14-Aug-11 14:38:20

What tigana said. We are getting married at a Registry office and they have said to allow 15/20 minutes but have said that if we want a reading/poem etc then we can do one as long as it does not include anything religious.

JanMorrow Tue 16-Aug-11 12:58:52

We've been told 20mins depending on readings (so I'd allow 30).

melodyangel Tue 16-Aug-11 18:24:59

About 30 mins but you need to arrive 15 mins early to do all the offical stuff. Checking details and all that.

melodyangel Tue 16-Aug-11 18:25:47

Raspberry - How's it all going? Can't be long now. Good Luck!

raspberrytipple Tue 16-Aug-11 18:44:35

Hey Melody - 10 days to go! All in place and ready to ..... just hen do left to go and that is this weekend :D

Hope married life is good!

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