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How long is the actual ceremony?

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Rainsbow Sun 04-Jun-17 12:01:13

Registrar's service, not religious. If we just had all the compulsory parts but no "optionals", how long would it last?

NapQueen Sun 04-Jun-17 12:02:24

20 mins max

OregonShales Sun 04-Jun-17 12:02:29

Our was about 20 minutes smile

KindleBueno Sun 04-Jun-17 12:02:50

I think mine was probably about 20 minutes in all

Rainsbow Sun 04-Jun-17 12:03:28

Really? I was hoping like 10!

Chasingsquirrels Sun 04-Jun-17 12:05:19

Not long at all.
You have people entering, the ceremony bit, and the signing bit, the taking pictures bit, people leaving.
They book 30 minute slots and it's all done in that time.

NapQueen Sun 04-Jun-17 12:05:42

Rains. Its probably about 10/15 talking, 5 signing register.

Rainsbow Sun 04-Jun-17 12:07:45

Oh god. I was really hoping it would be mega quick instantaneous as I'm petrified about everyone watching me and having focus on me. Petrified as in panic attack petrified. 20-30mins of standing still is beyond my capabilities (anxiety makes me really restless). Oh crap.

bigchris Sun 04-Jun-17 12:09:29

Could you have the ceremony the day before with strangers as witnesses and then celebrate afterwards with family

KindleBueno Sun 04-Jun-17 12:09:58

You'll be too busy getting married to notice anything else around you

Rainsbow Sun 04-Jun-17 12:10:01

No it's all booked and all the bloody invites have gone out.

bigchris Sun 04-Jun-17 12:10:17

Or get proponal from gp

Chasingsquirrels Sun 04-Jun-17 12:10:38

You won't be standing still for 20 mins.
I think people are talking about the whole thing, which includes signing the register etc.
The actual standing saying the words - maybe 5/10 mins?

Rainsbow Sun 04-Jun-17 12:11:25

I can't take beta blockers maybe I'll ask for diazepam.

Anatidae Sun 04-Jun-17 12:11:51

About three minutes but we took the long version. The short version in our country is 'do you? Yes. Do you? Yes.' It takes about thirty seconds.

What takes so long if you strip out all the religious gubbins ???

Anatidae Sun 04-Jun-17 12:13:53

Go get married in Sweden. Thirty seconds, seriously.

Or just elope. The thought of needing drugs to get through it isn't fun is it? Do you have to do this? Why put yourself through that? I hated the thought of everyone staring at me so it was a quickie do, then into the party where attention wasn't reallyon me any more.

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