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5 Wedding Ceremony Gaffes, Blunders, and Mistakes to Avoid

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Tags: wedding mistakes, writing the wedding, ceremony length

Published: Thursday, Apr. 4th, 2019

A wedding ceremony can be pretty much anything that you want it to be, as long as it reflects the couple and their relationship. However, having performed quite a few weddings between us, and heard about many more, we thought we should help out first time, or newish, officiants by reviewing some serious “ceremony killers” that we’ve encountered in our years in the wedding industry.  

Below, we review some traps to avoid when it comes time to plan your wedding ceremony.

1. Don’t make the ceremony too long. We shoot for 20 minutes, but you can make it a bit longer if you feel you have enough solid material to keep the audience engaged. Just remember, no matter how good the ceremony is, most people will naturally tune out after 30 minutes. ...(continued)


Wedding Ceremony Disasters, and How to Avoid Them

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Tags: wedding mistakes, first time officiants, ring ceremony

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 26th, 2018

In previous articles, we mentioned the need for good communication between the couple and their officiant, independent of whether the officiant is a professional or a friend or family member. We also mentioned that if your chosen officiant is performing a wedding ceremony for the first or second time, they should seek guidance. 

There’s a reason for that! 

Below, we recount some stories that folks have shared with us, to illustrate why strong communication, research, and preparation are so important. So, settle in, pour yourself a holiday cocktail, and let the drama unfold!

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