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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)