What makes a wedding boring? For the most part the bride, groom and wedding party set the tone for the day, but if you overlook a few important details you can definitely have guests rolling their eyes or even worse leaving early.
The number one complaint that we hear from guests is when the ceremony or the speeches go way too long. So what can you do to prevent this?
1. Tell your officiant that you would like a 20 minute ceremony. There really is no need to go any longer than this unless you are having a full mass service at a church. Especially if you are having an outdoor wedding. Guests in the blistering hot sun or freezing cold will be praying for it to end.
2. This might be a challenging one but try and put a time limit on the speeches. Without a cap parents can get carried away very quickly. We have witnessed a 45 minute speech and I wish I was joking. You can unequivocally complete a perfect speech in 5-10 minutes and still leave people wanting more instead of guests wishing you were done over and over in their head.
3. Receiving lines are unquestionably the most boring part of your wedding day for everyone involved. The worst part is once they start they can't be stopped. Its like being in a bad dream but you can't get out. Our suggestion is undoubtedly to skip it and instead go around table to table during the reception. Everyone is much more amiable at this time and you are not restricted with how much time you have.
You have our assurance that if you make sure these tips are followed your guests will be thanking you later. We hope you have a fantastic wedding!
Location: Edmonton, Alberta.