I guess I've decided the next part of wedding planning I'm focusing on is the ceremony, haha. I'm a little lost, though. Neither FH or I are religious, so we're going totally secular. It'll be officiated by my coworker, who is licensed, but he's only done a few weddings and it's been quite some time. He's up to incorporating/skipping basically anything we'd like. SO we're writing our own (and by we I mean me) and I'm struggling to find anything to lengthen it.
FH and GM will all be standing at the front already. The only people walking will be my 3 BMs and myself accompanied by my grandfather. We're skipping all the unity ceremonies, we're not going to ramble on about what the ring represents, we're not having anyone sing, it's secular so there are no prayers, we're not strongly tied with our heritage, there aren't any family traditions. The only thing left I can think of are readings, but I haven't found a single one worth using. They're all very stereotypical and honestly seem kind of pointless/disingenuous.
At this point it's looking like the whole thing will be under 15min. We'll probably only be standing up there together about 6min. How would you react to what is essentially a 6min ceremony? I really can't think of anything else to add. It seems like the whole thing is really just going to be "welcome, walk, I do, kiss, leave." What readings are you using? Or any quirky aspects you're adding?