My fiance and I have now booked our venue and contacted the registrar the day after (which is costing £280 incidentally - I thought this was rather pricey). Anyway, we have opted for a Civil Ceremony. I'm now starting to have sleepless nights, although the wedding is over a year away, thinking about things like how do we play music that I'm going to walk down the ailse to? Is it acceptable to provide an ipod or similar and the venue sorts this out for us? Also, we are not too sure what to expect in terms of how long the ceremony will be. Unlike religious ones which are padded out with hymns and such like, is it really just a case of a quick introduction of us, how we met etc, straight to the vows, then boom - married! Now to the photos and reception? I know we could perhaps include a couple of readings, but other than that I'm just a bit concerned the ceremony is going to be over all too soon. Any suggestions?
Sorry for being ultra naive about all this!!