Sounds like a plan to me.
The only thing I’d be worried about is how much time it will give you at each table… won’t work out to much per table / person I imagine… that could be either a good thing or a bad thing I suppose.
(And you’ll have to be sure and start the process BEFORE tables start being called… or else END at the first table)
The only other downside I can think of… and it might be a BIG one is… I remember that for my First Wedding when we had the Traditional Big White Pouffy Family Wedding, that by the time Dinner came around WE WERE STARVING (so the exact opposite to what you expect to happen). So I would have died if I was not sitting down and eating when Dinner was served, and watching other people eat, nah.
In reality the Wedding Day is a long day… you’ll be up for hours & hours, and on your feet for hours & hours too. You’ll probably be hungry and wanting to have a good sit down like everyone else by the time Dinner time rolls around.
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My First Wedding we went round after the Cake Cutting (second chit-chat of the night*) with our Guest Book attendant (a young cousin) and a basket filled with “Wedding Cake for Dreaming” while everyone was having their Dessert & Coffee / Tea. It was ok, but then again, it seemed rushed, as the Dancing was about to begin.
*In actuality at My First Wedding we greeted everyone 2x… we had a Small Receiving Line when everyone arrived (B&G and Both Sets of Parents) in the Cocktail area… that actually was the spot that worked out best, because we got the Thank Yous out of the way upfront.
I really like Receiving Lines for this reason… you can make them short and sweet, and get her done.
This time round…
Mr TTR & I met all our Guests at the Entrance for our Back Home Reception… again it ran smoothly, and then the rest of the Night was our own so to speak.
The only downside I can see is if the Couple was off having Wedding Pics done, and so weren’t on-site when the Cocktail Party started.
Hope my info helps some (gives you some alternatives to consider)
As I said I like your idea… as long as you think it all thru so it works for you.