Advice PLEASE! On Confetti toss and receiving line!

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I have only seen the couple sign the marriage license before the ceremony or during.  Would that work for you? Or you could sign it after receiving your guests outside of the church (or receive them at the reception location).

But if you want the toss at the church, this would work:

Say I do

Walk down the aisle as H & W

Exit to back room to sign ML (while guests are filing out)

Exit church to toss



Say I do & sign ML either before or during ceremony

Walk down the aisle & stop at each pew and hug/greet guests as they exit the pew (then proceed to the next, etc.)

When all guests have exited, walk out of church to toss.


Just some ideas 🙂


Post # 4
1768 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

From my experience its:
1) I do’s/kiss

2) Walk down the aisle, sneaking away to the side once you’re down the aisle

3) Ushers dismiss guests

4) Guests wait outside the entrace, where the bridal party is handing out confetti/bubbles/whatever

5) You emerge from hiding spot, go sign marriage license

6) You exit the church to the hootenany going on outside 

Post # 6
1768 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@HappinessIsInDaisies:  hmm…then do that! Here (Missouri) the marriage license is almost always signed after the ceremony – although, strangely enough, the bride and groom don’t sign it at all. Only the officiant and two witneses sign it!

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