(Closed) Are parents supposed to walk around to talk to tables too?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Should parents walk around to greet tables like bride and groom do?
    Yes, they should do it, but trail a table or two behind the B&G : (4 votes)
    29 %
    No, not neccessary. Just say hi when you see people throughout the reception : (10 votes)
    71 %
  • Post # 3
    3257 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Our parents walked around and thanked people for coming and just mingled in general. I don’t think they need to go out of their way to greet every guest, but a nice hello and short conversation with as many people as possible is always better than hiding in the corner. 😉

    Post # 4
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Never seen it done. Generally the parents greet guests and thank them for coming at the end of the ceremony during the receiving line.

    Post # 6
    5758 posts
    Bee Keeper

    We didn’t do it, nor have I ever noticed the parents doing it specifically. Usually people come up to them throughout the night so they’re kept pretty busy. Every time I walked outside to get some air I was always being hunted down!

    I spoke with most people at one point but nothing very formal…no receiving lines either. I don’t think she needs to worry about it or plan anything. Let the night unfold naturally.

    Post # 7
    713 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’m sure my parents will circulate to say hello to their friends and family. It’s nice for the parents to mingle, but it isn’t necessary to greet everyone.

    Post # 8
    1962 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    The only time I’ve seen this done is when the parents pay for the wedding. Otherwise people in my family just mingle with each other in the same manner as any other party they would go to.

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