Post # 1
My mom went to a wedding the other day and, being that she’s about to be the mother of the bride, she said she was watching the other MOB to see what she was wearing, doing, etc. She asked me if she and my dad or my fiance’s parents are supposed to walk table to table like we do, thanking people, saying hi, etc. Has anyone seen this done before? Are they supposed to? Or should they just casually say hi when they see people? Parents are splitting reception costs.
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
We’re not doing a receiving line, so I wasn’t sure
Post # 6
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
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
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.