(Closed) No Grand Entrance

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Grand entrances and minging/receiving lines are separate things. Mingling and receiving lines are for speaking to guests personally, and obviously a grand entrance doesn’t achieve that.

Me, I dislike receiving lines, especially for large weddings. Why should the guests wait in line to speak to the bride and groom? So I like the idea of visiting every table. But a receiving line is better than nothing. Every guest should get to speak to you or DH, one way or another.

As for the entrance – I don’t think it matters how it’s done. I think we just walked in unannounced.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yeah, we’re not doing a grand entrance either. We’re having the wedding at 2pm, then going straight into the reception (doing photos before the ceremony), and the reception is at the same location as the ceremony, so we really won’t be going anywhere.

I think it’s fine to not do a grand entrance, and as long as you get face time with all the guests, then it’s all good!

Post # 6
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Newbee

I don’t want to do a grand entrance either. It’s just not my thing. Agree with previous poster, grand entrance and receiving line are totally different. I’m nixing the receiving line, too. I plan to just go around to all the tables. That would be nice 🙂

Post # 7
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Honey bee

I’m already going to have enough of a problem being the center of attention the whole day, no need to make it worse with a huge grand entrance. Our ceremony and reception will likely be at the same place, and we’re doing loads of pictures before the ceremony, so we won’t ever really be exiting. 

I’ve never actually seen a recieving line, so I don’t think we’ll be doing one of those either.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We skipped the grand enterance and just slipped right into cocktail hour. Obviously people noticed when we entered, and we made sure to do a full circuit of the room to start mingling with everyone, so really it worked out just fine.

Post # 11
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850 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@mrsrigsby60:  I was planning on doing that earlier on! I’m glad to see someone else doing a proper English Afternoon Tea! I can’t wait to see pics of your day!  Honestly for this kind of setting I too wouldn’t do a grand entrance.  One option that was given to us for that kind of format was to go into the room with your guests and then of course mingle and go to each table but if that is too informal I would do the receiving line.

Post # 12
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610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I like the receiving line idea! Nothing wrong with deciding to forego the grand entrance.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I thinks either is fine. We’re not doing a grand entrance either. We’re going to have everything in the same place so we’re just starting the reception with our first dance.

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