Post # 1
i’m having a relatively large wedding….140 people. my FI and i have 2 attendants each. our ceremony is taking place across the street from our reception site in a park with a gazebo. I figured having a recieving line would be more convenient for everyone instead of my fi and i making table visits during the reception. does the whole wedding party have to stand in the line? i think it would be awkward for them sense they don’t know anyone in either of our families.
the main issue is that sense our ceremony is outside, idk how to “corral” all the people to us. people might walk pass and not know there’s a recieving line. any advice would put my mind at ease.
Post # 3
You could dismiss row by row, I went to a wedding that did this. You and hubby go to each row and talk to each person as they file out.
I am doing a recieving line, but I think if your going for proper you still need to go around to tables
Post # 4
I don’t think you need to have the entire wedding party stand in a line with you. I’ve only been to one wedding that did this, and it was super awkward. Most of us just kind of smiled and nodded at the people we didn’t know, or a lot of people just walked away after they said hi to the bride and groom.
I like the idea of dismissing them row by row if there’s no natural way that people would be corralling together.