(Closed) what do you do after you are pronouced Husband and Wife?

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Honey bee

I’ve only ever seen the bride and groom kiss and leave and eventually show up at the reception. I’ve never seen a recieving line (what your cousin did, I believe). I didn’t even know there was such a thing until I started lurking here. 

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper

Kissed, walked away from the ceremony space and proceeded to take more photos. Oh and they brought us champagne to toast together (since our guests were embibing up in the reception area).

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Squeal.

Well, I don’t suppose that goes on the program. We kissed. We hugged our attendants (one each), we hugged our parents, and then we recessed directly to the dance floor (all one venue) and did our first dance.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

KISS! Haha I know that’s not what you were looking for.  We’re skipping the receiving line and will be heading right for our picture location.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Kissed, walked back down the aisle, went to a private room to sign the license, then went out to mingle during cocktail hour.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

we kissed, our JP popped a bottle of champagne right after so we stood at the front until us and the wedding party got poured a glass, then we made our way back up the aisle.  

we were supposed to have a group photo taken right away so when we reached the other end of the aisle we just waited there. 

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m planning to leave the ceremony room and go to another room to sign the marriage license and our ketubah. Then, once all the guests are at the cocktail hour, we will return to the ceremony room and pop some champagne with our bridal party and immediate family. Get a few more pictures after that then head to the cocktail hour to greet our guests and get the party started!

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

We are going to have to leave and take pics before it gets dark. Guests better not try to stop me!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

we did a recieving line, but it was because the reception and ceremony were only about 50 feet from each other so the lady said we should do one to keep some order amongst everyone

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We walked out and waited inside the doors to the venue to greet people (same location but outside ceremony and indoor reception). I know some people hate receiving lines, but we only had like 90ish people and I’ve never met probably half of FI’s side lol.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I really didn’t want a reveiving line, but it happened somehow. Our wedding party lined up beside us when we were talking to some guests, and everyone just assumed it was a receiving line (which it wasn’t lol). So, you could do that, or just do a short meet and greet, then go to do pictures.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I was at a wedding where after the bride and groom kissed, they went row by row and “dismissed” the guests, getting a chance to say hello and get congratulated by each of their guests without having to do a super formal receiving line, but still ensuring that they were able to greet each guest at least once on their wedding day. I thought it was nice and it didn’t take too long.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We kissed and then left the church and met the receving line in the fellowhip mall, for about 15 mins. to greet all we could then our wedding coordinator came and the line ended we went to take pictures and everyone else was told to go to our reception

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We went down the aisle, followed by BP/parents/grandparents. Then we went back up to the front and released guests by row. I think it took a little less time than a receiving line at the back because everyone was aware they were being watched by the other guests. Then we took pictures and went to the reception.

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