(Closed) Bride & Groom seated at Sweetheart Table before guests arrive

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I don’t think no receiving line is rude at all. We aren’t doing a receiving line either because my church has a mass right after our wedding and we can’t. So instead, we will go around to each table to say hello.

If you are worried about being seated before the guests come in, maybe you can be in the room, and greeting everyone as they come in. Kind of near the sweetheart table, but not at it. That way, it doesn’t turn into a receiving line, but just a hi, welcome to our party!

Then, when the priest walks in, he can ask for everyone to be seated and you can start the prayer and eat.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I don’t like hugging people I don’t know either! To be honest, I’m so glad we can’t have a receiving line for that reason!

Ohhh, my sweetheart table is in the front, close to the door! But we are doing the big entrance, because as much as I hate hugging people, I am totally okay with idea of all eyes on me! (Must be the teacher in me…)

I think you are absolutely fine to be seated so you can get your reception started how you want it. Its your wedding, you should do whatever makes you comfortable 🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think alreayd being seated will be a big temptation for guests not to take their seats.  People will really want to talk to you!  I hate big entrances too, so me and Darling Husband just came in after everyone else to some jazz music.  It was nice, and not a “big entrance.”  

Good call on the receiving line.  They take forever, and you still have to go around to the tables anyways. 

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I think being seated already would be a little odd.  Could you maybe be standing by the table instead?  If you’re using a mic you could stand there and welcome everyone once most of the crowd is inside.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@mrsrigsby60:  Maybe just stand by the priest with the mic.  Usually if someone is at a mic, people don’t generally walk up.  It’s a bit of a hint to take your seats.

It’s your wedding though!  I don’t think it would be rude to be seated already.  As a guest, I would just wonder if I walked in late or something though as it isn’t typical.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - W Hotel Silicon Valley

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with having no receiving line. We went around to all of the tables during dinner and it was just fine.

I will say though, that people will probably come up to your sweetheart table, rather than going to their seats unless there are explicit instructions given or someone controlling the chaos 🙂

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t mind the recieving line but GOD I do not want a grand entrance. Still a bug we have to figure out.

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