(Closed) Did you or will you have a receiving line?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Did you or will you have a receiving line?
    Yes : (8 votes)
    23 %
    No : (26 votes)
    74 %
    Undecided : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We aren’t.  Our wedding is exactly like your order of events (and all at same location), so it doesn’t really make sense.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    None for me. I think they are incredibly awkward.

    Post # 5
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    2015 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I would always advise against a receiving line if you’re under 100 guests because you can easily get around to that many people at your reception, and not waste time beforehand! Especially if you’re doing pics before.

    BUT, I can understand why couples do it if their guest list is large and they worry about thanking everyone in person at the reception. I know that for me, it was really important to see everyone face-to-face, even if for a minute, so I can see why a receiving line works for some people.

    We didn’t do one at our wedding. We had 75 guests and did pics before.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    We aren’t doing a receiving line because we will have 80 guests at the rehearsal dinner on Friday night and then we are doing a golf outing and wine tasting on Saturday.  So Fiance will get to chat it up with the golf people and me with the wine people.  So hopefully we’ll have a chance to get to say hello to the rest of the guests that didn’t attend those 3 events.

    Post # 7
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    5273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We did have a “receiving line” persay, but what we did do is rather then having the DJ announce each table to go to the buffet line. We went to each table, hugged everyone, said our thanks, and then invited them to get in line. It ensured that we said hello to everyone vs a bunch of people rushing up to us.

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I don’t like receiving lines-think they are awkward for most people-both guests and bridal party. I like the idea of us going around to visit tables during the reception. But I can what people mean about doing this if you do have a large guest list.

    Post # 9
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    2781 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We’re not having a receiving line as such but Mr Moo and I will be in the first room that our guests walk into at our reception venue so that we get a little bit of quality time with each guest. So… yes and no.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    I anticipate having one, if for no other reason than not wanting to have to worry about catching everyone during the reception.

    Our day will be:

    first look

    pictures

    ceremony

    recieving line to exit the chapel

    walk to reception

    reception

    sparkler send off

    Post # 11
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    987 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    We didn’t but we circulated to all the tables in between courses and after dinner so we made sure to talk to everyone.  We had a smaller wedding (75 people) so this worked out great.

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