(Closed) How long did your Receiving Line take?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
48 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

don’t have any useful info to add, but wanted to comment so i could hear the outcomes too! I’m having a wedding about that size and would like to do a recieving line so my hubby and I can enjoy the reception!

Post # 4
442 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Me three. 

Post # 5
2413 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m not doing a receiving line. I would recommend that you save the time and aggravation of doing it and just meet and greet your guests during dinner/cocktail hour. It aggravates me as a guest to wait in line, it’s usually awkward, and it will take up valuable time. My two cents.

Post # 6
10283 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

We only had about 70 guests and ours didn’t take longer than 10 or so minutes. Pretty much just greeted everyone, most got hugs, we got congratulations and they moved on.

Post # 8
362 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m in the same boat!  We’re inviting 200 to the wedding… figuring on maybe about 150 or so of them actually coming to the ceremony.  My parents were pretty insistent on a receiving line too… but we convinced them to minimize it to just us and our parents (instead of the whole bridal party which we thought was a little much).  I’m interested to hear from other people because we’re going to have to start working on our timeline as well!

Post # 9
7547 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

When my cousin got married, she had her line IN the church. As in they walked down the asile and then came around and back in then received their guests one row at a time as the guests exited, from front to back. This way, everyone could sit and wait instead of standing in a line. 

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