(Closed) How Long Does a Receiving Line Take?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If each person has 30 seconds talking with you, it will take an hour and fifteen minutes.  Realistically some people will try to sneak out and avoid it, some will take less time and some will take a little more but I think at least an hour for that many guests. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think it depends. I’ve been to weddings where it took 30 minutes and others where it was over an hour. Now we always sneak out and just greet the bride and groom at the reception 🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My bff had this at his wedding and it took 10-15 minutes. The key is to be polite, but move people along and it only works if your parents are on board and won’t be talkers.   If your parents will chit chat with everyone, then it doesn’t work (we will be having this discussion with them)

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We are skipping it because while it can be done quickly sometimes, it would be my luck that someone or several someone’s would want to chat and slow things down way to much.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

how many people in your wedding party?  will they be in the receiving line as well as your parents?

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Our Chaplain and the church’s wedding coordinator both suggested doing the “releasing people” from their seats as a couple rather than having the ushers do it and then having them wait for the receiving line.  They both said it goes much faster and avoids the congestion of the receiving line.

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