(Closed) I kinda want a receiving line…and maybe photos?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I think recieving lines are great, it means that everyone gets the opportunity to say hi.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i dont think thats a bad idea but i think the photos might be a bit too much time wise just MO

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Our set-up will be similar, we’re getting married at a lighthouse and there’s a path connecting the lighthouse to the reception venue. So, we’ll walk through the seats as we exit the immediate beach area after the ceremony, then we (just bride, groom, and four parents) will stand at the foot of the path to shake hands as people walk through toward the cocktail hour. So, I think yours is a great idea 🙂

Not so sure about the photographer, only because it could really slow things down. I’d also be concerned about logistics – would the photographer be standing in a central-but-obtrusive place people would have to walk around? Or away from the line, such that either your or your guests’ backs would be in the picture as you greet one another? Or would you constantly be turning to face the photographer together? It could get complicated. (But if anyone has had experience with this in a way that worked I’d love to hear it, too, because that could be nice.)

Fingers crossed the weather holds the day of your ceremony.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think its a good idea.  I intended to have one, but somehow it just didn’t happen. We did recessional, were directed to a room downstairs, waited for guest to clear the church then took a few photos in the church then did our exit from the church where guests were blowing bubbles. We did walk around and talk to our guests which we really enjoyed but it wasn’t as formal as a true receiving line.  I think its a great opportunity to see your guests, we didn’t do table visits and there are a few people I didn’t really talk to (we were at cocktail hour so had a chance to say hi there).  After that, I ate my dinner, I was one hungry cranky bride at one point, and then if you wanted to find me, I was on the dance floor!

 

I say definitely do it, it sounds like you have a good plan, make sure the wedding party knows where they are supposed to be as well!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think the receiving line with photos could work.  I would suggest just having the photographer stand maybe behind you off to the side, that way he/she can get photos of the guests greeting you.  Definitely do not “pose” for each photo as that will be way too time consuming. 

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