(Closed) I need tips on having a receiving line, YES I actually want to have one..

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Reception lines are pretty much de rigueur for Utah Mormon receptions, so I’m pretty familliar with them, and have been in them as a bridesmaid.  (Personally, not having one Smile been in enough that I’m kinda burnt out on the idea, and fiance & his fam aren’t mormon, so won’t be expecting one anyway.) They are a great way for everyone to get a chance to see and briefly chat with the bride and groom.

Some tips:

Keep the line to just the Bride and Groom, the parents, and maybe MOH/BM.  It can get boring fast for bridesmaids and groomsmen to have to stand in one place for that long, when guests are really only interested in greeting the happy couple.

Make sure you have a place to stand that’s out of the way and won’t block tables or entryways, etc, if someone especially chatty or slow-moving is going down the line at a busy time and causes back-up.

Be sure to pay attention to who is in front of you.  At a friend’s reception line, I had just gotten to her and didn’t even get a chance to say “Congratulations” when she caught sight of some of her college friends behind me, and in her excitement to see them, pretty much ignored me.  Made me wish I had just sent a card instead of bothering to show up.

That’s enough out of me. I’m sure what ever you decide to do will be lovely!

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