(Closed) Receiving line?

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I  think you can do whichever you prefer.  Many people opt to not have a receiving line because they don’t want the guests to have to stand in line for a long time.  Instead they let the guests go ahead and sit down or head to the cocktail hour.  The bride and groom try to visit with all of the guests during the cocktail hour or dinner.  I haven’t been to a wedding with a receiving line in a while, but I didn’t mind the ones that I did go to as long as the receiving line was limited to the happy couple and the parents.  As long as you two get a chance to see everyone, I don’t think it matters how you do it.

Post # 4
400 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010 - Marie Gabrielle, Dallas

I plan to go visit with each table.  I want our guests to be comfortable and to enjoy themselves, and it’s really not too much trouble for me to go around to about 10-12 tables to say hello and thank you to everyone for coming.

Post # 6
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

We’re going to just walk around during dinner & talk to our guests! When I explained this to my Fiance he was like “You’re coming with me, right?” lol I have a tendency to leave him and chat to people at parties… I told him on our wedding day I’m tied to him! However, I know I’ll still end up leaving and talking to different guests…

I think its more personal to talk to your guests throughout the day instead of just a quick hello after the ceremony! Receiving lines work if you have less than 75 people at your wedding, anything more & its a never ending line.

Either way, just make sure you get to say hello to every guest!

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