(Closed) Receiving Line and Programs

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

I would put a note in your program.  I have heard of this but never been to a wedding where it was done.  If you mom is not aware of the process then it’s like that many of your guests will be confused as well.  If you don’t want to put a note in the program you can just have your officiant make a quick announcement.  My brother and sister in law decided not to have a receiving line at all so they just had their officiant let everyone know that so that people wouldn’t start lining up with no where to go.

Post # 4
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

i have seen this at a TON of weddings.

usually everyone stays seated because after the bride and groom leave the ushers escort out the parents/grandparents.  by time grandma is back down the aisle, the bride and groom are back at the front read to start excusing rows.  people get it.  and if not, have a couple ushers stationed at the back to ask people to please not leave yet.


officiant making a quick announcement would be a good idea too.

Post # 5
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have never seen or heard of it. I think it is your day ans you should do what you want. I would put it in the program, because I have never seen that in my area befrore.

Post # 6
529 posts
Busy bee

I’ve seen this done a lot – usually with an announcement, but I have actually preferred the program approach – seemed less intrusive – one time it was barked at us like an order “stay in your seats!”

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