(Closed) who would like to explain this to me?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
Hostess
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yes, you might have to walk partway down the aisle and then wait as everyone gets set up outside for the farewell.  Usually the officiant will announce that you are doing bubbles, sparklers, etc so people get lined up.

Post # 4
Member
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think you could do one of two things.  You could walk out the aisle, move into a side room to allow the guests to exit and then exit yourselves.  

OR you could walk down the aisle, greet your guests as they exit (and then have them line up to wait for you outside), and then make your exit out the doors.

There may be other options, but those are the ones I could think of!

Post # 5
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3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You could walk down the aisle to the back of the church/hall/wherever with your family/bridal party and have a receiving line, thus the guests go past you and outside first. I know some people don’t do receiving lines, but that’s what I’ve seen done. The other way I saw, which I liked, to avoid the line was the bride and groom walked out and then came back in and instead of ushers going row to row to dismiss people, the bride and groom took that time to say hello to all their guests and hug them on their way out. Then the guests were outside by the time they got to the last row. It ways also nice not to stand in line, and it avoided the awkwardness of saying hello to the bridal party when we didn’t really know them well.

Post # 6
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471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

A friend of mine did something similar. They walked down the aisle and ducked into a room so everyone could get arranged outside… But, I’ve heard around the hive of people excusing the rows 1 by 1 to incorporate a chance for everyone to talk to you and then they would all be out before you.. I feel like that would take a while though if you have a very large wedding. 

Post # 7
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875 posts
Busy bee

The proper way to do it is to have a receiving line and have the guests exit the church or venue.  You’ll have bubbles being given out as the guests exit.  Then your wedding party and family will exit to blow bubbles on you, and you can hop in the car for a trip around the block or duck back inside to finish the photos!  Your guest won’t think a thing of it!  A receiving line doesn’t take that long, and it’s a nice way to be sure that you got to see everyone and spend a couple moments with them!  (As a guest, I always like getting to give  “first hugs” after marriage! 

Post # 8
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3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have no idea.  After we walked out of the church, we walked around to a side door and went back inside to sign the papers!

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