It was important to Jamie and I that we had the chance to speak to and thank every guest that traveled so far to be at our wedding. Marianne’s suggestion was the perfect answer! We decided to do a receiving line as our guests passed through the house from cocktail hour into our reception for dinner. It was so special to look each person in the eye, hug and thank them for being with us on that special day. It also gave Jamie and I a chance to quickly meet some of our family members and friends that we hadn’t met yet.
If you decide to do a receiving line, take these tips in consideration:
1. Be quick with your greetings – you will want to be able to get through the whole line
2. Plan your receiving line timeframe depending on your guest list number – smaller weddings will not take as long as larger weddings
3. Plan extra time in your timeline – it will take longer than you anticipate
4. Keep a wedding planner or coordinator close to you, so they can help push guests through the line
Images by Nancy Ray Photography