This has, in turn, brought up the debate about the Receiving Line.
Traditionally, you would greet all your guests as they exit the church after the ceremony, it takes a while, but it’s a great way to thank all your friends and family for being there to celebrate with you and be sure not to miss anyone.
The other common option is to visit all the tables and chat with your guests during dinner. Here’s the thing with that option – this girl likes her food :), and as much as I want to thank all my guests, I also really want to eat. So this is a mediocre option at best.
Since we are having the majority of our photos done prior to the ceremony we should have time to ‘enjoy’ our cocktail hour (less a few rounds of family pics) and I think this would be the perfect time to meet and greet all our guests (with a glass of celebratory champagne in hand of course)! This way our guests don’t have to ‘wait’ in line to talk to us and can go grab a cool beverage and enjoy the boat and lake while we make our rounds.
What do you think? Are you doing a traditional receiving line?