Receiving lines used to be a pretty standard wedding custom. Trends have changed over the past few years, though, and many brides and grooms are choosing alternate ways to welcome their guests.
Cocktail hour is a great time for you and your new spouse to mingle with your guests. Be sure to schedule some additional time during dinner and/or dessert (depending on your numbers) to visit each table and give everyone a chance to congratulate the happy newlyweds.
The nice thing about having a receiving line at your wedding is that you know you've taken a moment to thank each guest for coming. You could risk upsetting some people if you choose to skip the receiving line and don't reserve enough time to circulate throughout the reception. On the flip side, it can take a long time for all of your friends and family to pass through the receiving line, which could lead to impatient attendees who get stuck behind chatty Aunt Barb.
Would you have a traditional receiving line like Will and Kate? Or would you choose a less formal alternative?
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