5.15.2009

Would anyone...

be offended if we didn't have a receiving line at our 500-person reception?  I just think it would be way too long to wait and I think most of our friends and family don't care.  We would love to do it at the church, but they have a wedding immediately following ours, so we are getting kicked out. 

This is the latest argument...but I keep reminding myself that I'M OVER IT. 

I'd love any advice.  

7 comments:

The Johnsons said...

we didn't do one! we had 640 so we totally understand!!! :) People kinda made their own while we were eating though...so either way you'll get to talk to people!!! It's hard and we felt bad too but being Italian and having a HUGE family that's just the way it goes! :)

Jenny said...

That is so nice that the church is kicking you out! :)

I don't think anyone would be offended if you didn't have a receiving line. Your guests will come up and talk with you and Joe during your reception. :)

Lucy said...

tell'em to meet you on the dance floor! We did the church receiving line and at the reception i started going to all the tables to thank everyone for coming. two tables and 30 minutes later i realized that was a bad idea and returned to my spot on the dance floor. It is YOUR day, make sure you have fun and don't worry about that stuff!
PS - can't wait to see you this weekend!

The Springers said...

Personally, I don't think most people care whether or not there is a receiving line. They are going to be coming up to you all night talking about the wedding and congratulating you. Not like they won't get a chance to talk to you. We didn't have one since the church kicked us out as well...so...do what you want. It's your day. That's always been my philosophy. :)

Heidi said...

I don't really want to do one either! I have heard people say do it but others say don't, with that many people I would say you are ok with not, people don't care!

Jess said...

I don't think guests enjoy waiting in the receiving line anyway. Don't do it! Do one thing your way!! We'll find you and hug you during the reception.

Jeffrey said...

I say skip it. People are really looking forward to getting to the reception and seeing the pyrotechnics whilst John Legend belts out selections from Bon Jovi's "Slippery When Wet" album (assuming he is on time--and he ALWAYS is!).

Also, people are going to need time to read the instructions to the jet packs I ordered. They are in some strange German/Japanese dialect I am not familiar with. Thank goodness there are 500 people coming to this thing; Someone's bound to know Germanese.

Really though, while it's your day it sounds like afterward it's someone else's too so when it's over, don't give the option. Just rush out the door and hop into the sled-dog-powered limo and go! People will say things and throw rice at your faces plenty later on. I PROMISE!