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  1. Ian Lozada
    April 5, 2011 @ 5:45 am

    As a photographer, my experience is that receiving lines throw off your schedule tremendously, especially at large weddings. I've seen medium sized weddings go over 90 minutes off track just because everyone wants to say something to the bride and groom as they exit the church. Meanwhile, caterers are having food go cold, your photo & video people are going into overtime. It's a bottleneck, and it's very outdated.


  2. yourethebride
    April 5, 2011 @ 2:28 pm

    Hi Ian, thank you for your feedback. We posted this primarily to educate the brides on proper etiquette. Yes, I do agree with you that it can have a ripple effect on the timeline. However, if our clients choose to have a receiving line we build it into the timeline for the day so then it does not become a issue. If there is simply not enough time to do so then I obviously steer my clients away from this tradition and we opt for just the couple greeting tables after they are done eating. I still have many clients that are adament on doing this as they want to make sure they are polite and thank each guest for coming so I try to honor their wishes as that is my job 🙂 Thank you so much for reading our blog! Tracie ~ You're The Bride


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