We decided to do a receiving line right after our wedding ceremony. I have been to numerous weddings where the bride and groom never talked their guests! I didn't want to be one of those people. Most of our guests traveling from out of state to attend our wedding, and it was important to us to greet and talk to all our guests.
Our parents, Sam, and I all stood in front of the church and as all the guests were leaving, we talked to everyone.
My Mama hugging me
Me and Sam's aunt
I know a lot of people consider receiving lines to be old fashioned, but as a guest it can be upsetting to travel out of town for the wedding and then not even have the bride and groom acknowledge your presence (yes, this happened to me).
After all the guests were on their way to the reception, we rang the church bell, which I mentioned in our ceremony post. Supposedly, the number of times you ring the bell, is the number of children you'll have!
All photos taken by White Rabbit Studios
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