Times have changed.. so has etiquette!
The receiving line is no longer necessary… People (young and old) are now turning to a more casual way of greeting your guests at the wedding.
Toasts are also a great way to salute everyone in one fell swoop — especially a good idea if you’ve invited so many people that you won’t have much time to speak with all of them.
Also writing a poem on a scroll or note thanking the everyone for sharing your day makes your feelings seen and remembered. You could leave this memento with your favors!
- Some newlyweds are perfectly happy to go from table to table during the meal.
- Mingling has its appeal and allows you to be spontaneous. Working the crowd is best pulled off during the cocktail hour when guests are having hors d’oeuvres and chatting with family and friends.