Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 14, 2013
Planning a wedding is a juggling act. From deciding what sort of personalized bridal favors might make a great impression at the reception, to considering the pros and cons of placing a bill changer in a vending area, every detail is important. Not the least of which is figuring out the best way for the bride and groom to meet and greet their guests. Following an article that appeared on the blog site Philadelphia Wedding, Do the Bride a Favor offers the following options for ensuring that valued guests are greeted properly.
First, there is the time-honored tradition of the receiving line, although there are drawbacks with this choice, namely, boredom. Do the Bride a Favor advises that the receiving line be set up in such a way as to coincide with the cocktail hour, and that the line is in close proximity to rest rooms. DtBaF also recommends a qualified attendant be on hand to serve drinks and appetizers to guests in the receiving line.
A second approach is for the bride and groom to circulate among guests when they are all situated in one place, such as the cocktail hour when toasts are being made, or amongst the dinner tables, between courses. Older VIP guests should be approached earlier in the evening, preferably at the cocktail hour.
Do the Bride a Favor recommends employing a strategy that combines the best elements of the first two greeting options, possibly having the bride and groom “hang out” in a comfortable space, preferably after dinner and before the evening's festivities get under way. The word could be gotten out to guests that the bride and groom should be approached in this designated timeframe, but without the formality of a receiving line.
Whatever strategy is employed, the goal is to make the prospect of greeting guests as stress free as possible while also opting for a method that best matches the bride and groom's personality. Meeting and greeting guests should be as natural an extension of the ongoing ceremonies as possible. Guests will feel most at home when the bride and groom appear happy and relaxed.
Do the Bride a Favor concludes that a melding of tradition with a more modern approach is the best way for greeting guests without putting undue stress on the bride and groom.
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