So table visits are during dinner (maybe in between the courses) or during cocktail hour. you go and visit people at the table. to say thank you etc etc. depending on the number of people you have at your wedding. time wise a receiving line is better. our wedding coordinator broke it down for table visits vs receiving line. "you have 200 people, you spend an average of 1-2 minutes talking to each person. there is 200-400 minutes (so 3 hours). and you don't get to enjoy your wedding. you do a receiving line with just you and hubby (or parents too). you go quick quick" for me personally as much as table visits would be more personable. but I want to dance and drink etc. and my friends know me. i will socialize like a champ on the dance floor. so receiving line it is. and plus in between the courses we are doing our speeches.
We come from an Italian background and all I’ve ever known is a recieving lines, so this visiting table is a new concept to me. Can someone please explain what a visiting table is and what would you put on these tables.
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The idea of table visits gives the couple more time with your guests rather than a line. No one can see the entry and take pictures. Give it some thought to know if the line overcomes table visits.
We did a receiving line. It wasn't really planned. I hadn't really thought about it, but it kind of just happened and I like being able to greet everyone after the wedding. Mind you, we only had 35 guests so didn't take too long!
I’ll probably do both. I think the quick chats with the receiving line is good just to make sure you’ve said hi to everyone and the table visits give you more of an opportunity to speak with catch up with some of your guests.
I absolutely believe in greeting your guests, however, a receiving line is just too quick for me. I feel like people spend too much time waiting around just for a quick chat. ALSO, those dates of invited guests will just be bored in a receiving line.
Just my opinion though based on personal experience waiting in receiving lines LMAO
I think Table Visit has more of a personal touch to it. Our wedding isn't too big about 125-130 ppl so 12-13 tables so that's not too many tables to hit. Even if we can't get to all the tables we will see everyone throughout the day, after ceremony and during reception. And maybe even the day after the wedding too as we are a wedding block in the hotel for our guests.
Table visits. I don't like receiving lines; I never know what to say to the people I don't know. Also, we want to get started on pictures right away so we get the most out of our photographers while we have them.
Our ceremony venue actually doesn’t allow us to have a receiving line. But that’s honestly fine by me. We are going to just be visiting at dinner. FH isn’t too excited about that, but he’s not a very social person. At least he will know everyone there. Haha