The most important thing is to leave your Omaha Wedding in a timely manner if you want all your guests to be there to send you off. If you have a receiving line at the church and several hundred guests, by the time the last guest has talked to you, some of those first ones will have wandered off, especially if it is really hot or really cold outside.
So if you want the big exit, think about not having a receiving line at the church. Instead greet your guests individually at your reception where you can go table to table and talk as long as you want in climate controlled comfort.
Another alternative to the receiving line is to have you and your new husband release your guests row by row. This is usually quicker than a receiving line because it only involves you, and not your family, your husband’s family, and the wedding party. What bogs down a receiving line is that some people barely know half the receivers and really know others, taking lots of time with some and very little with others. This makes the entire line creep slowly along. With just the two of you, things move much faster.
Be sure to provide your guests with whatever it is you want them to throw and give this to them as they leave the church, right before your exit. This way, no over anxious child will be blowing bubbles during the ceremony. Have someone handing out the item so everyone that wants one will realize that there is something to throw and gets one.
But you are saying to yourself, I still need to do all those formal pictures after the ceremony because I did not want to see my future husband before the ceremony. No problem. Hand out the bubbles. Do the big exit. Drive around the block in the limo. Come back into the church. Your photographer will thank you because you just gave him great exit photos, as well as time to set up for formals!
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