Tips for a modern receiving line - no wandering from table to table! 1. Keep your receiving line limited to only the most important peeps. 2. Send the bridal party packing! 3. Include buffer time between ceremony and cocktail hour or reception (depending on your wedding) so that the line doesn’t feel rushed. 4. Designate who is standing where ahead of time. 5. Choose a path that flows well. 6. Don’t ask your guests questions or chat them up!