Ok, so we had a plan and when we met with our DOC at the venue, she really discouraged what we had thought of. You ladies know pretty much everything I feel so I want to know what you think.
We are doing a first look and all of our pictures before the ceremony so that it's all done and we are free to party/mingle once the ceremony is done. We are expecting about 185-190 guests (maybe less depending on RSVPs but I'm not holding my breath).
We wanted to do a quick receiving line. There is one path from the ceremony site to the patio where cocktail hour will be. We figured we can stand on that path and greet guests as they move from one place to another.
Our DOC said she thought that would take too long and recommended table visits. I personally hate table visits. I feel like they take a long time and as a guest I feel they are awkward. You can see the bride and groom going so you aren't comfortable getting up to get a drink or start dancing because you don't want to miss them coming by. It's not my favorite thing as a guest and I feel like I've been missed, or other people who left early were missed when table visits were done.
So now we need to decide. What do you all think?