I'm trying to decide when we should do the receiving line. It will either be at the church after the ceremony, the groom and i will go to each aisle and escort people out. Or we will do it at the reception, when everyone is getting cake they will form a line and talk to us and possibly our parents. I like the idea of doing it at the church but I'm concerned about time. Our wedding starts at 5:00. The ceremony will take approx. 15 min. We are inviting around 400, so that will take a long time! It takes 30 min. to get to the reception. The meal is suppose to start at 6:30, but the cater is flexible. We are taking pictures before. What is every one else doing? The receiving line is very important in our area!