It is always good to receive your guests on your wedding day. However, you must keep a tab on the time. Practically, you must give 30 minutes for every 100 people in the line. Once you are familiar with the basic idea of what a receiving line is all about, you will be able to handle it better. You can form the receiving line either in the vestibule right after the ceremony or at the entrance to the reception area.
Once everybody in the line is in position, then you start receiving. Keep the greetings precise but sincere. If you find tome, it is always better to review the guest list before hand. You must introduce your relatives and friends to your spouse and vice versa. If the line is exceptionally long, then you can include some pleasant music to make the wait lively. You can also ask the waiter to serve hors d’oeuvres and champagne.
Try and be as friendly as you can. If by chance you forget the name of any person or are having some problem pronouncing the name, it is better to stick to general comments not involving the name. You will not want to get embarrassed on your wedding day for sure.