An image of a bridal party posing for a picture in front of a barn


A graphic of various types of processionals

Where to stand in the receiving line

The Mother of the Bride is at the head of the receiving line. The Mother of the Groom, the Father of the Groom, the Bride, Groom, Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids follow her. The Father of the Bride, by tradition, is considered the roving host, and is directing guests to the receiving line. The Father of the Groom may also join the Father of the Bride as a roving host. Ushers circulate among the guests to see they have everything to make them happy and comfortable.