I was sitting in the last pew of a beautiful historic, shaker style church at my friend's wedding. The wedding was over and she and her new husband were dismissing guests from the pews. The bride and groom dismissing guests is bit less awkward than the dreaded receiving line. I leaned over and said to my two friends, "I never know what to do in these situations. I most certainly will give Katie a hug, but what about Rodney?" I had only met him briefly prior to the wedding. I didn't feel comfortable hugging him, but a handshake seems so odd. As they approached, I actually got a bit nervous. I gave Katie a hug and told her how beautiful she looked. To my delight, someone came up from behind and started talking to her new husband, so the entire "awkward moment" was avoided. --Thank goodness!