So, is that a gun in your pocket, or you just 'happy' to see me?
I just attended one of my realtive's Gay Wedding in WV (yeah, ironic location, I know) and was told not to carry.
Well, I carried the whole time after landing at Dulles International to going back to Dulles International to leave the east coast.
Had the problem with people (family) hugging and such, and did not want to get burned.
Use your arms and be prepared to make sue that the way you hug them, as you see they are going to hug you, interdicts them putting a hand or body part anywhere near your weapon.
In this case, you have to think faster than the hugger!