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How to Choose a Wedding Introduction Style WRPS – 4

Hello my name is Jack Barros, professional wedding DJ and author of Modern Wedding Ceremony 101. An eBook on American wedding ceremonies available to you on my website.

welcome to the next edition in the Wedding Reception Planning series. How to Choose a Wedding Introduction Style.

In previous articles we discussed that there are a lot of traditions that you can have in your wedding reception but you don’t have to have any of them some of them or make up your own. One tradition that endures is the introduction into the wedding reception.

In this article we will discuss how to choose a wedding introduction style. Will you choose a relaxed casual introduction for the first time as newlyweds or will you have a loud and rowdy, party type introduction to the world.

First, how formal is your wedding reception going to be? Your wedding reception introduction helps to set the stage for what kind of a reception party you are going to have.

While you may not enjoy the spotlight on you, this is your introduction into the formal reception, I suggest making your intro interesting or memorable in some way. Let your guests know that after dinner they are in for a great time. In many parts of the country, such as in the Boston, MA area, nothing really happens until after dinner.

Have you ever been to a wedding that dragged on and on and just never seemed to end? You look at your date and start looking for the closest exit. I am sure you do not want that type of wedding reception.

The reason this happens is that while the bride and groom have had an extremely busy day, your guests have been waiting for you to join them. Many of them attended the ceremony and went immediately to the reception venue. Prior to the reception starting it is typical for the wedding party and close family members to gather for formal pictures.

During this time, we typically provide our guests with appetizers and background music. From the start of the ceremony to the start of the introductions could be 1 to 3 hours. There is not a lot of activity that keeps your guests entertained. Your introduction can add energy and excitement into your reception that will carry through dinner.

The easiest way to show your wedding introduction style is with the music you choose. There are many different types of music and music tempos to choose from. For low key wedding receptions, you may choose love songs for your introduction. Want your guests to get into a dance mood? I recommend something upbeat and fun.

Now that you have an idea of your introduction style, it is time to pick the music that will aid in setting just the right tone for your reception.  What we will talk about is how many songs should you use in your wedding reception introduction?

You can have as many songs as there are people in your wedding party! While that used to be difficult for your wedding entertainers to accomplish, it is now much easier for your professional wedding DJ to provide. 

One factor to consider when choosing songs, is how long will it take the person being introduced to walk in the room? Is there enough time for the relevant section of the song to play?

Often brides and grooms will choose songs for the various parts of the bridal party. For the parents you will choose a song from your parents’ generation, while choosing music from your own generation for your bridal party.

Another choice is playing one song for the parents and formal bridal party, and one song for the bride and groom. With the simplest choice being to have one song used for all of the introductions.

Music gives you the ability to have the wedding introduction you have always dreamed about.

What style will you choose for your wedding introduction? Leave a comment below with your style or wedding introduction song?

You have been introduced into your wedding reception, now what? Find out in the next article in the Wedding Reception Planning series, What to Do After the Wedding Introduction.

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Modern Family Wedding Introduction Etiquette WRPS – 3

Wedding Introduction Etiquette in a Modern Family

  Wedding Introduction Etiquette in a Modern Family

  Hi my name is Jack Barros, Boston area wedding DJ and author of Modern Wedding Ceremony 101. A short eBook on American wedding ceremonies.

  Welcome to the Wedding Reception Planning series. In this video series we’ll discuss the typical American wedding reception.

   The goal is to get you the information you need to help plan the wedding of your dreams.

You may have heard there are a lot of great traditions in American weddings. You may choose to honor some traditions and change others to fit your own needs. One of the most common of wedding traditions is the introduction of the bridal party.

What happens when tradition comes up against modern influences?

In this article we will discuss Wedding Introduction Etiquette in a Modern Family. How to introduce multiple parents at your wedding reception. There are a lot of reasons why we have multiple parents, my job is to introduce them properly to your guests.

Our parents today often have new husbands, wives, boyfriends or girlfriends. You want them introduced without slighting anyone or offending someone’s position in your family. Following are some suggestions on how you can properly introduce your parents and their new relationships.

In the first scenario the hosts of the wedding reception are the bride’s parents. They have divorced and both have remarried. Custom dictates that we introduce the brides’ mom and her partner first. I would suggest the following:

Introduce the brides’ mom by her first name escorted by her husband/wife as the case may be, using the first and last name. Ex; Ladies and Gentlemen please help me welcome brides’ mom, Mary escorted by her wife Beverly Jones

To welcome the brides’ dad, use his first and last name, escorting his partner, using their first name. i.e: Ladies and Gentlemen, lets welcome the brides Dad, Thomas Smith escorting his wife Alice.

In the Next Scenario…

In this next scenario, the grooms’ parents have separated and his mom and his dad are bringing a boyfriend or a girlfriend.

Introduce the grooms’ mom, using her first and last name, escorted by the first and last name of her escort. Ex; Brides mom, Mary Jones escorted by Thomas Smith

Introduce the grooms’ dad, by his first and last name escorting first and last name of his escort. Ex; grooms’ dad, Robert Jones escorting Alice Smith

There are times when the new ‘parent’ becomes more than just mom or dads significant other and truly becomes a loving parent. In this case you may want to find other words that reflect their importance in your life without offending your biological parent.

Using other terms of recognition for each parent may help. Using dad and father or mom and mother in your introduction will help alleviate offending anyone in your family.

In this scenario, the brides’ mom and dad have split up and mom remarried to someone that became as much a father to the bride as her biological father. Her dad has also remarried.

Introduce the brides’ mom and new dad using moms first name and the new dads first and last name. The introduction would be, please help me welcome the brides’ mom and dad, Mary and Thomas Smith

Introduce the brides’ biological father and his wife using his first and last name and her first name. Ex; please welcome brides’ father, Robert Jones escorting his wife Alice.

Now you have a better idea on how to introduce your Modern Family on your wedding day!

In the next video in the Wedding Reception Planning Series, we’ll discuss wedding introduction styles. How do you want to be introduced?

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Alternative Wedding Ceremony Prelude Song

In the Beginning: Alternative Wedding Ceremony Prelude Songs

In the Beginning: Alternative Wedding Ceremony Prelude Songs

Alternative Wedding Ceremony Prelude Songs. Looking for something different to share with your guests before the wedding ceremony starts? Here are a few Alternative Wedding Ceremony Prelude songs to get your creative juices flowing.

I knew I loved you then
But you’d never know
‘Cause I played it cool when I was scared of letting go
I know I needed you
But I never showed
But I wanna stay with you until we’re grey and old
Just say you won’t let go
Just say you won’t let go

Say You Won’t Let Go James Arthur

And I will walk with you
Using the stars as guides
On a homeward path we go (path we go)
Knowing our time is nigh
I ? and I will walk
To be with you
All I’ve done (and all I say, I)
To be with you (to be with you, to be with you)

Walk with You Dispatch

When you need a song and you would rather not hear singing, try;

Love Thing Joe Satriani

Flow sweetly hang heavy
You suddenly complete me
You suddenly complete me
Flow sweetly hang heavy
You suddenly complete me
You suddenly complete me

Oh oh hey
Oh oh hey
Hysteric
Oh oh hey
Oh oh hey
Hysterical

Hysteric Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Mika will get you in the mood to Love Today.

Everybody’s gonna love today
Gonna love today, gonna love today
Everybody’s gonna love today, gonna love today
Anyway you want to, anyway you’ve got to
Love, love me, love, love me, love, love

Love To Mika

 

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Grab your copy of Bridal Songs Your Guide to Wedding Ceremony Music 2nd Edition a one of a kind wedding ceremony music resource! Find the perfect song for your wedding celebration.

You will find great wedding songs for all parts of your wedding ceremony from 11 genres of music. You can find songs easily as the songs are listed by genre, artist and song title. The book details the different parts of the American wedding ceremony.

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Who and When of Wedding Introductions

Wedding Reception Planning Series – The Who and When of Wedding Receptions WRPS – 2

Wedding Reception Planning Series

The Who and When of Wedding Receptions

   Hi my name is Jack Barros, Boston area wedding DJ and author of Modern Wedding Ceremony 101. A short eBook on American wedding ceremonies.

   Welcome to the Wedding Reception Planning series. In this video series we’ll discuss the typical American wedding reception.

   The goal is to get you the information you need to help plan the wedding of your dreams.

   The second article in the Wedding Reception planning series is the Who & When of the Wedding Introduction.

   You know that in American weddings there are a lot of great traditions that you can choose to celebrate. Often times we can get overwhelmed with trying to do them all.

   Choose the ones that have meaning to you, your spouse and your families. Great thing is that you can modify, or even start your own family tradition.

   Your professional wedding DJ or emcee may have ideas unique to your venue and part of the country

Who Will it Be?

   Decision time! The first decision you will need to make is to determine who will be introduced.

   How many do you want to be introduced? Your choices are from the least amount people, 2, to the most amount of people, everyone involved in the ceremony to introduce. 

   For those of you who missed the previous video in this series, Wedding Introductions in General, following is a quick recap.

   You may choose to introduce only your selves the bride and groom. The next choice would be to include the formal bridal party, which are the bridesmaids and groomsmen.

   You may also want to include the flower girl and ring bearer with the bridal party.

   Most common in the New England area is to introduce everyone associated with the wedding ceremony including the bride and grooms’ parents as described below.

VIP’s and other Notable Guests

   Do you have any notable guests? Notable guests include your grandparents or other family members not in the formal bridal party,  

  In that case there are two options for you. First you can have them introduced just before your parents or you may have them recognized at their table.

   Most brides and grooms choose the latter.

   Traditionally the bride’s parents would be the hosts, read payee of the wedding reception, and would there for be the first to be introduced.

   Most wedding receptions today are paid for by anyone we can get to help us. If you have a host, they should be the first to be introduced.

   All of the parents are typically introduced before introducing the bridal party. 

   I have seen many brides and grooms choose to have one of their parents play another role in their wedding receptions by asking them to be Matron of Honor or Best Man.

   In that case you may choose to have the remaining parent come in solo or have another member of the family escort the them into the room.

   Discuss this with your professional wedding DJ or emcee, they may have other suggestions that may be unique to your wedding area

If you are having a very young Flower Girl and or a Ring Bearer, you may have them come in right after your parents so they have someone they know to follow.

   The Formal Bridal Party will be introduced beginning with bridesmaids (brides’ attendants) and groomsmen (ushers) followed by the Maid/Matron of Honor and Best Man.

Does it Matter?

   The order the couples are introduced matters if everyone is sitting at the Head Table.

   In that case you have choice of having all the bridesmaids and usher sit together or for the couples to remain in pairs.

   No matter who or how many you introduce, You and your spouse are introduced last.

   There you have the Who and the When of wedding reception introductions.

   In the next video we will talk about wedding introduction etiquette. How to introduce your parents in a Modern Family! 

   In today’s Modern Family, we have multiple parents, due to many different reasons. We’ll talk about how we introduce them all at your wedding reception.

   Until then, you have a Great Day!

 

Country Songs for Wedding Recessional

Country Songs for the Wedding Ceremony Recessional

Country Songs for the Wedding Ceremony Recessional

 

Country Songs for the Wedding Ceremony Recessional post time is here! Many couples choose up beat party songs for their recessional song. It’s official, and its time to celebrate! Congratulations on making it to the end of the ceremony. (Bet you weren’t sure you were going to make it this far eh?) Following is the Wedding Ceremony Music Series post of the week.

 Country Songs for the Wedding Ceremony Recessional

Our Kind of Love               Lady Antebellum

Keep On Lovin’ You         Steel Magnolia

Beautiful Mess  Diamond Rio

Good Directions                Billy Carrington

Would You Go With Me Josh Turner

Yes         Chad Brock

Just To See You Smile Tim McGraw

Want more?

Grab your copy of Bridal Songs Your Guide to Wedding Ceremony Music 2nd Edition a one of a kind wedding ceremony music resource! Find the perfect song for your wedding celebration.

You will find great wedding songs for all parts of your wedding ceremony from 11 genres of music. You can find songs easily as the songs are listed by genre, artist and song title. The book details the different parts of the American wedding ceremony.

Add Your Voice!

Is there a song you would use for Christmas at Your Wedding Ceremony?

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