WEDDING RECEPTION PLANNING SERIES
Inside the Wedding Introductions
Hi my name is Jack Barros Boston area wedding DJ and author of Modern Wedding Ceremony 101, if you stick around, I’ll tell you how to get your eBook copy FREE! Welcome to the Wedding Reception Planning series. This video series we’ll discuss the various parts of a typical American wedding reception. I strive to provide you the information you need to help plan the wedding reception of your dreams.
There are a lot of great traditions in American weddings that you can choose to celebrate. What I love to share with couples is that they can honor those traditions, or modify an existing tradition, but best of all they can start their own family tradition.
In this article we will be talking about the traditional wedding introduction in general. Therefore, you can be introduced into the reception several different ways, often depending on the type of reception you have chosen. Let us look at some of the more common ways you can be introduced at your wedding reception.
Short & Sweet
You may want to introduce just the two of you! “Good Evening Ladies and Gentlemen, on behalf of our bride and groom we thank you for joining us for this joyous occasion. I ask you all to please rise, pause, it gives me great pleasure to introduce Mr. and Mrs. Newly Wed!
There are a few reasons why you would choose to introduce only the bride and groom. A small, intimate wedding reception, a very small bridal party or an odd number of wedding party participants. Also often done at casual, destination and second weddings.
The Chosen Ones
Your next option is to introduce the Bridal Party! In this scenario you, the bride and groom are introduced after the members of the formal bridal party. The bridal party often begins with introducing the flower girl and ring bearer if you have them and includes the brides’ attendants, often called bridesmaids, and ushers also called groomsmen.”?
The Ones That Brought Us Here
The most common introduction done at formal wedding receptions includes introduction of the Parents. The parents of the bride, who are traditionally the hosts of the wedding reception would be introduced into the room first.
Today many receptions get paid for by parents, couples themselves and even crowd funding websites, like GoFundMe. Typically, your Emcee or wedding DJ will introduce the parents of the bride and groom first to be into the room.
Quite often you will have notable guests to introduce. Notable guests include your grandparents, VIP’s and may also include anyone that participated in the wedding ceremony. Your notable guests would be introduced into the room before your parents, or recognized at their table.
There you have some of the most common wedding introductions at a typical American wedding reception.
Who are you going to introduce?
Find out in the next article in our series specifically who to introduce and when!
Thank for your time and if you have any questions or comments please let us know.
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Jack ‘DJ Jacky B’ Barros
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