grand entrance timing

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We went to our cocktail hour and it was  a great decision for us! We got to visit with our guests just after the ceremony when we were still glowing with excitement. And we got to have our cocktails and apps. We had a lot of guests (150) so we were looking for every opportnity to spend time with our guests. And we spent all morning with the bridal party. So it was an easy decision for us. But we also didn’t do a grand entrance. I, personally, find them a bit, um, sefl absorbed. Not that the whole wedding isn’t. It just seems like a big to do for just entering a room. I dunno. We just weren’t into it. So we went with the guests into the reception space and when everyone was seated they announced our first dance. Easy peasy!

ETA: I’m not saying grand entrances are bad or that other people shouldn’t do them. It just wasn’t right for us.

Post # 4
2428 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think you could do your grand entrance in the cocktail hour! I don’t see anything wrong with that. It’s your wedding and there’s no right or wrong. It will also give you more time with your guests, if your fiance is really wanting to be a part of cocktail hour. The reason grand entrances seem to work well with receptions is because it usually leads into the first dance. How are you planning on doing that?

Post # 5
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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Post # 6
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We, and most people I know, have entered announced into cocktail hour, mingled a bit, then it’s dinner. 

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