(Closed) No Bridal Party Introductions?! POLL!!!

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: How would you feel if the bride and groom skipped bridal party intros?
    As a guest I would be happy if the bride and groom were the only people introduced. : (33 votes)
    22 %
    As a guest I would be disappointed if the bridesmaids and groomsmen weren't introduced : (13 votes)
    9 %
    As guest I do not think I would notice either way. : (36 votes)
    24 %
    As a member of the bridal party I would be happy to not be introduced. : (24 votes)
    16 %
    As a member of the bridal party I would be disappointed/offended/upset that I was not introduced. : (17 votes)
    11 %
    As a member of the bridal party I wouldn't care either way. : (28 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    142 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I’ve been a bridesmaid/MOH in two weddings..and both times they wanted us to “dance” in the room for the wedding intro.. I’m NOT a dancer..and I don’t like attention 100% on me..soo I kind of dreaded it.  For my wedding.. I might not even do the bridal party intros.  As a guest, I never cared anyway.  

    Post # 4
    Member
    1880 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’ve never even seen bridal party intros at a wedding.

    Post # 5
    Member
    9917 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I just want to go from ceremony, to pictures, to reception without a big fanfare.  I mean, I’m not inviting anyone to the wedding that doesn’t know us…so why would we introduce ourselves?

    Post # 6
    Member
    1066 posts
    Bumble bee

    It is not a necessary thing. I wouldn’t be disappointed as a BM nor care if I was a guest. lol…I think it is something you do, or not. I would be very surprised if anyone cared either way.. x

    Post # 7
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    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think this depends on your crowd. I’ve been in a few weddings. Always a really fun crowd so we’ve come out to really hype music, goof around dancing and get everyone hype and excited for the bride and groom. But if you have a more serious group in your wedding and as your guest you could probably skip it and no one would even notice. 

    Post # 8
    Member
    2390 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I think all introductions are silly. Why are they needed? We just walked into cocktail hour and started talking to people.

    Post # 9
    Member
    1659 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We didn’t do the introduction. One of my BMs thanked me and none of the guests mentioned anything. 

    Post # 10
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    2971 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i think it depends on the size of the bridal party. if it’s one of those brides who has 37 people in her wedding party, then i think it should be skipped.

    but in general, i think introductions are fun to have 🙂

    Post # 11
    Member
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    You either know the bridal party or you don’t. Introducing them won’t really achieve anything (ie I don’t think people would remember their names from the intro). It takes up time and is kind of tedious to sit through, especially if there’s a big bridal party.

    Post # 12
    Member
    52 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I think intros are fun but it’s not something you have to do 😉

    Post # 13
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    9057 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We did them, and I thought it was good.  It was just their name, and their relationship to us.  We only had 7 though, so it was quick and painless.

    Post # 14
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    10454 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I think the also depends on size and how long the intro is. I think it’s good to at least mention names and relationship with bride/groom, but keep it short and sweet. 

    Post # 16
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    1696 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think you are talking about the kind of introductions that take place during a club banquet, where at som break in the meal a master of ceremonies introduces the board of directors and the evening’s guest speaker, right? And you’re thinking of doing the same thing with the bridal party instead of directors?

    No, you don’t need to do that.

    At a fully formal social event, as opposed to a convention event or club dinner, you do not do introductions at the table — you don’t even need to introduce the bride and groom. The guests present are assumed to know already who their hosts are and who the principal couple are. All guests should of course be greeted as they arrive, so when Mr Narwhal’s eccentric maiden aunt from Athapaska arrives, he introduces you to her personally, and vice versa. If the bridesmaids are helping you greet guests, then you would introduce the bridesmaids at that time too. And you should make sure that any single guests who don’t already know the family are introduced properly to two or three other guests — that’s why it is so valuable having your bridesmaids help greet people, so you can hand those single guests off to a bridesmaid to be introduced around (aunts, grandmas, mothers and other girlfriends can also be called on in this role).

    When you are ready for toasts and speeches, you can move directly into the speeches without having introductions.

     

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