(Closed) Reception – Bridal Party entrance – FIL single… awkward?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You could have all three of the parents walk in together and be introduced in one joint introduction for your mother, father and fi’s father. If there are any FSIL or FBIL you could have your whole future in-law family introduced as a unit.

You could also ask FFIL what he thinks. It might not bother him in the least to walk in on his own. As for the guests, they don’t care how it’s done. Either they already know the person (in which case they will recognize them no matter who they walk in with) or they don’t (in which case they will probably not remember their name 20 minutes later, just because there’s so much going on at a wedding).

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper

My parents weren’t announced at our reception, just the bridal party.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2012

How about you have all three of them walk in together? My mother is a widow so she walked in DH’s parents-it was awesome to see the three of them together. If that isn’t in option how about a grandmother/aunt/niece? Personally for me, I wanted the least amount of attention possible brought to the fact that my father wasn’t there and to be honest- I am not sure if anyone even thought twice about it!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Do you have to do announcements at all?  I never really pay attention to them and didn’t have one at our wedding, and things still went off without a hitch 🙂

Post # 9
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Helper bee

Ask your FIL what he wants to do….my FIL would have loved to walk in by himself and ham it up. You FIL may be totally fine walking alone.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

For the dance– it’s important to you because you have a relationship with you father– even if she did come, your FI probably wouldn’t want to dance with his mother anyway. 

For the enterance, are you sure he would mind being announced alone? Or are there any siblings or cousins who would escort him? What about your FI’s god mother? (if he has one?) 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

as for the dance…

you could have FI take the dance with your mom instead if he and she doesn’t mind. 

And I don’t like spotlight father/daughter and then mother/son as most of the guests will get super bored, so we plan to combine both dances…and probably in the middle of the dance will invite the rest of the guest to join the dances…

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We’re only announcing the bridal party, not the parents.  So that’s an idea.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@NinaS:  does FI have a grandmother or an aunt that he is closer with than his mom (sounds like thats very possible)? FIL could walk with her.

my mother passed away, so at my brother’s wedding my dad walked in with our grandma, who we are both very close with.

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