(Closed) What order do you introduce parents, wedding party?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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928 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Hmm I kinda don’t like the idea of your parents being introduced separate, unless they are on rocky terms. If they are friendly, I would suggest having them walk in together and introduced together with their SO on their arms. Basically, 2 couples would walk in together.

So like this, the DJ would say something like “Introducing the bride’s parents, Ms. Blank and Mr. Blank along with Ms Blank’s fiance Mr. Blank and Mr. Blank’s wife Ms. Blank.”

Does that make sense? That way, the attention goes all to your parents at the same time and it still recongnizes their SOs.

Post # 5
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96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

Congratulations,

Assuming you have a good relationship with both parents, as well as, your step mom and your Mother’s fiancé…

If I were your Wedding Host/MC/DJ I would suggest introducing them at their respective tables something like this.

“I would like to introduce the parents of the bride;

The Brides Mother, Susan Smith and her fiancé Tom Johnson

The Bride’s Father John Smith and his wife Maggie.”

The reason I introd mom first is because I assume you will have a special dance with dad. There are many ways this can be done and a good Wedding Host, having been through this many times, should have no problem. If your DJ dosen’t have a clue, feel free to contact us on or off this forum for more suggestions. 

Post # 6
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96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

my mom and step mom REALLY don’t like each other. So I’m stuck…I don’t know how I should do it without hurting anyones feelings..

This is your special day. Keep it simple and appropiate, like my suggestion above. No one should be offended by this at all. Especially those who love you most of all. If someone is offended, that is their issue, this is not about you.

In a few more difficult cases, I have personally contacted the parents and step parents on the telephone and made sure, what I would say, was ok with them. But then I’m older and have a lot of experience with this sort of thing so I would not recommend having your DJ do that.

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