Post # 1
We are getting married at a Lodge and we are having both the ceremony and reception here. We will be getting married on the dance floor and then wew will be exiting for all of our photo’s while the guests mingle for cocktail hour etc. My question is.. If everything is being held at the same venue do we really need to be announced? I think yes because the introduction is typically ‘the NEW Mr and Mrs Norman’ or something similar. My fiance thinks its weird and would prefer to simply ‘slip’ into the cocktail hour once our photo’s are done. Thoughts?
Post # 2
Are you having a sit down meal after cocktail hour? Maybe you should slip into the cocktail hour but at dinner have the guests seated first and be announced as you enter for the meal instead
Post # 3
We are having our ceremony and reception in the same place and I think the intro is necessary. Your intro let’s people know that the bride and groom are in the room now! You don’t want people to be like “oh, I didn’t know you guys were back” haha. Its not the end of the world without it. I just think its nice to have.
Post # 4
our wedding isn’t until September but…our plan is to do some photos during cocktail hour (we are doing a first look), go to part of cocktail hour, do a receiving line, (hit the bathrooms and retouch makeup if needed), then do an entrance (bridesmaids, groomsmen and then us) going right into our first dance.
I feel like the introduction is a nice way to get guests to sit down and quite down for first dance, cake cutting or anything else that you plan to do before dinner is served.
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2014 - Sedona Golf Resort
we had ours at the same venue and announced our entrance to the reception. We were married outside and the reception was inside however.
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
I think announcements in the same venue are totally fine, especially if you have a bridal party and want them announced 🙂
Post # 7
We did the ceremony, cocktail hour & reception all in the same venue & we were not announced at the reception. We were announced as “Mr & Mrs Smith” at the conclusion of the ceremony, as we proceeded to exit the isle.
Post # 9
We were announced at the reception, because we were away taking photos during part of the cocktail hour and it made for cute pictures. They didn’t introduce my Maid/Matron of Honor and the BW. We had everyone sit down, he introduced us, we sat down and then they made an annoucement for my father to say some words and he gave the blessing for the food and thanked all of our guests for coming.
Post # 10
We were announced, bc after the receiving line and during the cocktail hour we got pictures taken, but if you do not find it necessary then it is not 🙂