- 4 years ago
- Wedding: April 2014
I was wondering what you all thing the timing should be for a grand entrance. In the long run this is not very important to me, so I am looking to hear both sides (or other sides!)
I am used to going to weddings where the guests are at the cocktail hour, then the bride, groom, and attendants participate in a grand entrance to the reception (and immediately begin the first dance.) So that’s what I’ve been picturing for us. I figured we would take some post-ceremony pictures (we are doing a first look and the bulk of the pictures pre-ceremony) and then sit quietly together for a bit and have the caterer bring us a plate of hors d’oeuvres and champagne. Then we make our grand entrance to the reception.
At the last two weddings we went to, both of which were within FI’s family, the bride and groom wandered in to the cocktail hour unannounced. Then later they did a grand entrance to the reception, and it just seemed kind of weird to me that the dj was like “for the first time as husband and wife!” when we had all just seen them for the first time as husband and wife at the cocktail hour. But FI really wants to go to our cocktail hour for whatever reason.
Any suggestions that would make us both happy? Maybe we have the dj say something different? Maybe we make the entrance into the cocktail hour? Have you seen anyone do some other thing that seemed to work? Our ceremony will be at 6:00, cocktail hour 6:30-7:30, and sunset will be at 7:55pm if that makes any difference.