Post # 1
First – what do you do when your spouse is having their parent dance? Sit at your table? Stand? I know this is a dumb question, but I guess I’ve never paid attention that much at other weddings so I don’t have anything to go off of!
Background: We are having a sweetheart table. Our parent dances are happening during dinner so our guests can still enjoy their food without feeling like they need to watch us do all these traditional things and get bored, so prior to them we will either be eating or visiting tables around the room.
We are doing 3 parent dances total – one for me and my dad,then Fiance and Future Mother-In-Law, then me and my step dad. When I’m done with the first dance, should I stay standing off to the side on the dance floor? Nobody else will be standing, so I guess I should sit at the sweetheart table?
Second – we are planning to go around to each table to greet and thank our guests. Should one of us get on the microphone and say something as well? When is this done? Our best man and maid of honor are each giving a *very* short toast after our first dance and right before the first course is served. Do we need to do a “thank you for coming” speech as well, or are the table visits enough? Technically we are the “hosts” , so neither of our parents seem appropriate to say anything (plus I don’t trust my dad or Future Father-In-Law to not be embarassing on the mic)
These may seem like stupid questions but I’ve only attended a few weddings over the past couple of years.. now that I’m trying to nail down details for my own reception, I’m completely drawing a blank as to what I’ve seen at the other weddings I’ve been to!
Post # 2
We had a sweetheart table as well and we had to move it for the dances so he couldn’t sit there during the father-daughter dance. There were a couple of extra seats at the table his parents were hosting so he sat there. But you can sit at the sweetheart table if you want, it doesn’t especially matter and no one will be paying attention.
We did not give a speech at our wedding. As far as I’m concerned the less people who have the microphone the better! I’d never even heard of the couple speaking during the reception before weddingbee.
Post # 3
- Wedding: April 2015 - Family Farm
panda_bear3 : I stood and one of my bridesmaids just happened to come chat with me. We didn’t have a sweet heart table. I wouldn’t worry about feeling awkward. You dad, mom and step-dad will probably be standing with/near you.
We gave a speech at the rehersal dinner. I think in your case it would be nice to thank each table and an over all speech by you and your groom because it will be a nice opener for the MoH and Best man speech.
Post # 4
panda_bear3 : You can sit or stand. It really doesn’t matter and no one will be watching you. I’d probably sit if the table wasn’t far from the dance floor.
You certainly don’t need to do a toast as well. The reception is a thank you and the table greetings also suffice. If you wanted to give a brief toast, you certainly could, but it’s not expected.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre
I will be standing along with my parents, grandparents and bridal party, all of my guests will also be standing that way him and his mom will be the center of attention