(Closed) HELP!!!divorced parents – not sure how to introduce them to reception.. HELP!!!!

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
2649 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

Are there siblings (yours and FIs) who could walk in with their parents? 

That’s all I can think of

Post # 4
1777 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If there is tension, I wouldn’t have them announced and walking in.  I would have them sit with the guests and then have table side announcements.  Then they stand up and wave when they are called and sit back down, if you have a DJ with a lightshow, they can put a spot at the right area too.  Then you don’t need to worry about who walks with who or how or when.

It sounds like this: “Let’s start off with some very important people sitting tableside!  We have the mother of the bride Lisa! (she stands and waves) The father of the bride Gary! (he stands and waves) The mother and stepfather of the groom Janet and Bill! (they stand and wave) And the father of the groom Tom! (he stands and wave).  Next up we have the bridal party…” (normal walking in from there.

Post # 5
629 posts
Busy bee

@Sugarbee711:  I would either say don’t have them walk in, just have them introduced from their seat, and have them stand up when they’re name is said. Another thought, I worked a wedding once where the groom’s mother had passed away, so they just had her parents and his father all walk in together.

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