(Closed) How to announce wedding party

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I don’t have a large wedding party so I’m not really doing any of this BUT, I would suggest having your wedding party come into the hall to music and then once they are all seated the MC or someone else can introduce them all.  That way people are listening and aren’t stuggling to hear anything over the music.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m interested to hear this advice too… haven’t thought much about it.  (Bump!)

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

We introduced them in pairs.  It’s way less awkward if you walk out with someone else rather than having to go by yourself.  We did my parents first, then the in laws, then each set of Bridesmaid or Best Man and Groomsmen, and then the Best Man and Maid/Matron of Honor, then us. We had “The Way I Are” by Timbaland playing for all of the announcements.  I would suggest using something that has a good beat so they can sort of dance because it gives them something to do.  Your DJ should be able to adjust the volume levels so the mic is louder than the music.  We were really happy with the way ours went.  A lot of the pairs even came up with choreographed moves for their entrance.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We did something that was different from the norm in these parts.  Usually the bridesmaids & groomsmen are paired up, starting from the back, headed to the Maid/Matron of Honor & Best Man.  Then they walk in to music as a couple & are introduced together. 

We had a small party, so we decided to do something different. 

Our groomsmen were wearing black pin-stripe tuxes and put on black sunglasses & came in one at a time to “Men in Black”

Our maids put on green boas and came in one at a time to “ladies night”

We were announced after them & came in to “I’ve got a feeling”.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

We did it as couples (we did basically what Moose1209 did) – and we actually went right into our first dance, then blessing and then were seated for dinner. We had a pretty outgoing crowd, and the party atmosphere was in full effect throughout the night.

I’ve also seen it MANY times where the cake cutting comes right after the intros so that the cake can be cut during dinner and then served as dessert.

At any rate, if you’re thinking of doing it one person at a time, make sure your wedding party is cool with that. If you have shy people or those who don’t necessarily like to be the center of attention, be considerate. It’s always easier to feel a little silly in the spotlight when someone’s sharing that feeling with you.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Christie: I like the idea of going straight into the first dance! I don’t think I’ve seen it done that way but it’s a nice way to keep their attention (and utlize it for more than an awkward stare for a while).. plus it knocks out one of those traditions that we need to complete that night!  🙂  Thanks for sharing!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

@SuperShopper: We went straight into the first dance too.  Sounds like my wedding timeline pretty much matched Christie.  Great minds must think alike : ) I definitely suggest doing it that way. 

Post # 11
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Wannabee

A DJ friend suggested doing the intros, seat everyone, then Speeches.  Father introduced, he introduces wife, gives welcome and congrats speech, then invites his daughter to dance.  Sweet, eh?  Then another speach, another dance, etc. 

You can skip the whole wedding party entrance and just intro the B+G, and then after dinner, do the dad thing, then mom/son, and at end of that, introduce each attendant couple as they enter the dance floor. 

Just some different ideas.  Not sure even which we will do.  It depends on how many attend, because we may need a dinner table in the dance area that will be moved after dinner.  Awkward, but we only have so much seating.

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

That’s a good question, lol. We’re not having a DJ, so maybe FH’s stepdad (who used to be a radio DJ) could introduce everyone. We’ll probably do it that way.

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