(Closed) Is Anyone Announcing All Their Uncles/Aunts at Reception?

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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46 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m Chinese too and my parents want us to do it so we are. We don’t have as many aunts/uncles though.  I’m having a bilinguial friend announce everyone – you could see if one of your relatives (or even one of your parents) would do it.  Ask your parents if they’ll mind before you decide to cut it out.  I’ve realized that people are touchy about stuff like this. 

Post # 4
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293 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I’ve only seen this at CHINESE weddings and by the way EVERY Chinese wedding.  (I’ve been to at least 40) They even announce, this is my cousin James who is an engineer, his wife AMy who is a dentist…I WAS IMPRESSED that he could remember everyone!  The only person who didnt get a job tag was a 6th grade cousin who was simply–my adorable cousin Wesley.  

Post # 5
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238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - St. Catherine of Genoa, Jin Asian Cuisine Restaurant

We did it our wedding, too. Our DJ/emcee was bilingual, so we had them introduce all of our aunts and uncles (we didn’t do cousins, because that would mean introducing EVERYONE except the small number of our friends). We introduced Mr. Toucan’s side too, and because they aren’t Chinese, we actually wrote out all of their names phonetically rather than spelling them out correctly. Perhaps you can do this? Personally, I think introductions are just a nice thing to do to recognize your families.

Post # 6
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273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I only had our MC introduce the 2 head tables.  We had 12 people seated at each head table and those were the only people who were "introduced", well aside from the bridal party.  I think you may be OK just doing the head tables, after all, those sitting at the head tables "should" theoretically be your elders…so you should be ok…but maybe you might want to run it by your parents.  If your MC doesn’t speak chinese, do you have a friend that does that could do the introductions for you?

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

omg!  We are having the same issue.  We’re both Chinese, but funnily enough, my Fiance has never heard of announcing aunts and uncles at the reception, and every single wedding I’ve been to announces everyone!  We both come from large families, and the wedding is small-ish, so if we annouce, it’ll be like announcing almost everyone in attendance!  We’re leaning towards not doing it… and my parents are not happy about it! 🙁

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I just want you to know I once was THE ONLY person not announced at a Chinese wedding–I didnt care.  If you want to have some fun with it, you could try introducing each other’s relatives, I also saw one wedding where the groom announced EVERY guest as his FAVOURITE AUNT/UNCLE/COUSIN etc

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