(Closed) Poll: Introducing Parents at the Reception

posted 6 years ago in Family
  • poll: Are parents introduced at the wedding reception (ie, before the wedding party)?
    Always. It's the only respectful thing to do. : (11 votes)
    25 %
    Sometimes. It depends on the style of the reception, and the couple. : (15 votes)
    34 %
    Rarely. I've only seen it done once or twice. : (10 votes)
    23 %
    Never. Not necessary. Let your parents enjoy the reception and mingle. : (8 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Our parents were not introduced at our reception – however, my husband and I also paid for our wedding.  I’ve seen it done both ways – I think it’s a personal preference.

    Post # 4
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    1231 posts
    Bumble bee

    Every wedding i have been to the parents are introduced and then the bridal party followed by the bride and groom.

    Post # 5
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    2849 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I don’t plan on doing this and haven’t seen this done at other weddings. I plan on introducing the bridal party and then me and Fiance. 

    Post # 6
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    2233 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think I have only seen it done once. At every other wedding it’s just the wedding party that gets introduced. I think this is probably also because we tend to do the receiving line so you get to meet & shake hands with everyone. 

    If it was made clear to me that this was something that was important to the parents then we would do it. 

    Post # 7
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    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’ve never been to a wedding where the parents weren’t introduced. We introduced the parents first followed by the bridal party. 

    Post # 8
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    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I asked my parents if they wanted to be introduced and they said they did not.  So we  followed their wishes and only introduced the wedding party.

    We did not ask DH’s parents if they wanted to be introduced because they were not at all involved with the wedding.  They just showed up like guests.  So we always defered to my parents’ preferences.

    Post # 9
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    5296 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1993

    We did not. Maybe one wedding that I’ve been to has done that? We had a receiving line after the ceremony, so nearly everyone was able to see them then. I think that the fact that they were sitting at a front table, wearing flowers, and we did the mom/son dad/daughter dances probably clued people in. That, or, the fact that we were mostly from the same town meant guests already knew who they were.

    Post # 10
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    1562 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    The parents have been introduced at all the weddings I have been to, and we did it at ours as well.

    Post # 11
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    631 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I voted “sometimes.” I haven’t seen it done at any of the weddings I’ve been to, and I’ve been a Bridesmaid or Best Man in 3 and we (the BP) weren’t even formally introduced in a couple of those. I HAVE seen the parents introduced at Quinceanera’s, but that’s different.

    I would think that unless the parents are hosts or they make it known that they want to be introduced beforehand, then it’s not expected. I will not be doing parent introductions.

    Post # 12
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    3461 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’ve seen it happen rarely.  Because my FI’s parents are divorced (with issues) and Future Mother-In-Law doesn’t want to have attention drawn to her/them like that, I asked my parents if they minded if we didn’t introduce them and they are fine with skipping it.  We will probably only introduce us (skip bridal party) – and by our first names because I’m keeping my last name.

    Post # 13
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    1734 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Really interested at the broad split across four categories on this one!

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen the parents introduced.  I didn’t realize this was even a possible option.  I think my parents would rather mingle though. 

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