Post # 1
So, I was wondering out of sheer curiousity, is the “Grand March” a regional thing or is it common everywhere? In the weddings I’ve been to in WI, there’s always a “Grand March” and it may or may not take place at the beginning of the reception. I have to assume most weddings do introductions at the reception for the bridal party, so is it just a regional thing to call it the grand march? Many of my friends who are not from Wisconsin look at me like I’m speaking a foreign language when I mention the grand march
Post # 2
- Wedding: March 2017 - The Tall Ship Elissa, Galveston, TX
Texas here… and I’ve never heard of such a thing. 🙂
Post # 3
I know what the Grand March is for a court-style ball, but not so much for a wedding. Is there a video or an explanation you can provide?
Post # 4
lula0508 : are you calling “grand march” introduction of bridal party at reception?
Post # 5
The Grand March is typically later in the night after the first dances, and it introduces everyone in the bridal party. People get creative with it, planning a little routine or wearing silly costumes (this is when everyone’s well into the night, and the open bar). Lately I’ve seen more people moving it into an introduction, taking place earlier in the night…like ours will really just be an introduction before dinner because my Fiance hated the idea of waiting so late into the night to do intro’s.
I ended up googling it a little more–looks like it IS a midwestern tradition, and it started because in farming communities many people had to work late into the evening during the summer, and would miss the wedding dinner…so the Grand March became a way to introduce the bridal party to those people. I had a feeling it had to be regional. Guess I learned something new today anyways… 🙂
Post # 6
I’m in Minnesota. We usually have the bridal party all enter as couples and get introduced as they enter the reception- I’ve never heard of it happening later in the evening like that…..