Post # 1
We’re having a stand up cocktail function. We’re going to be ‘introduced’ by our MC. As opposed to a sit down wedding where you go and sit at the bridal table we’re thinking it’s going to be awkward when we walk in and then just have nothing ‘to do’. All eyes will be on us. Do we just start mingling into the crowd? We don’t have bridal party either. Hope that makes sense. Any thoughts?
Post # 2
Ooh this is a tough one!
Are you doing any kind of little welcome speech? My fiancé and I are right after our entrance (though we will be sitting down after ours). I mean, it could still be a little awkward, but once you’re announced and all eyes are on you, maybe one of you could be handed a mic and just do a quick “Thank you so much to everyone for coming (etc etc)” and then at the end of the brief speech (after everyone claps or cheers or whatever) the DJ can put the music back (at a lower volume) on and then you mingle? It would at least give a feeling like something “happened” so that it’s eaiser to transition into mingling.
Not sure if something like that would work, but it’s the first thing that came to mind 🙂
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2019 - City, State
zarzump : I’m getting married in 4 days! Getting announced, walking straight into first dance, then straight to cake cutting pictures, then sit down to eat at random table, then dancing!
Post # 4
We ate in a private room before our entrance, then went straight to entrance > first dance > quick welcome/host toast to open the buffet. At that point we just started mingling. We cut the cake about an hour later?
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2019 - Canadian Rockies
We had no bridal party. We actually greeted ppl as they came in, which gave us more time to chit chat and have photos. There were appetizers. We were then announced after our parents were. Then sat at our “Sweetheart table.” The DJ Emcee spoke, and then we went into dinner/cake/First dances etc. Pretty seamless
Post # 6
We did our entrance, first dance, welcome toast by my Maid/Matron of Honor, dinner etc…
Post # 7
Like one of the pp’s we went right into a first dance after the entrance. Then we did quick MOH/BW speeches and after that we did our rounds to the tables.
Post # 8
We walked in to a really upbeat song, and immediately started hugging and saying hello to people! No need to overthink this one. Your guests will be overjoyed if they get a few minutes to chat with you (and take photos!).