(Closed) Who are you having announced/introduced at the reception?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re doing the bridal party along with Fiance and I.  I’ve never seen the parents announced (that I can recall).

Post # 4
4385 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Hopefully no one, lol. I am so shy and this makes me really uncomfortable!!!

Post # 5
2859 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden


We’re not having anyone announced at our wedding. Everyone already knows who we are.

Post # 6
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I haven’t been to a wedding in which the parents weren’t introduced. Guess the parents thing isn’t as common as I thought.

We had everybody introduced..parents, then party, then us. One of my favorite parts! I loved it.  Oh, and the weddings I’ve attended (including mine), the parents were with bride/groom for photos and not at cocktail hour. But I guess for people who do a first-look, then everybody would be at cocktail hour.

I say just do what you want! 🙂

Post # 7
5761 posts
Bee Keeper

We did Grandparents, parents, then bridal party. That’s the only way I’ve ever seen it done!

Post # 8
2083 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Well we had the wedding party introduced as they walked in, then us. We didn’t have our parents introduced since every person there could figure out who they were if they didn’t know. We did have just a special recognition of our grandparents just before the toasts though.

Post # 9
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

My husband really didn’t want to do introductions because he doesn’t love being the center of attention.  BUT.. my dad put his foot down on that one.  My parents were super chill and really not pushy (despite the fact that they paid for the entire wedding) but Dad would not back off on this one.  He said everyone wanted to see us and that both sets of parents deserved a moment to be recognized.  So we just ended up introducing everyone.  And it was super fun.. bro and sister in law did a hysterical dance where she cast out a fishing line and reeled him in.

Post # 10
1732 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Bridal party and us.

My dad will be introduced when he does his toast, but otherwise the receiving line will be sufficient facetime for my parents.

Post # 11
793 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

The wedding I went to in May (I feel like I am saying this a lot lately) had the bridal party introduced and themselves and then after they had their first dance that announced the parents and they just stood up at the tables they were sitting at, it wasn’t akward or anything like that. The DJ made it go very smoothly, me and Fi might do this and if not just Bridal Party and us will be announced.

Post # 12
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

we didn’t do introductions, i hate being in front of people. we just walked into the room like everyone else.

i’ve always seen the bride and groom, wedding party, and parents be introduced.

Post # 13
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We were the only ones announced and we came in and immediately started our first dance.  My husband has been in too many weddings where the bridal party intro was awkward and we didn’t feel it was necessary. 

I think you should do what you want!  You don’t have to be announced if you don’t want to.

Post # 14
2703 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

we’re just doing us… and the bridal party will do their dance walk-ins but no announcement.

no announcement for parents or other family.

although a lot of other kroean weddings i’ve attended announce parents, uncles/aunts, grandparents, etc.

(good thing Fiance is not korean) LOL 😛

Post # 15
4485 posts
Honey bee

No one. We will be announced at the end of the ceremony and the same guests are invited to both the ceremony and reception with no gaps, as is the case at 99.9% of weddings we and our guests have attended. If someone doesn’t know who we are and why they are attending (to watch two people get married), then they have no business being there at all. For what it’s worth, neither of us have seen or heard of reception introductions at other weddings and we don’t see the point since it is redundant and has nothing to do with being shy.

Post # 16
12 posts

The traditional way is to have the parents introduced, then the bridal party, and then the bride and groom, but… you know what? Cast tradition to the wind and do what you want to do! It’s YOUR day and there are no right and wrongs anymore. Just make sure that your parents aren’t expecting introductions only to find out that there won’t be any.

For that matter, if you don’t want the introductions, consider having a “first look” and get all your pictures taken ahead of the ceremony and attend your cocktail hour. Then you’ll already be there and introductions would just be silly!

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