Savvy July 2021

Grand entrance - is it necessary?

Ashley, on June 11, 2021 at 12:11 PM Posted in Planning 0 5
Is a grand entrance really necessary!? I know it’s completely up to me but curious what others think. I’m having a backyard wedding at my moms house. Yard is small. The reason I’m debating it is because, one, we don’t have a bridal party. Two, after the ceremony my FH and I are going inside the house literally for a few minutes and then coming right back out to do family pictures under the flower arch where we got married. So all of our guests are seated right there at their tables. They can get up and get drinks/appetizers, of course, but they’ll be in that general area. I was thinking after appetizer hour to have an entrance but it seems kind of pointless since we’ll be seeing everybody right before that while we do pictures!

I’m stuck! I wish we could have a find location after the ceremony to go take pictures and come back but I’ve searched and there’s nothing in the area.
Any thoughts?


Latest activity by Michelle, on June 11, 2021 at 1:32 PM
  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    A grand entrance is not necessary at all! If you had your heart set on doing one, you and your fiance could also go into the house or somewhere outside away from your guests for 15-20 minutes with some appetizers/drinks to celebrate just you two (since you'll spend the rest of the day socializing with guests), and maybe also sign the marriage license during this time, and then do a grand entrance when you return back to the party (and then do pictures after your grand entrance)?
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    It isn't but i find that it's also kind of nice though to just be presented in a grand entrance. but for logistically purposes i think it's ok if you skip it

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  • L
    Lady ·
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    Nope, I personally have never seen the point. We didn't do one -we just joined the cocktail when we were finished with pictures! We were "announced" at the end of the ceremony so didnt' feel it was necessary again.

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  • Ashley
    Savvy July 2021
    Ashley ·
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    That was my thoughts too about introducing the end of ceremony! It seems too redundant. Plus it’s been hard finding an entrance song. Lol. I don’t think we’ll do one!
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
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    Countless weddings don’t have any grand entrance. It isn’t missed either. The whole sports event-esque vibe is a recent trend and wasn’t around when parents and grandparents got married and people still knew who all was involved without unnecessary spotlight and embarrassment.

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