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Not introducing bridal party

Paris, on September 12, 2019 at 10:24 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 22
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Our bridal party is small, I have 4 bridesmaids...one of which is still questionable so it might be 3 and FH has only his best man. I was thinking of skipping the introduction for the bridal party. Would that seem weird for a wedding? Is anyone else skipping out on that?

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Latest activity by NextChapterReady, on September 16, 2019 at 1:57 PM
  • Amber
    Master February 2020
    Amber ·
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    It's not required, I plan on skipping it altogether. We'll have them with us for a few pictures after the ceremony (only three bridesmaids and two groomsmen), then they can go to cocktail hour with the rest of the guests. We'll be the only ones introduced formally.
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
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    If you're not going to have them introduced into the reception, I would find another way to honor them. Their names in a program, on a program sign, whatever. I think it's important to honor your bridal party members, not just have them stand there and pose for your photos.

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  • P
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    Paris ·
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    That’s what I planned to do as well, thanks for the feedback!
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  • Melle
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    Melle ·
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    I didn't have them do the grand entrance into the reception but I did write their names on the ceremony program
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  • P
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    Paris ·
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    EDIT: Of course I will honor my bridal party my question was about the reception introduction.
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  • LaLa
    Devoted October 2019
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    Our bridal party is small as well. I'm not doing the introduction for the bridal party, and I'm not having programs saying who they are. My wedding is somewhat small and everyone knows each other. Anyone that doesn't will be introduced at the rehearsal dinner.

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  • Catherine
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    We are only having 3 each in our parties. But since we are also having a military wedding we'll have the marines with the arch of swords. The only reason we're introducing the party is because we will also be introducing the marines. We are getting married on the Marine Corps birthday the day before Veterans day. So I wanted to do a special thank you for them and all the Veterans at our wedding.

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    Paris ·
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    That sounds good enough especially since it’s a small wedding and everyone is already acquainted. I was thinking of when FH and I say our thank you speech we’ll honor them at that time.
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  • KYLIE
    Super May 2019
    KYLIE ·
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    We didn't have programs and we didn't announce our bridal party—our wedding was pretty small, so most people knew who most people were. It just seemed unnecessary and no one was confused or offended.

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    Paris ·
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    That sounds like it’s going to be a beautiful entrance. Nice way to honor our troops and vets!
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  • Cristy
    Master May 2021
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    That's really awesome!! My brother is a retired Marine (after 22 yrs of service), and he was married twice during that time, but never incorporated the Marine Corps into his weddings. That would have been so cool!! Great tribute to all the service men and women!

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  • Sara
    Super October 2019
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    We're doing programs, but not formally introducing our party. We have three on each side, and in addition to it being a small-ish party, I don't think I've seen a bridal party entrance to date that wasn't awkward for at least one of the BM/GM, so skipping it seemed right for us.

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  • Maria
    Super October 2019
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    I would skip introducing them at reception or have them all walk in individually or in one group rather than pairs.

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  • Catherine
    VIP November 2019
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    Thank you to your brother for his service! Smiley heart

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  • Mcskipper
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    Mcskipper ·
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    I don’t think it would seem weird at all.
    We kind of met in the middle— didn’t have any interest in the big to-do, but I still wanted to acknowledge them *a little bit* , so, they walked in right ahead of us all together as a group, and the DJ just read off their names down a list. This was all just over the intro for our first dance song playing on a loop in the background before we were announced. It was perfect for us because it ‘honored’ them but wasn’t a drawn out event— quick and easy and then they were all up by the dance floor for front row view of our first dance
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  • Chandra
    Master May 2019
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    We didnt do it. We had them go sit before we came into the reception.
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    Devoted October 2019
    Melodie ·
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    We are skipping it too! I've never enjoyed doing it as a bridesmaid, I just don't think it's that important.

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  • Cher Horowitz
    Master December 2019
    Cher Horowitz ·
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    We're not doing it at our wedding, and I can't recall attending any wedding that did bridal party intros. You'll be okay!

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  • L
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    I hate bridal party introductions so I am always on board with not doing them! We didn't at our wedding Smiley smile Definitely not required!

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    Judith ·
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    Bridal party introductions are a recent trend, modeled on celebrity functions, people having their own signature music, and every person introduced. Like many things people imitate from reality TV, I would be happy to see them disappear, with only the Bride and Groom named, using their after marriage names of choice. Traditionally, you do not have multiple spotlight dances done separately, or grand entrances, or introductions of the whole bridal party when they enter. And when we go to weddings where there is none of the extra baloney, I by far prefer it. This last month, we went to one of each type. And everyone was restless and bored as after the B and G dance, first the bride danced with her Dad, to a song, everyone watched. Then groom and mom, another song, everyone watched. Then groom with MOB and Bride with FOG, together, to another song. Then they paired off the wedding party. Everyone watched. 45 minutes. Not a single guest had the slightest interest after the first 5 minutes. The other did it more traditionally. B and G. Then an announcement, that G and mom and B and Dad would start, and after one waltz around the floor, everyone join in. And couples stood on the sidelines for one minute, so the photographer got a good shot if B and Dad, and G and Mom, then joined the couples. Any other dancing was for everyone, though B and G did some promised dancing. Far more people actually danced after watching only one dance. Where when they had sat chugging 2 drinks or so, while waiting 45 minutes, few bothered. Sitting around watching, not dancing, is boring. Meanwhile, with less time watching dances, the couple had more relaxed time talking with, and dancing, with guests. Less show, more social time, is always my preference.
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