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Reception Grand Entrance Help!

Teresa, on September 10, 2019 at 2:29 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 1 5
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Hi guys,

I'm looking for opinions on what I should do about my Grand Entrance. My wedding is this Saturday (crazy!) and i'm just now realizing that I may have a slight issue with my Grand Entrance.

The Grand Entrance will be to an old school Dean Martin song. Per the DJ's advice the wedding party will all be walking out to an instrumental version of the song and my fiance and I will be walking out to the same song but with the lyrics included. The problem is the song is about 2 minutes long and my DJ said that he doesn't like to announce over the lyrics. This means that the guests will be listening to the song for about 2 minutes until we're announced. To make things more complicated, my FH and I paid for dance lessons where we worked on a little dance number that takes about 15 seconds to complete which goes at the end of the song.

So is it okay for the wedding party to all be announced and then take a 2 minute break while the guests just listen to the song and wait for our grand entrance? Will that seem weird?

With the wedding so close and no time to rehearse in the facility with the DJ i'm at a loss other than to skip the little number we practiced from the ballroom teacher and I really rather not do that or just have the guests listen for two minutes until we're announced.

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Latest activity by MrsD, on September 10, 2019 at 4:07 PM
  • Sara
    Super October 2019
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    If I'm understanding correctly, you'd play the 2 minute long instrumental version while the wedding party walks out (which would take...30 seconds?) and then you'd have a gap while the song finishes before you guys walk out? If that's the case, I'd just have the DJ fade the instrumental version into the lyric version and skip the waiting time.

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  • T
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    The wedding party will all come out to the instrumental version. Then the DJ will fade to the actual song with the lyrics and everyone would have to sit and listen to the entire song for 2 minutes before we come out.

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  • Sara
    Super October 2019
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    Ah - I see. I'd talk to your DJ and see if he can kind of overlap them or cut them together so you get them walking out to the instrumental, and then flow into the end of the song with lyrics so you can walk out and do your choreographed bit. Or maybe he can turn down the lyrics track while talks?

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  • Amber
    Master February 2020
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    That seems like an awkward lull that would probably just confuse the guests. These are the options I've thought of.

    1. Everyone comes out to the lyrical version of the song. The wedding party would take 30 seconds at the most, the DJ could lower the volume a tad to make your announcement, then raise the volume again when you enter. Then you can do your dance at the end.

    2. Wedding party comes out to instrumental song then DJ fades into the lyrical version, but not from the beginning of the song, maybe about halfway through.

    Either of those sound doable?

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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
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    I wouldn't take a break after announcing the wedding party, that would be kind of odd. We announced our wedding party (19 people) then bride & groom to one song, then when we came in, the DJ faded into our first dance song and we started that way.

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