BecomingBecker
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Reception Intros for parents

BecomingBecker, on September 12, 2019 at 1:49 PM Posted in Family and Relationships 0 8
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Our DJ has asked for how we would like to announce our parents at our reception; 1. I haven't seen this at a wedding before so hadn't even thought about it, and 2. I have NO CLUE how to do the announcements since both sets of parents are divorced and FMIL is the only one not remarried but she does have a boyfriend. FH wants to do the announcements but idk whether to have all 4 sets announced including FMIL's boyfriend or just our actually parents announced but then I'd be leaving out our step parents who we love and adore. I brought this up to FH and he just said to announce the parents and stepparents and leaving FMIL's boyfriend out but that feels SUPER disrespectfully to me...HELP! I don't know what to do!!!

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Latest activity by MD, on September 13, 2019 at 11:58 AM
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    Becky ·
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    You could do something like "MOB and H, Jane and John Doe; FOB and W, Sam and Sally Smith; MOG and partner, Sara Jones and Joe Davis; and FOG and W, James and Kelly Jones" - we didn't do the introductions, but my brother and SIL did and my mom was (recently) widowed, and that's what they did.

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  • MaryEllen
    Expert October 2016
    MaryEllen ·
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    Mother of the groom escorted by xxxx
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    I would just skip it, but I agree with PPs that if you want to do parent intros "mother of the groom, name, escorted by name" would be best.

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  • Amber
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    Amber ·
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    I would also suggest this! Then everyone is included and it’s not as awkward. I’ve seen this done at every wedding where the bridal party is introduced.
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  • BecomingBecker
    Dedicated October 2020
    BecomingBecker ·
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    I love this! Thanks so much!
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    Lady ·
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    I would skip it. I'm not a huge fan of announcements at weddings, period, but there's no reason parents need to be introduced. Especially 4 different sets.

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  • Naikesha
    Super September 2020
    Naikesha ·
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    I agree with Becky's idea !

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  • MD
    Super July 2019
    MD ·
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    You could just skip it, or ask the parents if that's even something they want to do. My dad 100% wanted to be announced into the reception (he was just a little excited we were getting married), but my husband's parents didn't. I wasn't about to force them to do it, so we just skipped it, and my dad was completely okay with it.

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