Michelle
Rockstar October 2022

Skipping toasts and reception introductions

Michelle, on April 12, 2021 at 4:20 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 14
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Anyone else skipping these? We're having one location with being announced at the end of the ceremony and no extra guests for the reception,, so if the guests don't know who we are, they aren't invited.

Also neither of us find toasts/speeches to be comfortable to listen to or give so planning to not allow them. Our closest friends/family feel the same.

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Latest activity by Patty, on April 13, 2021 at 9:14 PM
  • April
    Dedicated September 2021
    April ·
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    We are skipping them entirely. We don’t have a wedding party and we are paying for it and it’s my FHs second marriage so we figured we didn’t need to bother with all the unnecessary toasts.
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
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    We skipped the introductions for the wedding party at the reception. i felt like it wasn't needed cause i had programs at the ceremony so they would know already who they were

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  • L
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    I skipped the intros. I don't really get it anyway and think it's kind of cheesy and dumb - people know who we are, lol. I also just feel super uncomfortable as a BM being introduced like that especially if B&G want us to do a dumb dance or something. None of your guests care who your bridal party is if they dont' know them already, imo.

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  • Nicole
    Devoted August 2022
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    Yes, we plan to skip these! My FH and I will briefly say hello and thanks for coming and then proceed with dinner. No speeches. And no introductions. I mean if you're at my wedding you know who I am and that I just got married lol.
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  • Jasmine E.
    Rockstar May 2022
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    What exactly are reception introductions? I've never heard of that.
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  • Kimberly
    Savvy June 2021
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    Skipping as well

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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
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    You can see some on Youtube. Usually a song or several played by the dj as the couple and their attendants are announced, often in the style of Monday Night Football, as they enter the reception. Honestly I have never seen them at a wedding or heard of them prior to WW.

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  • Ava
    VIP May 2022
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    Gosh, I can’t remember the last time I saw introductions at a reception. Are people still doing those?! We will definitely not be doing intros.
    As far as toasts, we will likely have a couple. But we want to keep them to a minimum and short & sweet.
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  • Fred
    Expert April 2022
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    Hi Michelle:

    We are not doing the intros because as other posters said, the guests don't care about the WP ... and, may I add , the parents,grandparents. The guests only want to see the couple.

    We are only doing 1 speech at the reception: the "welcome and thank you" speech by the two of us, we're skipping other speeches/toasts/roasts at the reception ... but we're having an open mic at the rehearsal dinner.

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  • Kimberly
    Super March 2021
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    We didn’t do introductions for reception and the only toast was by my husband for us to thank our guests for coming.
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  • Ivory
    Dedicated August 2024
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    Skipping being announced, definitely!
    As for toasts, if people in our lives want to give them, they're certainly welcome to, but if they're not comfortable with it, no pressure Smiley smile
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  • Virginia
    Savvy April 2022
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    My fiancé is a huge wrestling fan so he’s already written out how he wants our wedding party announced, as well as the intro song for us. Yes, cheesy but our guests completely know this about our humor. Plus our DJ happens to be a good friend who will do so great with it. We’re also having the matron of honor and best man give a toast. They’ll keep it short and sweet. We’re not opening it up for others. That can take place at the rehearsal dinner if wanted.
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  • Melody
    Expert April 2021
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    We're skipping reception intros for the wedding party, but FH and I will be introduced.

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  • Patty
    Savvy October 2021
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    We have no bridal party, so no long introductions and dont want toasts. We are only planning on being announced so we can walk into the reception to "Enter Sandman" playing, with my crazy fiance wearing his Metallica battle vest!

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