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Introducing The Bridal Party at a Wedding Reception

Everyone knows that a wedding is about the bride (and maybe a little bit about the groom). But the bridal party plays a huge role, mostly behind the scenes and they deserve to be recognized for their hard work.

There are easy ways to make sure the bridal party gets this acknowledgement, but there are also creative and fun ways to introduce your closest friends and family to all your guests.

Traditional Introductions

  • Ensure your wedding DJ or MC knows the correct order the bridal party will be entering in the reception, as well as how to pronounce their names. The minimum a DJ should say is their first and last name, as well as role in the bridal party. Something else you can consider adding is how they each know the bride or groom. There are a number of friendly and professional Melbourne-based DJ services.
  • Another fun tidbit to add is just a fun fact about each person. For example, “John Doe is the best man and was the groom’s roommate and wingman in college. He’s the one who introduced the groom to the bride!”
  • Don’t forget to introduce the ring bearer and flower girl!
  • It’s common to put information about the bridal party in the program for your guests to read and while this is useful, it can be impersonal and doesn’t give them a chance to put names to faces.
  • Consider putting in a small photo next to each member of the bridal party along with a short bio. Weddings are about joining two families, but the bride and groom need to facilitate this, and the best way to start this is to introduce the bridal party.

Other Tips for Formal Introductions

Make sure your bridal party is comfortable with each other. Even if they don’t know each other before the ceremony, encourage them to spend some time together, since they will be walking and dancing together all day.

Enter the reception hall excited. When your guests see you and your bridal party having a great time, they will be more excited and will participate in the festivities more eagerly.

Communicate well with your DJ or MC. If you have hired a professional, he or she will have lots of ideas for how to spice up your introductions and can facilitate the whole procession.

Creative Introductions

Encourage your wedding party to do something fun as they enter your reception. Choreograph a dance routine and have the members of your bridal party waltz, tango, or wobble their way into the reception hall. Let each couple decide individually which dance they want to use for their entrance.

Use props: find toys or other props that fit your theme and have your bridal party use them during their introductions.

Hope you find these tips useful and you will implement them when you attend a wedding in near future!