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#1 MrsCtoB

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 06:25 PM

Hello ladies! I am having a hard time making a decision ( a small one, but a decision no less) and I know I can always count on you all to be my voice of reason. I had not really thought about introductions at the reception until my WC emailed me requesting the order. I quickly got caught up in song choices and thinking about the order that I wanted my bridal party introduced that I really didn't think about one small problem....my parents. I'll explain... I had planned to have my bridesmaids come out as a group, then the groomsmen, then the maid of honor, and then the best man. I figured the grouping of the bridesmaids and groomsmen would be fun (we got the girls fun sunglasses and the guys mexican wrestling masks) and prevent the long, drawn out introduction by name. It was then that FI said, "Uh...what about our parents?". UGHHHH. His parents are married and can certainly be announced together. My parents on the other hand have been divorced for about 20 years and STILL can barely stand the sight of each other. I realize that they will be in close proximity for the majority of the day, but announcing the two of them...JUST THEM...seems horribly awkward for them and anyone who knows how much they hate each other. This would be the easiest choice however. My sister and MOH suggested that she escort my dad and one of the groomsmen escort my mom. This could work but would throw off the group idea. I realize I am probably making this into a bigger deal than necessary, but I also realize that many of you probably have divorced parents as well. How are you handling this? 



#2 calgarybride2015

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 06:34 PM

Honestly we didn't introduce parents. They got their moment when they gave their speeches. Also we had been there 5 days before the wedding and everyone had met. We just did the bridal party and how they knew the bride or groom. Was quick and easy!


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#3 nadiakat17

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 06:39 PM

Yeah, most weddings I have been to do not introduce parents...just something to think about to avoid that whole situation!

#4 MrsCtoB

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 06:40 PM

Honestly we didn't introduce parents. They got their moment when they gave their speeches. Also we had been there 5 days before the wedding and everyone had met. We just did the bridal party and how they knew the bride or groom. Was quick and easy!


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hmmm interesting! Well we weren't planning on having the parents give speeches unless they really wanted to and we had been told that generally, you have to have them do the whole speech thing if they are helping with the wedding financially, which they aren't but interesting that you did have yours. Not sure if it would be too long and drawn out with the moh speech, best man speech, his parents, and then both of mine. Something to think about for sure. 



#5 calgarybride2015

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 06:48 PM

hmmm interesting! Well we weren't planning on having the parents give speeches unless they really wanted to and we had been told that generally, you have to have them do the whole speech thing if they are helping with the wedding financially, which they aren't but interesting that you did have yours. Not sure if it would be too long and drawn out with the moh speech, best man speech, his parents, and then both of mine. Something to think about for sure.


I wasn't going to do speeches as we are very informal but I decided I wanted them. I said short and sweet and other than my dad's, they were. And honestly- so glad we did them. The tears, the laughter, the walk down memory lane I will remember for ever.

Our MC also had everyone introduce themselves after dinner. Turned into an AA meeting lmao but was humorous. Will never forget it. This is when husband and I also said our thank yous.


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#6 pddcmc

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 06:55 PM

Both of our parents are divorced...and only our mothers are attending. We were going to make the reception incredibly simple... we're just announcing people and thanking them..and then thanking everyone else for attending. neither of us are very big on the MC-announcing-people-and-walking out to music-sort of thing.


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#7 pjay

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 07:44 AM

Hello ladies! I am having a hard time making a decision ( a small one, but a decision no less) and I know I can always count on you all to be my voice of reason. I had not really thought about introductions at the reception until my WC emailed me requesting the order. I quickly got caught up in song choices and thinking about the order that I wanted my bridal party introduced that I really didn't think about one small problem....my parents. I'll explain... I had planned to have my bridesmaids come out as a group, then the groomsmen, then the maid of honor, and then the best man. I figured the grouping of the bridesmaids and groomsmen would be fun (we got the girls fun sunglasses and the guys mexican wrestling masks) and prevent the long, drawn out introduction by name. It was then that FI said, "Uh...what about our parents?". UGHHHH. His parents are married and can certainly be announced together. My parents on the other hand have been divorced for about 20 years and STILL can barely stand the sight of each other. I realize that they will be in close proximity for the majority of the day, but announcing the two of them...JUST THEM...seems horribly awkward for them and anyone who knows how much they hate each other. This would be the easiest choice however. My sister and MOH suggested that she escort my dad and one of the groomsmen escort my mom. This could work but would throw off the group idea. I realize I am probably making this into a bigger deal than necessary, but I also realize that many of you probably have divorced parents as well. How are you handling this? 

I don't think we are going to introduce our parents. Everyone will hear from our parents for the speeches and it's going to be a pretty small wedding for us (30ish people).. so it isn't even really necessary.

I'd say if you can avoid it all together that may be the best option so that you can still have your bridal party fun :)


 

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#8 JJCB0418

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 10:44 AM

Can you have someone else escort them, like one of their siblings?  My father passed away a few years ago so I'm going to have my uncle or my dad's best friend escort my mom.  This way they can still have that moment and your bridal party can still have their fun!






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