Wedding Reception Entrance

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SamnScott10 Posts : 14 Registered: 8/2/09
Wedding Reception Entrance
Posted: Aug 13, 2009 2:51 AM

Hey Everyone!

My fiance and I were talking about the wedding party entrance at the reception and we both are not so crazy about the whole sunglasses and dumb dance things as everyone walks in and is announced. Any other ideas for an entrance that is not as cheesy? I don't even know if we want to have everyone announced but I feel like we need to do some sort of recognition when we arrive at the reception. Just looking for some suggestions. It seems like every wedding I have been to lately has involved the same sunglasses and dance routine or groomsman carrying the bridesmaid kinda thing and we'd rather avoid that...
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kennysoldwife Posts : 3,859 Registered: 4/28/07
Re: Wedding Reception Entrance
Posted: Aug 13, 2009 7:36 AM Go to message in response to: SamnScott10

Wow what kind of weddings are you attending? I have been to several and all they do is announce the wedding party who come in and stand around the dance floor and wait for the bride and groom to be announced so they can do the first dance. The wedding party either then join in or stand there and wait until the song is over. I haven't been to a sunglasses and dance reception and I have never seen anyone carry in anybody.

I had the guys escort the girls in, we came in danced a little the party joined in and then we sat down. No big production.

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CheetahAngel Posts : 2,017 Registered: 11/29/08
Re: Wedding Reception Entrance
Posted: Aug 13, 2009 7:55 AM Go to message in response to: SamnScott10

I want to know what kind of wedding you attended too because I have never been to a wedding that had sunglasses and a dance routine. The weddings I have gone to the DJ announces the bridal party and they all walk down normally and wait for the bride and groom to walk by.

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Bride2008 Posts : 3,058 Registered: 3/28/06
Re: Wedding Reception Entrance
Posted: Aug 13, 2009 7:55 AM Go to message in response to: SamnScott10

Penny - that's what I was wondering. I don't know anyone who has done that at the wedding. My bridal party just had their names announced, walked it and waited for the bride and groom. No glass, no silly choreographed dance. My BIL did the cabbage patch as he came in, but he was buzzed and it was funny so it didn't bother me. I don't think you need to do anything big with it.

Wait, now that I think about it, I did go to a wedding where the groomsmen carried in bridesmaids. Fun, but I worried about someone tripping and everyone going down.

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kelleyiskelley Posts : 11,590 Registered: 7/2/06
Re: Wedding Reception Entrance
Posted: Aug 13, 2009 9:14 AM Go to message in response to: SamnScott10

Samn, some people choose to make a bigger deal out of the reception intros, pick funny songs, or just have some creative fun with it, and others just treat it as what it is: an introduction of the bridal party, and most importantly, of you and your groom entering the reception for the first time as husband and wife. So, the point is, its your wedding. Do whatever you want. Its certanily not any kind of requirement to do some silly dance - just as some people have their first dance choreographed, others just sway to the music. Things such as this have become much more popular at weddings today; they are ways to make your wedding stand out, or to add different elements. But if its not your personality, it will only look hokey and like a put-on. Do whatever makes you comfortable, and if thats a simple reception entrance with well chosen music that you both like, than that will be lovely.

Also, something else to consider if you want to make the entrances have less "cheese" facor and more classic flow --- introduce your bridal party, and then when you and your groom get introduced, you can go right from there into your first dance. Thats what we did. Its a great way to start off the evening and its a simple transition.

Most importantly, you should be telling your DJ this information. Your DJ sets the tone of the reception with the music and persona and attitude. So, if you dont want bizarre productionnumbers and funny dances and props and lights etc etc, let your DJ know what you want and dont want.

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juicygirl16 Posts : 49 Registered: 8/30/08
Re: Wedding Reception Entrance
Posted: Aug 13, 2009 9:42 AM Go to message in response to: SamnScott10

I see your point...

Other than on youtube, perhaps, I don't know anyone whose done the sunglasses dance ordeal.

However, I know a lot of couples, and this is what I plan on doing as well, have a fun, upbeat song playing when they walk in. My sister and her husband had a baseball themed wedding, so the DJ played Let's Get Ready To Rumble when they introduced the bridal party. We didn't do anything crazy, just walked in two at a time, but it was still fun to have something lively playing.

I personally thing it's a good way to "get the party started," rather than playing something slow or having nothing, and you don't have to do any crazy dancing!


SunnySanrio Posts : 70 Registered: 8/6/09
Re: Wedding Reception Entrance
Posted: Aug 13, 2009 3:17 PM Go to message in response to: juicygirl16

I am thinking the sunglasses and dance thing might have happened in the 80's lol~


FutureMrsDJLeo Posts : 615 Registered: 2/26/09
Re: Wedding Reception Entrance
Posted: Aug 14, 2009 12:16 AM Go to message in response to: SunnySanrio

Regarding the sunglasses, I'm standing up in a wedding next month and the reception is very laid-back and casual from what I'm getting. The bride told me that the grooms parents are walking out to the "sunglass song" (I'm assuming that's "I wear my sunglasses at night") and are wearing the oversized sunglasses. At something that's more laid back I can see using the bigger, funny props. I have to add, their having me walk out to a rock version of Toxic, I LOVE Britney Spears, and the groom loves this band that did this remake of Toxic


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