Want to make the most of your Wedding Party Introductions?
Your wedding party introductions during your reception will be your guests first time seeing you together as a married couple! Here are some important things to go over with your wedding DJ before your wedding party walks out.
The very last thing that you want to do is hand your DJ or Emcee a list of names and wish them luck. Spend a few minutes on the phone with whoever is responsible for these introductions, and share with them each of your wedding party’s name pronunciations.
You’ll also definitely want to have them write the names down themselves for later reference.
Make sure you clarify each of your bridal party members as well (such as who your maid-of-honor, matron-of-honor, bestman, etc will be so they can be introduced as such).
Most importantly, make sure your DJ knows how to say your last name. Please do not assume that they will know how to pronounce your last name, even if it’s a simple one. It’s better for your DJ to get that pronunciation wrong on a phone call ahead of time instead of in front of your entire family.
Your Introduction Title
Another side note is to make sure you consider how YOU want to be introduced when it is time for your DJ to introduce you as the newlyweds.
Popular title options we’ve heard: Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. James Smith, Mr. and Mrs. James and Jane Smith.
There are a million options when it comes to picking a song for your introduction. To make the process easier, get some feedback from everyone else that will be in your wedding party.
Ask them what they’d like to walk out with! Toss out the bad suggestions and flip a coin on your favorite two.
If you can’t decide on one all-encompassing song, no worries. Your wedding party can have their own song you can walk into something completely different.
Make a Walkout Game Plan
Before the introductions start, make sure you know where you’re going and how you’re getting there.
Also check in with your photographer and videographer to make sure they can capture the moment. Ask them if they have a preferred path that they want you to take so they can get the best angle on their shots.
Share this walkout plan with your wedding party as well. Is everyone congregating at a head table, or will some of your wedding party be breaking off and going to different places in your venue.
Make sure you communicate on “how” you’re going to your respective destinations…
Is it going to be a slow walk to the head table, or is everyone expected to do fun poses or dances upon entering.
We’ve seen some hilarious entrances, and this can be a great way to kick off your night. Just make sure that everyone is involved in the game plan before the introductions start!
How do you take care of all these details?
The biggest recurring theme with all of these tips comes back to having good communication. You’ll need to share your plan with your DJ, Wedding Party, Photographers and Videographers.
Solid communication is going to make your wedding introduction amazing, and discussing these points ahead of time will definitely set you up for a fun and memorable kickoff to your evening.
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