When you are introduced at a wedding reception, your friend or family member will likely look for the groom with his wife.
When the bride is not the one standing next to him, it can be a bit confusing for those who are unfamiliar with your choice. In this case, it’s best to ask (courteously) if they would prefer to be introduced by their legal names or use a title instead like Mr./Mrs./Ms. (Note: Some couples will choose to include both names in full when introducing themselves as a married couple e.g. “This is Steven and Sara Collins”).
The decision about whether or not to change your name after marriage is a struggle for many women, despite it being something the majority of men don't consider for themselves due to tradition.
Though taking on a married name is the choice that comes with a lot of paperwork, keeping your original name comes with its own set of logistical issues. Typically, this is due to other people’s assumptions: receiving mail or checks with a name that is not legally or socially yours.
Traditional Intros for Bride and Groom
Timeless and functional, traditional introductions are widely used for happy brides and grooms. They infer the bride is changing her name and are basically worded the good old-fashioned way. It's tradition!
May I please have your attention as we welcome the new Mr. and Mrs. Dave Stone! Please join me in congratulating the happy couple!
It is my great honor and happy privilege to introduce to you Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Isobel Hunters! Let's welcome them with a round of applause!
Let us welcome for the very first time as husband and wife, Peter and Joanna Castle! Please give them your heartfelt applause!
Offering a Wedding Reception Introduction
A wedding reception introduction is a short speech that is offered by the wedding DJ and it serves to introduce the couple and their bridal party to the wedding guests.
The wedding introduction should follow a standard format. The bridal party should come first, including parents and the groom's parents.
After that, the newlyweds should be announced. The most anticipated introduction is last and can be made even more exciting by including a story about how long the couple has known each other or a brief description of their relationship prior to meeting on their wedding day.
You are about to embark on a wonderful journey, beginning with your wedding day. Your wedding will be an event, a destination, and an occasion that you both dreamed of since childhood. Many times we rush the process, but take a deep breath and take it all in as if we were only getting married once. I've created this blog for you to enjoy with some helpful tips about how to plan your perfect special day.
Jiri from Kalidron.Photography 2022