At Kramer Entertainment we are diving headfirst into the 2011 wedding season and we are pleased to share with you some creative twists for the grand introductions that we have already seen this year. Now you may be familiar with traditional announcement sounding something like this as a grand introduction…
“Ladies and Gentlemen, please stand and help me welcome into the room for the first time the NEW MR. and MRS…” and the guests go wild! Although this is a perfect way to be welcomed as a couple for the first time, we have been inspired by some of our imaginative Brides and Grooms to share with you what they have come up with to set the tone for their wedding reception.
1. Use props!
Sunglasses, parasols, and beach balls all work great for this. Be playful and fun. This is a great time during a reception to showcase the personalities of the wedding party.
2. Introduce your parents
If you are looking for a way to recognize your parents, and you are not doing a toast or a welcome speech, include them in the grand introduction.
3. Have the Wedding Party Select their entrance song
Take the pressure off yourself for this one. Let your wedding party select the song that they will enter the reception to (with your approval of course!). By having the wedding party select this song, they will be more inclined to dance their way into the reception and really set the tone for the night.
4. Write a Bio and have your Kramer Entertainment MC read this before you enter the reception
Want to tell the funny story of how you and your fiancé met at the grocery store and you can’t find the right place to fit it in, this a perfect time. Write a witty bio about yourselves and present it to your MC before the wedding day. This would be something you will want to discuss in your design session with your Host MC.
5. Surprise the guests and bust out some choreography
Showcase the wedding party’s hidden talent of dancing with some fun choreography once all of the wedding party is inside the reception area. The guests will not see this coming, and will be inspired by the wedding party to dance the night way!
photo by: Jimmy De