Adding a little excitement to your introductions can be a lot of fun, and helps set the tone for the rest of the evening. Typically after the ceremony is over and following the cocktail hour, the bridal party is officially introduced to the reception hall before dinner. The DJ will line up the bridal party to introduce each couple and the newlyweds. It can be a lot of fun to add some creativity to this part of the evening. After seeing hundreds of weddings, and hundreds of introductions, here are a few tips.
Music at the intro’s are so important, allow the DJ to give you some suggestions but be sure to pick something that is meaningful to you. Make it a quick tempo. The Bride & Groom have their own special song.
The DJ is vital in making this work. Find a DJ that has some excitement to his voice, and that articulates well so people can understand what he is saying. Get a recommendation from others who have used this DJ.
Lighting sets the mood and usually the DJ will add some special lighting. At Saguaro Buttes we have built in LED lighting that changes colors, and a spot light for the introductions. Follow up with your DJ or go see him in action to check out his lighting.
Once you have the music, the DJ, the lighting, it’s up to you to come up with some creative ideas. It can be hats or sunglasses for each of the bridal party. We have seen mosh pits, dance numbers, piggy back rides, you name it. The most important thing is make is yours and make it fun.