Ask Colin: Wedding Etiquette

 

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Is there a graceful way to enter the cocktail reception without someone "announcing" each member of the bridal party? Do we need to be announced? Sometimes it feels like a game show! Help!

There are NO rules.  The only rule is that good taste prevail and you can do whatever you want.  Just make a casual entrance without any announcement and either be seated for dinner or head directly to the dance floor for a set of dancing and after the first dance invite the rest of the family.