Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Introducing, The Brand New Mr. & Mrs...

It seems that at most weddings, it's still fairly common for the couple to be introduced using both the groom's first and last name. But, while preparing for our wedding, I went back and forth about whether this was OK with me, or whether I'd prefer that my own first name be used.

In the end, it didn't matter during the ceremony, since the priest flaked out and introduced us as simply "the newest couple in the United States of America." Oh well. At least it gave everyone a good laugh!

But how did we ultimately decide to be introduced at the beginning of the reception? Have a look!



The way I see it, though I may have taken Stephen's last name, I definitely still have my own first name, and I'm more than happy to use it!

How do you plan to be introduced during your wedding?

(Video Credit: Max MacIver Videography)

13 comments:

  1. I actually do not remember how my hubby and I were introduced at the reception! I may have to watch my video again! lol

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  2. I am extremely happy that you asked for them to say Heather & Stephen Walrath as you are still Heather! You did not lose your identity when you married!! It makes me sick to think that some of our traditions still scream "women don't have any rights and belong to their husbands." There are a lot of reasons a woman would CHOOSE to take her husbands name (and visa-versa) but that doesn't mean shes changing who she is!

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  3. I'm so glad you posted this, and i totally agree. This is one of the things I am going to be most strict about - I am still going to be Jessica, not just Mrs. Beer after we're married. It's super important to me that we get introduced with BOTH our first names.

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  4. Good choice! I'm keeping my last name for the time-being, so we were introduced at the reception as Mr. and Mrs. (each of our full names). I was happy with it, and no one really made a comment about it.

    That's too funny about your priest's announcement, though I'm sure you would have preferred he said something else!

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  5. Good for you! We didn't get introduced in this way at our wedding but I am keeping my own name so would definitely have used my first name too had we been introduced.

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  6. We were introduced as Mr. and Mrs. Kristian and Shannon LastName. My mom thought we should just use my husband's first name but I pointed out that I'm not changing my first name and I'm still my own person! haha

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  7. Well... Congratulations to the Newest Couple in America :) Heather, I like how you used your name. Even though you and your husband are united, you are not one. You still have your own identity. It's important for brides everywhere to realize this! Again, and on a more serious note... Congratulations!

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  10. we were introduced as Mr and Mrs Daniel Amodio. I loved it.... but i am just a sucker for tradition


    I love when you post videos!!

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  11. loved the way you two were introduced :)

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  12. I like either what you did or adding Mr. and Mrs. + Both first names + his last name. I think that's what we're going to do. Well done. :)

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  13. PS- Your priest's introduction is hysterical! Love it.

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