Wedding reception Program
Call to Order NOTE: Test microphone before speaking. Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen. May I have your attention please! We are about to begin our Dinner Reception so please find a seat and make yourself comfortable. Let us begin this celebration with a prayer. Let us all stand, bow down our heads and put ourselves in the presence of our almighty, Bro. Isaias Samson will lead us in the prayer. Opening Prayer By: Ka Isaias Samson Welcome Address A very good evening to everyone and welcome to Richard and April·s Dinner Reception. We are done with the solemn part of the celebration and we
thank those people who were with us earlier at the Central Temple for the wedding ceremony. And for those who just join in, our warmest Welcome to you all! And so, here we are in the Aberdeen Court Ruby Hall for the most exciting part - the Dinner Reception for our newlyweds in celebration of the beginning of their new life together. So sit down, relax and enjoy the rest of the evening. I am Mr. Dervin Arit and I am also one of the groomsmen And I am Ms. Prenzi Mae Pinza also one the bridesmaids And we had been given the task by the bride herself to be your emcee for tonight. We thank you all for gracing this joyful occasion especially to those who took a leave of absence from work or from school and to those who have
traveled many miles just to be with us. In behalf of kuya Richard and ate Apple as well as their parents, We would like to express their heartfelt gratitude for your presence at this memorable occasion. It is indeed a pleasure to have you all tonight Introduction and Acknowledgements Parents of the Newlyweds Dervin: Before anything else, we would like to acknowledge the key persons who took a great part of this joyous affair. For without their support, this event would not be made possible. Peachy: Ladies and gentlemen, it is with great pleasure to introduce to you the Parents of the Bride, Mr. Antonio F.
Arit and Mrs. Elizabeth-Dolar Arit A big round of applause please. Dervin: Daddy, Mommy, welcome and enjoy the rest of the night. Peachy: And of course, we are truly happy to have here with us the Parents of the Groom, Friends, let us give a big hand to Mr.Bernardo C. Ramos and Mrs. Lorna Ofrecio-Ramos. Grandmother of the Bride and Groom *If both or either Lola can attend. Principal Sponsors We would also like to acknowledge our Principal Sponsors. We·ll start off with
the ladies. Please make a stand as your name is called. Our first lady sponsor is Sis. Myrna D. Samson the lovely wife of our officiating Minister brother Jun Samson. Thank you po for gracing this occasion The second is Sis Marcora N. Dy the wife of Bro Albert Dy. Ka Cora salamat po sainyong pagdalo sapagkat nagsilbni po kayong inspirasyon sa buhay ni ate apple. Next is Sis Hilda M. Dela Riva the ate of both the husband and wife who taught them the wonders of business, Ate it was a pleasure having you here. And next is Sis. Mercedes V. Valeros the grooms mentor. Tita Ched Thank you so much po.
And lastly Sis. Edith F. Cacayan, Ka Edith thank you for sharing these joyous day with us. And that·s it for the ladies now we go over to the gentlemen. So again please make a stand as your name is called. Our first gentlemen is the general secretary of the Church of Christ a minister of the Gospel and a mentor and truly a person whom the couple can rest their cares any time they need spiritual advice Ladies and gentlemen please give him a round of applause.Bro.Benefrido C. Santiago Our next male sponsor is also a minister of the gospel and of the bride in the central office. Please welcome Bro.Lowell C. Menorca (Represented by: Bro. Michael Sandoval)
The third is a very good friend of both the groom and bride an officemate and the Big brother to the bride please welcome.Bro.Allan L.Francisco The next is also a Minister of the Gospel and an officemate of the bride in the Foreign Department of the Iglesia ni Cristo Central Office lets all welcome.Bro.Roel C. Soriano Lastly but no less of the others is the resident Hymn singing Supervisor of the Iglesia Ni Cristo. Bro.Fausto T. Perez represented by: So there you have it ladies and gentlemen, our most distinguished set of principal sponsors. Let us once again give them a big round of applause.
Family and Friends A wedding brings two people and their families together. It refreshes the family ties and friendship that have gone stale and almost forgotten against the toll of time and distance. So again I would like to request the people concerned to please make a stand to be recognize as you are called.
Also with us here tonight and it is with great pleasure to have Bro. Jun Samson.our officiating Minister for the wedding ceremony. Thank you po Ka jun for going out of your way to be with us. So I guess that·s about it. I hope I did not miss out anyone. If I did, please be so kind to remind us.
Entrance of the Bride and Groom At this point I assume that everyone has settled down and we are all ready to welcome the newlyweds. May I request our lovely Matron of Honor, Ms. Shiela Arit to please facilitate the welcoming party for our newlyweds. Tonight calls for a grand celebration and it is our distinct pleasure to introduce to you for the very first time Richard and April as husband and wife. So without any further ado, let us all rise and give our warmest welcome to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ramos........ Music Maestro (Newlyweds enters the hall) Background Music: "Saphira's First Flight" from: "Eragon" movie soundtracl. Congratulations Kuya Richard and Ate April and best wishes to both of you.
We wish you to be blessed with a long and happy life together with your future children So there you have it ladies and gentlemen our new lovely couple. Let us again give them a big round of applause.
Dove Release The bride and groom will now do the dove release. May I request the newly weds to please come forward and each get a dove. (INSTRUCTIONS: While Newlyweds comes forward and prepare for the dove release, Baclground music starts playing and Emcee say the following......) Background Music: "Long Nu Zhi Sheng " from: "Return of the Condor Heroes" TV Series soundtrack.
The two doves signify Richard·s and April·s being released to start a new journey together. Like the two pairs of dove, whatever happens they will always try to seek the comfort of each other and their home together. This is where they know that they will find love. A dove always choose one mate for life, and signify love, faithfulness, joy, and hope, Kuya Chard and Ate Apple are now ready so we will now release the doves. At the count of three release the doves. Ready when you are. One... Two... Three... and... off they go!!! That was really beautiful.
Dinner I assume everybody starving by the excitement and jubilant atmosphere. So am I, so let us enjoy our meal the
waiters will be attending to your respective table shortly and whatever concerns the staff will be wearing a smile while they attend to your needs. Dinner is served. You are all hereby invited to partake dinner. Meanwhile the Matron of Honor Shiela Arit will be serenading the couple with a song Number to be followed by another song performance by one of the Bridesmade a cousin of the bride Rachel Dolar.
Table Hopping for Souvenir Pictures May I have your attention please, I guess by now everyone had their fill of our sumptuous food prepared by the Aberdeen Court . At this point the newlyweds would like to take this opportunity to thank
everyone personally for your presence. Kuya Ricky and Ate Apol will now go from one table to another to greet each and everyone and to have their souvenir picture taking with their guests. Simultaneously, our Matron of Honor assisted with some members of the bridal entourage will be distributing the wedding giveaways and will be routing the guest book so please stand by in your seats. Cutting of the Wedding Cake We will now resume with our program. and its time for desert. We have here a beautiful wedding cake by________________________ May I now request Kuya Chard and Ate April to do the honors of cutting the wedding cake. (Newlyweds comes forward to cut the cake.)
The ceremonial cutting of the cake is meant to symbolize the couples sharing of responsibilities*( mas malaki dapat subo ng cake ng lalake Kasi mas marami siyang reposibilidad) promise to love and care for each other. There you have it ladies and gentlemen, the cake has been cut. May I now request the waiters to please serve the cake to our guests.
Special Surprise AVP. While the cake is being distributed to each table. We hope you can spare time in watching this video which we have searched from the net. It talks about the struggles of wife and husband and wife while they sojourn in the world of marriage. Of course
problems difficulties may arise but with the guidance of the almighty and the love they share with each other they shall endure and through it all shall ask each other Remember When? (Waiters serves the cake to the guest.)
Best Man's Toast to the Bride and the Groom A celebration is never complete without a toast and a bottle of good wine. Let us now bring out the wine and may we request the Best man to lead us with the toast Bestman: Ladies and gentlemen, it takes a strong and intelligent man to realize his
dreams and achieve his goals in life and love. A man that is not afraid to live life to its fullest and embrace what is truly important. I'm here to talk about April and Richard Two people who have come together today to form a union that will surely last forever. +Personal Message
(INSTRUCTIONS:Best Man still raising his glass and addresses the guests as he speaks...) Everyone let us all and raise our glasses and join me in toasting for Richard and April. (INSTRUCTIONS: Best Man waits for everyone to stand up and see to it that everyone has raised their glasses and them say«)
Here·s to good health, happiness and God·s Compassion to Richard and April. Cheers!!! (Everyone makes a toasts and drinks from their glasses) Thank you ladies and gentlemen, you may now be seated. Well Wishes from Family and Friends It is said that our parents are our first teachers having raised us patiently from childhood to adulthood. They have been our source of comfort, support and inspiration. Richard and April are truly blessed with such wonderful parents and I·m quite sure when it comes to knowing what marriage is all about, they always have a word or two to share to their children. Ngayon po ay atin namang pakingan mensahe mula sa father ng bride.
Thank you so much Sir for that inspiring message. And now we would like to call on the Father of the Groom, Mr. ___________________________ to say a few words of wisdom to our newlyweds. (Mr.________________________ comes forward to convey his Best Wishes to the newlyweds) Thank you sir. In behalf of our male principal sponsors, we would like to call on Bro. Benefrido Santiago to say a few words to kuya Ricky and ate april. (Mr._____________________ comes forward to convey his Best Wishes to the newlyweds) Thank you sir. Last but certainly not the least, we now call on Sis Myrna Samson to say a few words to kuya
Ricky and Ate Apple In behalf of the female principal sponsors. (Ms. ______________________comes forward to convey her Best Wishes to the newlyweds) Thank you po Ka Myrna, and thank you all...lets us again give them a big hand for such wonderful and meaningful speeches. Bouquet Throw Ok now let us all have some fun and its time for the traditional Bouquet Throw. At this point we would like to request all the single ladies to please come forward for the bouquet throw. We would also like to request the bride to come forward and take her place center stage.
(INSTRUCTIONS: Emcee motions and waits for all single ladies to come forward) Ladies kindly take your place behind the bride and be prepared to catch the bouquet. It is said that whoever will catch the bouquet will soon be the next bride. So is everyone in? Ready when you are at the count of three the bride will throw her bouquet. May I also request the audience to please join me in the counting. (INSTRUCTIONS: Emcee make sure that everyone is in place) Ready when you are ladies. Let us now do the countdown. One«.Two«.Three««and there it goes. (Mag memessage si apon.)
May I request for the lady who was able to catch the bouquet to please come forward. Congratulations ate, May I have your name please. (INSTRUCTIONS: Emcee draws the microphone to the lady .) Ok let·s give a big hand to ate Levi. Please have a seat beside the bride and in a moment we shall find your match in the garter Toss. Retrieval of the Garter Before we go on with the Garter Toss, the groom is to retrieve the garter from his bride. So may we request Kuya Ricky And ate Apol to please come center stage and do the garter retrieval ritual.
(A chair is brought onstage for the bride to sit. while groom kneels down at the bride's feet ready to retrieve the garter) Ladies and gentleman the groom will now retrieve the garter from the bride. (Groom retrieves the garter from the bride.) There you have it ladies and gentlemen; the groom was finally able to retrieve the garter. Let us give him a big hand. Garter Toss Ok it is now the gentlemen's turn and we will now do the garter toss. May I mow request all single men to please come forward for the Garter Toss. (INSTRUCTIONS: Emcee motions and waits for all single men to come forward) Gentlemen please take you place behind the groom and be ready to
catch the garter. So is everyone ready? At the count of three the groom will throw the garter and again we request the audience to participate in the countdown. (INSTRUCTIONS: Emcee makes sure that everyone is in place) Ok ready when you are guys. One«.. Two««Three«« and .....off it Goes !!!! (Groom throws the bouquet and the gentlemen tries to catch it.) Matchmaking Ritual May I request for the gentlemen with the quick hand who now have in his possession the garter. Sir please come forward and take your place beside the lady who has the bouquet. Congratulations Sir. May I have your name please.
(INSTRUCTIONS: Emcee draws the microphone to the gentleman.) Thank you Mr. ___________, Friends lets give this gentlemen a big hand. Now that we have already found a perfect match. The next bride and groom to be in the future. It is time for another ritual. The gentlemen who got the garter is to put it on the lady who caught the bouquet. At this point we would like to request Ate Levi to please have a seat while Mr. ___________ will put the garter. Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. __________ will now put on the garter on Ms. _________. (Lady takes a seat while gentleman puts the garter on her.) There you have it ladies and gentlemen. Our new lovely pair and if it would not be too much to ask we would like the gentlemen to give the lady a Beso Beso.
(INSTRUCTIONS: Emcee waits for the gentlemn to give the kiss and thanks the pair. after.) Thank you Mr. _______ and Ms ________, Let us give them both a big hand At his point, we request that both of you remain onstage for the picture taking. The newlyweds will now pose with our lovely new pair. (INSTRUCTIONS: Emcee stands aside as photographers take pictures of the pair with the newlyweds.) Again Thank you Mr. _______ and Ms ________ for your participation, you may now return to your seats Giving of Tokens We are truly grateful not only for the presence but also the wonderful cooperation of our principal and
secondary sponsors as well as the members of the entourage. Richard and April and their parents would like to express their sincerest gratitude for all their help and support and for making this memorable occasion a great success. We would like to request our Matron of Honor, Ms. Shiela Arit to distribute our tokens of gratitude to both our Principal and Secondary Sponsors We also have a little something for the members of the entourage. (Ms. Shiela Arit distributes the tokens.) Message of Thanks from the Newlyweds The night and this celebration has almost come to an end but for our newlyweds it is just a start of their new life together. As we each go home, may this day be memorable for all of us as it
it to them. To personally convey their heartfelt gratitude let us now lend an ear to Kuya Richard and Ate April (Ricky and April delivers their message of gratitude.) Closing Remarks Well I guess that·s about everything ladies and gentlemen we have finally come to the end of our program. It has been a great day and a wonderful evening with you all. Again thank you all for your presence. God bless and Goodnight to each and everyone.