Monday, September 14, 2009

A Reception Program Script

RECEPTION PROGRAM

FRANK AND DONNA

Wedding Reception

I. INTRODUCTION
L'amour, l'amour fait tourner le monde [It's love, it's love that makes the world go round]. Anonymous
Absence extinguishes small passions and increases great ones, as the wind will blow out a candle, and blow in a fire.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld

And this same flame of LOVE>>> burst into flames, between _________and _________, and quite a ignition it was! It was a love borne out of what can be called,: SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION…. Overpowering distance and time… and just a few minutes ago, we were willing witnesses to the union of this intense emotion: the love of __________ and _________

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to ________________________________________. There are romance and romances but nothing as romantic as weddings such as this one… which is founded on love. It is short of a miracle; a rare lifetime. This is beyond the art in matching people. We need to be cognizant of the colors, of the characters, of the shades of personalities, the shapes of the soul, the beauties in mind in order to paint a perfect picture.It’s not just about bringing together two separate entities but blending their qualities to achieve a perceptible romantic bonding. And here we are, blessed enough to witness this bond.

II. PRESENTATION OF PARENTS
Let us first acknowledge those who gave __________ and _________ a chance to be in this world… people who unconditionally sacrificed---- conferred them absolute love and utmost care. Let’s give a well deserved salute to Mr & Mrs ______________________________________ and Mr & Mrs__________________________________

III. PRESENTATION OF PRINCIPAL SPONSORS
It is with distinct honor that we present to you __________ and _________ models, advisers and guides in their life as husband and wife: their principal sponsors.

IV. PRESENTATION OF THE ENTOURAGE
of course, this moment will not be allowed to pass by without naming those people who made our couples’ union pass somewhat effortlessly, their entourage.

V. ENTRANCE OF THE BRIDE AND GROOM
In acknowledgement of a love that transcends distance and space, let us all welcome with a round of applause, MR & MRS ___________________________________________.

VI. BRIEF LOVE STORY
”Every love story deserves to be heard , so it will grow a hundredfold”
Melvin C. Federis, a friend, a colleague and one of the entourage members will regale us with our couple’s love story.

VII. OPENING PRAYER
In behalf of the newlyweds and their beloved relatives, I heartily welcome you all to this celebration. Please all rise for the invocation to be led by____________________________, the bride’s maid of honor.

Lord, we lift up to you Frank And Donna that they may continue to grow in faith and love as husband and wife. Touch their hearts and make them realize that there is nothing more satisfying than the joy of living and growing with the man or woman God has intended for them. Lord, may they always live happily with your grace… that they may be able to fulfill their dreams of having a happy, God-centered family, in the name of Jesus, we pray…Amen.

VIII. CEREMONIAL TOAST
All of us wish our new couple success in their married life.. let this sentiment echo through the ceremonial toast which will be led by the groom’s best man____________________. May I also request everybody in this hall to rise and hold their wine glasses in preparation for the ceremony.

IX. WELCOME MESSAGE
Parenthood is powerful because not only does it influences children in facing issues of earthly life but mostly because it affects their way of thinking about eternal life. Consequently, parenting is an exalted privilege. May we all have this in mind as we listen to the welcome address by ____________________, the ___________________



X. INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGES
the road of life is made easier when traveled with someone we love but even married life can be filled with obstructions. This is where the principal sponsors’ role come in. To give our young couple here some tips about the secrets of a life-long bond, we have two of our principal sponsors : may I call on:_______________________________ and ___________________________

XI. MODERN PANTOMINA
A joy shared is a joy made double… our couple will express more of this radiating bliss by dancing to the rhythm of an upbeat lovesong… the bride, herself calls it a modern pantomina… their first dance as husband and wife.

XII. SLICING OF CAKE
Life in abundance comes only through great love. In tying the proverbial knot, frank and donna expressed their willingness to share everything--- love, joys, vicissitudes and difficulties. To symbolize this sharing, we call on our newlyweds for the slicing of the cake and the drinking of wine.

(as the cake is being cut) The wish represented by the cake: LET US BREAK BREAD TOGETHER AND WISH FOR EACH OTHER LOVE, PEACE AND PROSPERITY” resounds. The simple gesture of feeding each other a piece of that cake signifies a willingness to be generous in fulfilling each other’s needs and to trust wholeheartedly in receiving what the other has to offer.

XIII. FREEING OF DOVES
Love in the heart wasn’t put there to stay coz love isn’t love ‘til it’s given away. Doves signify peace and harmony. Releasing them entails a readiness to share the same ideals to everyone. Let us also wish the same values to reign in frank and donna ‘s household.

XIV. BOUQUET AND GARTER CEREMONY
happiness is a perfume which you can’t pour on to someone without getting some on your self. Our lovely couple here would like to share that enthusiasm to brave the challenges of married life together to every single person in this room, particularly their bridesmaids and groomsmen. May I then request the bridesmaids and the secondary sponsors for the bouquet ceremony and the groomsmen for the garter toss.

XV. GRACE BEFORE MEALS
we’re gathered here to partake in the first meal of __________________ as couple. Thus, let us recognize our Great provider and ask Him to bless the meal we are about to partake. _________--will lead us into this prayer.

XVI. TABLE HOPPING
Friends, the ceremonies will continue as ___________ & _________ will have some souveneir photos taken with you .

XVII. WORD OF THANKS
In grateful appreciation of your presence here today, may I call in the groom and the bride to do the gesture of gratitude.

XVIII. OPENING OF GIFTS
our presence here is our most valuable gift to frank and donna… but our gift wrapped over there would help the couple start their lives… constant reminders that we’ve been here. The couple will now open two of those gifts.

XIX. CONCLUSION
ladies and gentlemen, never should we leave our prayers for the success of this marriage we have just witnessed in the confines of this hall. Bring them with you always so that frank and donna’s hearts will always be filled with love and respect for each other.

We wish our couple eternal, blissful and productive years together. Have fun and enjoy the remaining moments of this occasion. To our guests, thank you very much for sharing this moment.



MARIA GEE R. JACOME, Reception host


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