PROGRAMME...

Reception..

Since the script was only a guide containing the order of the wedding programme and the names of the persons to be thanked and acknowledged, the Emcee still has the liberty of using his own personal touch. It was not mandatory for the Emcee to say it word for word as it is written here. For those who were able to attend the wedding, you will find that some parts were presented differently during the actual wedding reception.

The life of the programme will entirely depend on the Emcee's preparedness, creativity amd enthusiasm so it is recommended that a copy should be given to the Emcee a few weeks before the event for him/her to practice and to familiarize with the flow of the programme. The script also contains basic instructions on how to go about with the events, so this will more or less give you an idea on how to present each part.

Call to Order

NOTE: Test microphone before speaking.

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen. May I have your attention please. We are about to begin our Lunch 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 God. In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Opening Prayer

Heavenly Father,

Love has been your richest and greatest gift to this world.
Love between a man and a woman which matures into marriage.
Today, we celebrate that love.
Lord for the joy of this occasion, we thank You.
For Your presence here and now and at all times, we thank You.
Protect, guide, and bless
Vince  and Daphne and everyone present here.
Surround us with Your love now and always.
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Welcome Address

A very good morning to everyone and welcome to Vince  and Daphne's. early lunch  Reception. We are done with the solemn part of the celebration and. we thank those people who were with us earlier at the Redemptorist Church for the wedding ceremony. And for those who just join in, Welcome! And so, here we are on top of the hills, here at Chateau de Busay for the most exciting part - the lunch  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.Ryan Bautista, also the Groomsman and I had been given the task by the groom himself 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 Vince and Daphne and their parents, I 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

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. Ladies and gentlemen, it is with great pleasure to introduce to you the Parents of the Bride,Mrs Chona J.Ogsonar and Uncle Antonio Ogsonar. A big round of applause please. 

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. Manuel Kahapay and Mrs.Evelyn Kahapay


We would also like to acknowledge our Principal Sponsors. Let’s start off with the ladies. Please make a stand as your name is called.

Cong .Amado Bagatsing                            Lenetta Aguirre

Michael G. Say                                         Marina Ongjoco

Chrmn.Jose Reblando                               Editha Heida 

Coun.Raymond Yupangco                          Rosario Bautista

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. For this allow me to give a very special welcome to all who have traveled many miles to be here with us today, We would like to acknowledge the presence of families and friends who took their time out to be here with 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,Mrs.Czarina O. Macawile to please facilitate the welcoming party for our newlyweds. Tonight calls for a grand celebration and it is my distinct pleasure to introduce to you for the very first time Vince  and Daphne and  as husband and wife. So without any further ado, let us all rise and give our warmest welcome to Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Vincent Kahapay ........ Music Maestro

(Newlyweds enters the hall)
Background Music: "Saphira's First Flight"
from: "Eragon" movie soundtracl.

Congratulations Vincel and Daphne 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 pto please come forward and each get a dove. The newlyweds would like to thank Ms. Rowena Vercide and Mr. Adonis Fernandez for providing us with this beautiful pair of doves.

(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 Vince  and Daphne 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,

Vince  and Daphne 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.

Bridal Waltz � First Dance

Tonight is indeed a special night and will forever be etched in the memory of our beloved couple. For tonight marks the beginning of their new life together. From this day forward they shall be one, and on this joyful beginning what could be more fitting than to celebrate it with their First Dance. The First Dance is symbolic of the consummation of their wedding vows. This Dance is the wedding couples' first cooperative engagement and joint endeavor. As the saying goes, “It takes two to tango.” Ladies and gentlemen, it is once again my privilege to present to you Mr&Mrs Manuel Vincent Kahapay  with their First Dance.

(Newlyweds dances their First Dance)
Background Music: "Moon River" instrumental version from: "Breaktast at Tiffany's" movie soundtrack.

Thank you Vince  and Daphne, Let us once again give them a big round of applause .

Grace Before Meals

Well I guess the food is now ready and lunch  will commence shortly. May I call on --------------to say the grace before meals.


Lunch

Thank you_________ So there you have it ladies and gentleman. lunch is served. You are all hereby invited to partake lunch . You may now get your food at the buffet table. . Please enjoy your meal. And always, "ladies first"

 


At this point the newlyweds would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone personally for your presence. Vince  and Daphne 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.

Background Music: "St. Elmo's Fire" instrumental version from"St. Elmo's Fire" Movie

Cutting of the Wedding Cake

We will now resume with our program. and its time for desert. We have here a beautiful wedding cake.

May I mow request Vince  and Daphne to do the honors of cutting the wedding cake.

(Newlyweds comes forward to cut the cake.)

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.

(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 good wine and pour them to our glasses.

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 Vince  and Daphne Two people who have come together today to form a union that will surely last forever.

(INSTRUCTIONS:Best Man raises his glass and addresses the newlyweds as he speaks...)

Daphne you look wonderful. Vince is lucky to have found such a wonderful gal to share his life with. Vince and I has been a very good friend way back in highschool  in San Sebastian, and I'm truly honored that they have chosen me to be their best man on this most important day of their lives. Guys, I wish you both peace and happiness in your new life together and may God bless your union.

(INSTRUCTIONS:Best Man still raising his glass and addresses the guests as he speaks...)

Everyone let us all stand and raise your glasses and join me in toasting Vince  and Daphne.

(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, good luck and prosperity toVince  and Daphne. Cheers!!!

(Everyone makes a toasts and drinks from their glasses)

Thank you ladies and gentlemen, you may now be seated.


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.

(Bride throws the bouquet and the ladies tries to catch it.)

May I request for the lady who was able to catch the bouquet to please come forward

Congratulations Miss, May I have your name please.

(INSTRUCTIONS: Emcee draws the microphone to the lady .)

Ok let’s give a big hand to Miss ___________. 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 Vince  and Daphne  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 it 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 Ms. __ _________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 quick kiss.

(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

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 Vince  and Daphne.

(Vince and daphne 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.

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