(by the best man's wife)
Then our bridal party came in:
Unfurling the fruits of our DIY Labors:
Our DJ turned up the music and played "Rock and Roll Part II"
To make your own "Just Married" finishline banner, start by calling me. I have a huge roll of extra leftover paper. Then have your mom (thanks Mom!) or somebody else write the "Just Married" in pencil and fill it in with paint that you bought for another random wedding project. The tricky part about this was that we hadn't told the bridal party until the day before, and we didn't tell the DJ until about 10 minutes before. Our DJ was really good at rolling with the punches, and the caterers let us use their tent tunnel (otherwise this would have been way trickier.) We were concerned that it wouldn't tear, so Mark perforated it, but that wasn't actually where the banner tore, so I guess it wasn't much of a concern.
This was a low budget (I think the paper was like, $7), last minute DIY project that still makes me incredibly happy when I think about it. It suited us to enter the reception that way, it was something fun and different, and it made me feel just a bit less narcissistic about being introduced. It was also a really fun moment for Mark and I, when we held hand in the catering tent and got ready to run. Plus we used one of the pictures on our holiday cards.
*We all talk about how to tell your mom, "it's okay, we don't need to have a cake/DJ/etc." but there are no instructions on convincing your groom.