How to Choose the MC for Your Wedding

How to Choose the MC for Your Wedding

Whether or not your wedding has a formal Master or Mistress of Ceremonies (MC) will depend on the style and logistics of your day. MC’s are responsible for announcing the key events throughout your wedding, ensuring that the timing of speeches is kept to schedule and making sure all guests understand what’s happening when. MC’s are also usually in charge of coordinating with your photographers, videographers and band to ensure that everyone is in the right place at the right time and is ready for any announcements.

When choosing your MC, look for someone who has experience speaking to large crowds and knows how to keep people engaged. It’s a big responsibility and it’s important to choose an MC who can take instruction, will be on top of their role and knows what they want to achieve on your wedding day. Having an MC The MC for all your event and wedding needs that you trust will allow you to relax and enjoy your special day.

If you’re opting for a family member or friend to act as your MC, make sure they have the right qualities. They may have the personality to entertain your guests, but they’re more likely to miss a detail or not follow the instructions that you give them. This is especially true for MCs who have never done this before so it’s helpful to write quality notes for them to refer back to on the day.

Thoroughly discuss any announcements that you will need your MC to make in advance. Make sure they know what your expectations are in regards to the wording and that they have a copy of your timeline so that they can track when each announcement should be made. This will help them avoid making any mistakes or rushing through any parts of your evening.

Your MC will be the person who holds your microphone and, if you’re open to it, will be approached by anyone who wants to speak during your night (especially when the alcohol starts flowing). If there are certain guests who you would like to not have access to the microphone, make sure they are aware of this ahead of time so that you don’t get any surprises on your wedding day.

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