MC At A Wedding

MC A Wedding:
Tips For The Master of Ceremonies

You’ve been asked to MC a wedding at a friend’s or relative’s reception.

If you’ve never been a Wedding MC before it can seem like a daunting task once you find out what is involved.

Because when you’re the Master of Ceremonies you’ll be expected to create a fun and memorable time for the guests.

If you’re a first-time or novice MC then you might mistakenly think that all you have to do at the reception is make announcements.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

When you’re the MC at a reception you take on a number of roles – from being an organizer, to a director, to an entertainer.

That’s why it’s important to understand your duties and responsibilities so you can create a memorable reception.

Here are 4 tips on how to MC a reception:

Tip #1 – Create A FUN Reception

When you’re the master of ceremonies, you’re expected to not only ensure things run smoothly and be on time, you’re also expected to create a fun time for everyone.

Guests expect to be entertained and the better the “show” you can create, the more enjoyment they’ll have.

Keep in mind that as MC you’re both an organizer and an entertainer – even though you won’t provide very much of the entertainment yourself.

Tip #2 – Don’t Steal The Limelight

The reception is the place where everyone honors the bride and groom and celebrates their happy day. The newlyweds are the guests of honor and the guests’ attention should be focused on them, not you as the MC.

Tip #3 – Consult With The Bride and Groom When Preparing The Wedding Agenda

The Agenda (run sheet) will include all of the events the bride and groom want to have at the reception.

That could include the cocktail hour, the Grand Entrance, the main meal, wedding games, entertainment, dancing, the bouquet toss, the garter toss, and the final farewell.

Tip #4 – Ask The Bride And Groom And Wedding Planners Questions About The Reception

You’re not expected to create a fun reception all by yourself. The bride and groom and those planning the reception will need your input and provide their ideas for the event.

Because you’re coming into the planning at almost the very end, you’ll need to ask questions to find out what you need to do for the reception.

If you want to create a fun reception you have to get to know the bride and groom, their parents, and the bridal party. You’ll also want to know something about those who will be giving wedding speeches and toasts.

This is background information you can use to make witty or amusing introductions during the Grand Entrance and when introducing the speakers.

How To MC A Wedding
And Create A FUN And
Memorable Reception

Imagine a friend or relative asking you to be the Master of Ceremonies and this is the first time you’ve ever been an MC.

It happens all of the time.

And if you’re like most MC’s you don’t know where to start.

You don’t know what needs to be done.

You don’t know what you should say.

You don’t know what games to select.

You don’t know what questions to ask.

You don’t know how to make fun introductions – whether it’s the bridal party or the bride and groom during their Grand Entrance.

You don’t know the order of reception events.

You don’t know how to keep the guests entertained throughout the reception.

You don’t know what your Duties and Responsibilities are.

To be the Master of Ceremonies at the reception is a huge responsibility – as you’ve come to realize.

To some novice MC’s helping to plan a reception will seem almost daunting.

Fortunately it doesn’t have to be that way at all.

That’s why How To Be A FUN Wedding MC was created – to take you virtually step-by-step through the reception planning process and show you how to create a fun reception.

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How To Be A FUN Wedding MC