Planning your wedding can be a very stressful task. One of the biggest decisions you will make is who will be the master of ceremonies for your wedding. Choosing the master of ceremonies or the MC can be done in many different ways and the right decision would of course be based on your specific situation.
Where To Find A Master Of Ceremonies
You have two options when it comes to finding a master of ceremonies. You can either ask a friend of relative or hire a professional MC for your wedding. Many people opt to hire a professional because this means that all guests are free to enjoy the wedding without having to worry about any responsibilities.
You can contact a company that hires out entertainment for events and functions. They would usually have a few MCs in their portfolio. You can also contact your local Toastmasters. Many people involved in this organization will be able to provide you with their services. Many DJs also offer master of ceremonies services. This would of course be very convenient and you would probably save some money. It is always advisable that you meet with a few prospective MCs before you make your final decision. This is because it is very important that you like the personality of the master of ceremonies and that you get along well.
When you do meet with the master of ceremonies you should note how well-spoken they are, their quality of their voice and whether you like their personality. Also pay attention to how well-organized they are because the MC basically has to make sure that everything runs according to a certain time schedule at the reception. For example, if your master of ceremonies is late for the interview then they are probably not very well organized.
What Are The Responsibilities Of The Master Of Ceremonies
The master of ceremonies would be responsible for making announcements during the course of the reception. He will firstly introduce himself to the guests as they arrive so that everyone is aware of whom he is. He will then announce the entrance of the weeding party. This usually signals the start of the wedding reception.
The MC will also make any necessary announcements during the reception. This can be anything from parking information at the venue, a parked car that has its lights on or when guests need to be seated. The master of ceremonies and the best man will also make sure that the toasts smoothly and that each person is introduced correctly and that no one is forgotten.
The master of ceremonies will also keep guests updated through the evening about each event as it happens at the reception. This can mean announcing when dinner will served, when the wedding couple will have the first dance and when the bouquet and garter toss will happen. Near the end of the evening the MC will also announce the wedding couples departure so that all guests can give them a proper celebratory send-off.