How to MC a Wedding

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So, you have been asked to be the MC for your friend or family members wedding. Congratulations!

How to MC a Wedding? Good question!

An MC is the Master of Ceremonies and having a good wedding MC is an integral component to a successful wedding reception.

No matter how you look at it………

Being a wedding MC is a huge honor as you have been asked for a reason! The bride and groom could have picked anyone and they decided you would be the best choice! Give yourself a pat on the back and get to work! It’s all about preparation and being organized.

You could be an MC for a destination wedding in the Mayan Riviera, Mexico or an MC in your hometown of Whistler, British Columbia. Regardless of where the wedding will take place, there are some very easy tips to remember that will be effective and applicable anywhere in the world!

 

Here are some helpful tips to be a great wedding MC:

 

  • First off, review the schedule with the Bride & Groom and ensure everyone is on the same page. Setting expectations will set the couple at ease and allow you to know exactly what they are looking for in their wedding MC.

 

  • You are NOT here to be the life of the party or a comedian.  Although some humor and laughs are always great icebreakers! Have some material/jokes prepared.

 

  • Guests are here to see the Bride & Groom, not the MC!  Every chance you get, recognize the Bride & Groom- it is their day!

 

  • Be confident and know the schedule. If you are unsure of an item, please confirm with the couple or wedding coordinator.

 

  • Your primary role is to ensure the wedding day is organized, the schedule is maintained and people are informed and know what is going on. 

 

  • If you forget something, come back to it the next chance you get. Don’t apologize! No one knows anything different.

 

  • Don’t forget to recognize the parents. Have a list of “important people” to be acknowledged.

 

  • If you are asked to read any “out of towner” speeches for people that couldn’t make it, read them beforehand and ensure they are appropriate and you are able to read it smoothly. You never know!

 

  • Don’t forget to comment on how beautiful the Bride and Bridesmaids look!

 

  • Talk to the DJ- he is your best friend! Work together.

 

  • Test out the microphone beforehand and don’t hold it too close to your mouth.

 

  • Slow it down and remember- English may not be everyone’s first language. Engage guests and ensure they understand what you are saying. Ask questions?

 

  • Talk to the crowd! You already have a personal connection with them. Use that connection and tell a story that they can relate to or that they may even be a part of.

 

  • Most importantly, smile, relax and have fun!

 

We would love to hear about your wedding MC story or challenge from past, present or future! We love a good story and we also love to coach and help out fellow MC’s. You may have been a wedding MC thirty times or this could be your first; regardless, there is always something to learn and improve upon!

Give us a call or an email anytime and good luck!

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Jordan MacDonald

Master of Ceremonies & MC Coach 

 

North American Toll Free: 1 800 993 4198

Email: info@grupoevents.com

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how-to-MC-a-wedding-tips-advice-2

So, you have been asked to be the MC for your friend or family members wedding. Congratulations!

How to MC a Wedding? Good question!

An MC is the Master of Ceremonies and having a good wedding MC is an integral component to a successful wedding reception.

No matter how you look at it………

Being a wedding MC is a huge honor as you have been asked for a reason! The bride and groom could have picked anyone and they decided you would be the best choice! Give yourself a pat on the back and get to work! It’s all about preparation and being organized.

You could be an MC for a destination wedding in the Mayan Riviera, Mexico or an MC in your hometown of Whistler, British Columbia. Regardless of where the wedding will take place, there are some very easy tips to remember that will be effective and applicable anywhere in the world!

 

Here are some helpful tips to be a great wedding MC:

 

  • First off, review the schedule with the Bride & Groom and ensure everyone is on the same page. Setting expectations will set the couple at ease and allow you to know exactly what they are looking for in their wedding MC.

 

  • You are NOT here to be the life of the party or a comedian.  Although some humor and laughs are always great icebreakers! Have some material/jokes prepared.

 

  • Guests are here to see the Bride & Groom, not the MC!  Every chance you get, recognize the Bride & Groom- it is their day!

 

  • Be confident and know the schedule. If you are unsure of an item, please confirm with the couple or wedding coordinator.

 

  • Your primary role is to ensure the wedding day is organized, the schedule is maintained and people are informed and know what is going on. 

 

  • If you forget something, come back to it the next chance you get. Don’t apologize! No one knows anything different.

 

  • Don’t forget to recognize the parents. Have a list of “important people” to be acknowledged.

 

  • If you are asked to read any “out of towner” speeches for people that couldn’t make it, read them beforehand and ensure they are appropriate and you are able to read it smoothly. You never know!

 

  • Don’t forget to comment on how beautiful the Bride and Bridesmaids look!

 

  • Talk to the DJ- he is your best friend! Work together.

 

  • Test out the microphone beforehand and don’t hold it too close to your mouth.

 

  • Slow it down and remember- English may not be everyone’s first language. Engage guests and ensure they understand what you are saying. Ask questions?

 

  • Talk to the crowd! You already have a personal connection with them. Use that connection and tell a story that they can relate to or that they may even be a part of.

 

  • Most importantly, smile, relax and have fun!

 

We would love to hear about your wedding MC story or challenge from past, present or future! We love a good story and we also love to coach and help out fellow MC’s. You may have been a wedding MC thirty times or this could be your first; regardless, there is always something to learn and improve upon!

Give us a call or an email anytime and good luck!

how-to-MC-a-wedding-tips-advice-1

Jordan MacDonald

Master of Ceremonies & MC Coach 

 

North American Toll Free: 1 800 993 4198

Email: info@grupoevents.com

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