Who is the Master of Ceremonies at a wedding?

The emcee or MC (from Master of Ceremonies) is responsible for announcing the events during the reception, from the entrance of the bridal party, to the speeches, cake cutting etc.

What should I ask my MC?

This role, is to “ask the proposed MC a few pertinent questions”, like:

  • Are you trained?
  • What is your understanding of the objective(s) of the event?
  • Have you worked at an event like this before?
  • Do you know and understand the protocol necessary for this event?
  • Have you worked with this audience demography before?

Is the MC part of the wedding party?

First and foremost, the role of an MC is to “run” the wedding reception. You are the first person guests hear from and you will be providing them with information on the evening as well as introducing the speeches.

What is the role of an MC?

A master of ceremonies, abbreviated MC or emcee, is the official host of a ceremony, staged event, conference, convention, or similar performance. The master of ceremonies sometimes also refers to the protocol officer during an official state function, especially in monarchies.

What makes a great MC?

Being an MC means that you have a great sense of humor, you can work a crowd, and you’re a practiced public speaker. Smiling reinforces the fun and lighthearted ambiance of the event, and makes you appear to be an enthusiastic MC. Keep in mind that just because you’re the MC, you are not the celebrity of the show.

Where does the MC sit at a wedding?

So who sits where? Traditionally, the newlyweds sit in the middle of the table, with the bride seated to the groom’s right. Same-sex couples can feel free to seat themselves as they’d like. For a male/female pattern around the table, seat the best man next to the bride and the maid of honor next to the groom.

What is the order of speeches at a wedding?

What is the Traditional Wedding Speech Order? The traditional wedding speech order goes father of the bride, groom, best man and other toasts. Obviously, this is for a heterosexual wedding and if you’re a same-sex couple then this traditional order doesn’t really make much sense.

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