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How To Be A FUN Wedding MC
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MC A Wedding: FREE Information on how to be a Wedding MC and start planning a FUN wedding reception.
The Wedding MC has one of the most important roles at the wedding reception. And because the MC plays such a large role in making the reception a success it’s critical to know some of the key things that it takes to MC A Wedding.
1. Prepare Your Wedding Agenda
The wedding agenda or run sheet outlines all of the main events that will take place during the reception.
It’s one of the most important tools the MC will use during the reception.
That’s why it should be carefully planned in consultation with the Bride and Groom well before the wedding day.
If you’re the Wedding MC, make sure you have all the information you need to create a fun wedding reception.
A typical Wedding Agenda or Run Sheet will include the most important events of the reception - the Grand Entrance, Entertainment, Wedding Games, Wedding Speeches and Toasts, Cake Cutting, First Dance and Open Dancing, the Bouquet Toss, the Garter Toss, and the Final Farewell.
The events planned will depend on the duration of the reception. More events can be included when the reception is longer; fewer events will often comprise a shorter reception.
2. Wedding Timeline
The Wedding Timeline outlines when each of the events of the reception will start and finish and is an integral part of the agenda or run sheet.
The starting times and ending times for each event should be indicated on the agenda and be used as your guide throughout the reception to ensure the program runs on time.
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3. Wedding MC Role
Apart from preparation and planning before the reception, the MC’s role is that of an announcer. There are a number of announcements the MC makes during the reception – from welcoming the guests and informing them where facilities are to introducing the Wedding Party and wedding speakers and informing guests when events are to take place.
But that’s not all the MC at a wedding does because there are more roles he or she plays at the reception.
First, the MC is an organizer – making sure everything on the agenda is ready and organized for the wedding day.
Secondly, the MC is a co-ordinator. He or she is the focal point – the “go to” person for events as they take place during the reception. That also means the MC follows the agenda closely and ensures events start on time and flow smoothly during the reception.
Sometimes the MC will have an assistant who will also help in organizing events to ensure they start on time.
Thirdly, the Wedding MC is also an ambassador of goodwill. He or she welcomes guests, vendors, and key players – including the bride and groom’s families - to the reception and ensures everyone is aware of time frames and events as they take place.
4. Wedding MC Jokes
The Wedding MC’s role is that of entertainer. That’s why you’ll often find wedding jokes and the MC’s personal style entertaining at a reception.
Some MC’s have a particular talent like a special way to announce people or events. Others know how to tell wedding jokes that are appropriate and funny.
The MC is not expected to be a stand up comedian at the reception. But a few well chosen wedding mc jokes can often break the ice or keep the guests entertained as events are underway.
Here’s some advice on Wedding MC Jokes:
1. Choose funny Wedding MC Jokes from a tried and true collection.
Let's face it: We've all heard wedding jokes that make fun of wives and husbands. But they're not all appropriate for a reception.
2. Make sure your wedding jokes don’t embarrass the bride and groom or the guests. Keep in mind that those who attend the reception are of all ages – from young to elderly.
3. Practice your Wedding MC Jokes.
You'll have a better chance of getting a laugh from your wedding joke if you practice it beforehand. Know the introduction and the punch line - otherwise your joke is likely to fall flat.
4. Make a note on your wedding agenda where you’ll introduce your wedding jokes.
5. Your jokes can be funny stories about the bride or groom when they were little or about their courtship.
Make sure they’re appropriate and not embarrassing or humiliating to the newlyweds or their families.
After all, some jokes and stories about the groom are more appropriate for the bachelor party (in particular) where the groom’s friends will appreciate the humor.
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5. Wedding Speeches and Toasts
Most receptions will have wedding speeches and toasts although there will be occasions when they are dispensed with entirely.
Or, alternatively, the bride and groom may ask you to give a Wedding MC Speech. You might also be asked to give a toast – usually to absent friends and family although that can be assigned to a family member or close friend of the family.
Since speeches and toasts can take up a fair amount of time, ensure each speaker and toaster knows their time limit – which shouldn’t run more than five minutes.
It is not recommended to have “open” speeches and toasts where other guests are asked to speak after the formal speeches and toasts have taken place.
“Open” speeches and toasts can be long winded and remarks or jokes can be inappropriate so it’s best to avoid potential problems right from the start by having assigned speakers and toasters.
Make sure the speeches and toasts are given at a time when the speakers and toasters will have the guests' undivided attention without distractions and interruptions such as plates being cleared away or meals being served or the bar being closed (last call).
The role of the Wedding MC is much more than being an announcer. That's why How To Be A FUN Wedding MC was created - to help novice Wedding MC's create an amazing reception for the newlyweds, even if they have no master of ceremonies experience at all.
How To Be A Fun Wedding MC
If you're a novice Wedding MC who doesn't know what to do or what to say then How To Be A FUN Wedding MC will walk you through your Wedding MC Duties and Responsibilities from start to finish.
How To Be A FUN Wedding MC has preparation forms, checklists, wedding games, entertainment ideas, sample agendas, and much more to help the novice Wedding MC create a reception the bride and groom will remember for years to come.
Be sure to check out How To Be A FUN Wedding MC (below) if you're the Wedding Master of Ceremonies.
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