The Master of Ceremonies (MC) plays an important role at your wedding. They handle the introductions, keep track of the wedding timeline/schedule and facilitate wedding entertainment such as party games. Sounds easy enough right? WRONG!
This is a big responsibility and the decision as to who fills this important job shouldn’t be made lightly. A friend, family member, or the best man may not be the best option. You ideally need someone who is professional, easy-going, comfortable in a large crowd, and has plenty of public speaking experience.
Depending on your chosen MC’s experience and level of expertise, the average cost is rough $300-$600.
Should I bring my own MC?
This is entirely up to you, but my recommendation is no, and here’s why. The last thing you need is for your wedding MC is to get sidetracked because of a continuous ramble about high school memories or being nervous from the weight of the responsibility placed on them to take home the goal for you.
If money is an issue, then I recommend that you find someone who fits the bill of a professional MC and provide them with a concise script to follow just so they don’t out the wedding program.
What services do wedding MCs offer?
Your wedding MC will make all the announcements which include the introduction of the bridal party, bride and groom, dinner service, speeches, cutting of the cake, tossing of the bouquet and garter. Most importantly they keep the energy high right throughout until it’s time to party.
When should I book my wedding MC?
We recommend hiring your wedding MC at least 3-6 months prior to your wedding. You also should meet with your wedding MC at least twice before your wedding date, probably two to six weeks beforehand, to discuss your playlist, your timeline, and any other important details. This of course does not include the initial consultation.
What questions should I ask a wedding MC before hiring?
A big part of finding the right MC for your wedding is personality—you want to find a professional who you actually like and trust! Here are some questions to ask your prospective MCs before you sign that contract!
- Do you have my wedding date open?
- Have you done weddings at my venue before?
- How many weddings have you done?
- Are there any other services that you provide?
- Do you have any video footage of your prior wedding performance?
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