Anyone use their DJ as the MC instead of family/friends?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Bees who used their DJ as their MC
    regret it- it was weird and inpersonal : (0 votes)
    don't regret it- it went smoothly and was one less thing for us to worry about : (20 votes)
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  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’m planning on having the DJ MC us. All the weddings I’ve been to have been this way. Unless you mean like the speeches and stuff? Our MOH and Best Man are going to give speeches, but the DJ will introduce our first dance and things like that.

    Post # 4
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’ve never seen anyone but the DJ do the announcements and such.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    @luluvohn:  +1

    My friend did for her wedding and we plan to for ours too. Things went very smoothly! They knew when to time everything etc..I think it worked out better then asking someone else who is more likely to get distracted or feel pulled away from enjoying the wedding.

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA

    I would feel bad asking a family member or friend to MC.  They are there to enjoy themselves. 

     

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

    Hm I’ve never heard of using friends for MC. I learn some new fun fact every day on the bee. Our DJ did it, it went great!

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee

    @futuremrs1986:  So much better that way.  They’re professionals…that’s what they do!

    Post # 10
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We did.  It was awesome.  I didn’t want to tie up any of our friends doing any work for us, and really wanted them to enjoy the reception instead.  It was great!

    Post # 13
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    Blushing bee

    Our DJ is a friend of FI’s.  He works with a partner, so the plan is for his partner to run all the music while our friend attends as a guest–but he will also be acting as our MC.  Of course I’ve never been to a wedding before where the MC was friend/family.  It’s always been the DJ as far as I’ve seen.

     

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @futuremrs1986:  I went to a wedding where the MC was the DJ. It felt weird to me… like he was a stranger butting in on this family/friends event. However maybe he was just a weirdo in general… plus I was 15 at the time so what do I know!

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’ve never actually been to a wedding where someone else besides the DJ is the emcee.

    Our DJ did all of our MC duties and it was great!

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 1999

    +1 to NEVER having seen a family member MC! It really must be regional, I can’t see why anyone would want to MC:)

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