Post # 1
And I don’t know how to respond! I don’t want to…
The couple are both long time friends, my husband is even going to be the best man. But I believe they think I’m more extroverted than I am. I don’t want to do it, but I also don’t want to say no! I’m leaning towards saying yes because I know how much of a pain all that stuff is to sort and I am genuinely excited for the couple but… Help?
Talk me into or out of it? I would much rather sit quietly. I don’t mind if my date is busy for most of the wedding, I’ll know other people there.
Post # 3
Based on what you’ve said here, I say don’t do it. I think it’s actually a pretty big honour to be asked to be the MC (though I know some people would disagree) and I’d be super excited if someone asked me to be theirs – BUT I love doing stuff like that and I’m in my element being in front of people haha. If you’re not that type of person, then definitely politely decline. You won’t be happy, and neither will the couple once they see that you’re not comfortable.
Post # 4
@Fizzy8: Do you not want to do it so much that you would do a horrible job? I agree with the previous poster that it is really an honor to be asked. If you don’t want to do it so much that you would feel resentment or perform poorly I think you should decline.
Post # 5
@Fizzy8: If you don’t want to, don’t.
p.s. At many weddings I’ve been to, the best man has acted as MC anyway. So (if your husband’s ok with it) you and your husband could offer the counter suggestion that he acts as MC.
Post # 6
@dulcevida: Not so much that I’d do a bad job. If I agree, I will definitely prepare and do my best without sulking about it.