Post # 1
OK so our wedding is huge but simple – to make things a touch more personal so it feels like we are talking to our guests, we’re discussing MCing the wedding ourselves. We have two little toasts from our sisters that are “welcome to the family” and maybe a slide show.
I’ve seen this done once at a small wedding and I really enjoyed it.
FI is a great public speaker, I’m not bad as long as I’m prepared.
Post # 3
@bella128: On your wedding day, I’d like to think that you want to take the stress of logistics off of your shoulders! You and FI are the guests of honor, and you should be able to sit back and enjoy your special day!
Post # 4
We are MC at our wedding. It is a very informal do and so it seems very fitting. It is also much more us
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
What, exactly, do you see as the MC role? Like, are ou doing a reception enterance? It’s kinda hard to announce our own enterance. Do you need to stick to a specific timeline in order to wrap up food service and get out of your venue at a certain time? If you are on a timeline, will you as the bride and groom, really want to mind the clock constantly to assure that the cake cutting/first dance/bouquet throw/etc. opccur on time so that everything can end on time? these are just thoughts for you to consider in your decision making.
Post # 6
I would think you’d like to sit back and relax, but it sounds like you’re both capable public speakers and would enjoy being your own MCs. I think that’s great! It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but it could be a lot of fun I think:)
Post # 7
I think it could work just fine, but I would delegate a family member or friend to watch the clock and remind you of the schedule so you don’t have to worry about keeping track of everything.
Post # 8
Thanks bees! Good point – I’d have to get someone to keep track of time for us. We aren’t doing a grand entrance or anything so we don’t need ot announce ourselves. I guess we could have the DJ do it too… we aren’t not too tight of a schedule, we have the venue all night.
I think its just a matter of saying hi, thanks, introducing the family/party and let people know whats going on.