Post # 1
We will be having a DJ and I cannot decide if we should pick someone to be an MC. I don’t even know who I would pick. We will be playing a few games and I have asked my sister (MOH) to do the games but I haven’t organized anything beyond that. I am afraid if we don’t have an MC it will be akward and I will end up having to get up and announce things. FI’s step mom is paying for the DJ and she picked one out (I trust her) but she has expressed that he is a DJ and not an MC. I think you have to pay more if you want them to be more involved, right?
Anyway.. any stories from other bees would be helpful. Did you have an MC? Who was is? Any advice?
Post # 3
@CarterLove: We only paid for one person (our DJ company gives you the option of using the MC as DJ as well or having two separate people) but two showed up! Our DJ kept the party music going and our MC made sure the dance floor was full allllll night. The company we used is truly chock-full of entertainers, rather than just people who play music. We definitely lucked out that they sent two people. Looking back, I would have paid the extra to have the second person anyway!
Post # 4
@CarterLove: Just have to say that I’ve been spending too much time on the Nesting/TTC boards and thought this was a thread about miscarriages…!!! I was like, Who asks if people will have a miscarriage??
Anyway, we did not have an MC, but we didn’t have a whole lot to announce.. In hindsight, if I would have known what our DJ was going to be like, I would have either a) hired a different DJ that would have been a little more outgoing and served as an MC, b) hired from a DJ company that sends an MC along, or c) hired someone else to be an MC.
My reasoning is that when my sisters started giving their speeches, some people didn’t realize what was going on and were still talking, so when I got my video back, it’s hard to hear what my oldest sister was saying.. 🙁 In reality, she could have hollered “OK WE’RE GOING TO DO SPEECHES NOW, QUIET DOWN” but I think she was already nervous and trying not to get emotional.. 🙂
He also didn’t really announce any of the other events, like the bouquet toss or cake cutting or garter toss – and he said that he was going to.. don’t know if he just spaced out or what, but some guests/family members have expressed that they were sad that they missed some of those things because they didn’t realize they were happening!
Post # 5
@CarterLove: Our DJ was our MC and it worked out well. He did not do a lot of talking, but made announcements about the receiving line, dinner starting, first dance, etc. It was nice, because guests knew what was going on, but the announcements were minimal so it wasn’t annoying.
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House
Nope, we both really do NOT want that. We are having a band, so either the singer will make some small announcements or our planner will.
Post # 7
@CarterLove: Our DJ did all the announcing. That is sort of their job, to get the crowd going, so I assume that’s included. If you don’t want him/her to MC, which is still anawkward concept for me, I would ask someone else to do it. Perhaps a friend?