MC'ing a wedding – anyone have clever ideas/funny jokes?

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

MissGeeBee:  I would say the most important thing is to not make jokes or try to be funny! The focus needs to be just on the people giving speeches, the hosts, and the bride and groom 🙂 Just get the names right sound and confident in your introductions.

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

MissGeeBee:  I would recommend not googling ‘how to be funny’.. Chances are if you’re doing that, you’re not funny and trying to be something your not is never entertaining. Don’t try to hard and focus on getting people’s names right and being confident.

 

 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

When in doubt, implying that the bride used to be very promiscuous is always good for a laugh!

(just kidding; please do not do this)

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Yeah, I don’t think I’ve ever heard a funny wedding mc that was good.  A wedding mc should be just that, announcing what’s happening and who’s doing what when.  Keep it simple.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Royal Park Hotel

 

MissGeeBee:  Oh man – are you sure those guests weren’t laughing out of awkward pity?  Jokes by the MC are the WORST.   Please don’t do it.   Just announce names.  EEeeeek.  It’s so awkward to be a guest at those kinds of weddings

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Dude, I’m in the same boat! Bumping to follow along, and also to share my thoughts so far.

I’m going to google some silly/lame jokes and have a sheet of them to handle any dead spaces. It’s something I’ve traded back and forth with the bride and also a normal thing for me, so hopefully they don’t fall too flat.

Going to write an intro, saying how I know the bride and groom. I met both separatly so that should help kill some time if I need to do so. I think telling people my/your (good) first impressions of them would be a good way to go.

I’m also going to think of some small story of the couple to keep in my pocket in case the jokes don’t seem to fit the mood. I have a co-mc, so I’ll also be touching base with him to see what he thinks… Someone I know and is pretty affable and nice. I’m hoping he will have some stories too. 

Aside from that, I like what a pp said about being confident and trying to get peoples names right. I think if I have my hair and makeup rocking that will help. 

You are not alone in your google search either lol:

http://m.wikihow.com/Be-Funny-Without-Telling-Jokes

http://m.wikihow.com/Be-a-Good-Master-of-Ceremonies

Anyways, best of luck to you, fellow MC!

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

I’d use the opportunity to head to the ladies room …

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

MissGeeBee:  I think implying that either person getting married was/is promiscuous can get awkward really fast. Most likely their grandparents are there…

 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

If our MC did any of that, he would not have gotten paid. I am not one to get offended easily, but having other women “turn in the keys” to my husband’s house would absolutely cross the line in my book. If I was a guest at that wedding, I would be mortified for the couple. Please don’t do this. You’re only going to humiliate the couple and yourself. 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

MissGeeBee:  Please don’t do any of these things. No one wants to do a quiz on the bride and groom at a wedding, let alone sit through a cringe worthy skit about women having the grooms house keys. If someone MC’d my wedding like this I’d never speak to them again.

Do what you’re supposed to do, there’s nothing funny about trying too hard and making people feel uncomfortable.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Royal Park Hotel

 

MissGeeBee:  Oh dear.  No.  Please.  1000 times, no.

The quiz is something that would be done at a bridal shower…not at a wedding.

The keys idea is just 100 different kinds of wrong and not funny.   I think you’re going to hear crickets if you do anything along these lines.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

MissGeeBee:  I guess I wouldn’t find it funny if I saw a bunch of female guests lining up to give back my DH’s “key.”

You’re going to get laughs, but I think they will be out of pity and not because the actual joke is funny. If you want to get genuine laughs I suggest telling factual stories about the bride and groom. Nothing wrong with adding a joke or two, but the whole key thing and making jokes that would imply who they slept with are kind of out of line.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

I don’t understand the car thing…why would you describe what’s IN it? Why would you have the keys? I don’t get it.

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