Post # 1
While a dj is important to us, anyone acting as an MC is not. From weddings I have attended in the past, I hated whenever the dj would talk since they’d do that instead of playing music they were supposed to and making it seem like fully functional adults lose all brain capacity once they walk in the door, while other weddings didn’t have anyone at the dj station talking and people knew exactly what was going on at all times. We don’t want to be announced at the reception (we are doing that at the end of the ceremony and no one new is attending just the reception who doesn’t know us) and we don’t feel the need for a play by play of every event as it happens, which I have not liked as a guest when I have seen it. However, while we haven’t gotten any flack from family/friends on the matter, I’ve read countless places (here and elsewhere) saying the reception will be a confusing chaotic mess to all the guests attending, which I find very hard to believe.
If you attended a wedding where there was no one doing any MC duties at all, would you be completely lost from one minute to the next or would you even notice?
Post # 3
I had not considered an MC at all… I feel like people are functional enough to handle a reception without it… That being said, if you have a DJ, you could probably have him do some MC responsibilities as needed.
Post # 4
@Ember78: I would absolutely not be lost. And I agree with you regarding all of the points you made. Not to mention how annoying/classless some of the emcees can be! I mean, this is not a NBA basketball game that you’re announcing! Dont do those tacky voice inflections, dragging out each person’s name as if you’re naming off the starting line up of a bball team, please!!!!! LOL!
Post # 6
I’m not a fan of those kinds of DJs either. My question is how do you tell them that? “I want to hire you but please don’t talk.” ??
Post # 7
I agree with you I have hated Mc and djs talking to much. I might do what my cousin did, she has a friend come up annoucing things in sweet and quick manner. It kept the night moving along without any long drawn out things. Once the cake cutting was over, the let the rest of the night go and the Dj never spoke.