(Closed) Can a groomsman also be a MC?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve seen it done lots of time. We’re doing it too. There’s nothing wrong with it.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yep! We’re doing it. Our groomsman is tactful and has a presence about him so it was an easy choice.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I hope so, because that’s what we’re planning to do!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My only concern is, are you having the bridal party announced when they arrive at the reception? Is the groomsman really going to announce himself?

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

My BIL/the best man was our MC. We decided not to introduce everyone due to time. He did a great job!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Sounds great to me! He knows everyone (most likely) and can give a more personalized introduction and make it cute!

We had my brother as our emcee & he did a super job, especially with his son, who was in the wedding party. All of the kids came dancing out & hugged him & high-fived him… Definitely go with someone you know!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Announcing isn’t totally necessary! Realistically everyone knows who they are! I’ve been to wedding where a groomsmen and a bridesmaid have been the MC’s, and only the couple were announced as entering -and we’re copying that, less awkward!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@RingPup: I’m not trying to be argumentative, but I don’t think it’s accurate to say that “realistically everyone knows who they are.” A good portion of our wedding guests will not know any of the groomsmen. I think it’s nice to introduce the bridal party for the guests who don’t know them. Just my opinion. 🙂

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

I think it’s a fantastic idea. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@iheartnerds:

I meant that through seeing them upfront at the ceremony, having their names written in a program, etc are ways of getting the message across as to “who” they are rather than saying their name as they walk to their table, that’s all….. None of my guests will know any of FI’s groomsmen, but I think through the ceremony and seeing their names printed in a program will get the message will get across who they might be versus annoucing their name over a microphone!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My Dad was our MC and DJ and it worked for us, so I don’t see why having a Groomsmen as a MC wouldn’t work for you.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@RingPup: That’s true. Sometimes I forget programs exist because I hardly ever look at them and don’t plan on having them at my wedding. D’oh!

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