(Closed) Emcee for reception? How to keep an event “on track”

posted 11 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i think it would be great to appoint someone. anyone great speakers you can trust? an uncle? aunt? friend?

Post # 4
4383 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i’m thinking of asking a really close friend to do this job, since i am keeping my bridal party to only family, i thought this would be a nice way to involve her 🙂

Post # 5
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

It’s safest to appoint an MC. You don’t need to appoint someone in your wedding party. Anyone who can read a timeline and gives cue should suffice. I understand that you don’t want to spend $ on a day of wedding coordinator; in that case you will evitably have to employ the service of one of your friends or family members. If your timeline isn’t too complicated and requires merely announcements, this responsibility shouldn’t be that big of a burden.

Post # 6
10216 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

are you having a dj? perhaps he can follow along the timeline, do you have anyone that is a friend etc that asks do you need any help with anything? if so, you can ask this person to keep on track, but make sure that you give them the timeline so that they can make sure things go along as needed.

Post # 7
2680 posts
Sugar bee

If you are having a DJ or band, ask them if they can MC.  Usually you can give them your timeline and they will keep things moving.

Post # 9
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Give your timeline to several people and they can help move things along. In my opinion there is nothing worse than a wedding MC who talks to much, it sort of ruins the mood. 

Post # 10
298 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

At our wedding, the groomsmen (my brothers) are doing the ‘keeping to schedule’ stuff, as they’re good about it — but the best man’s wife is on backup duty, as she’s excellent at it!

At my brother’s wedding, my uncle was asked to be MC — it was a nice way of including another family member, and he did a great job.

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