Post # 1
- Wedding: August 2019 - City, State
I’d love to hear your experiences and opinions. My initial plan was to just have my DJ act as our Emcee for the wedding. I had not planned to have her do anything special, just basic duties such as introductions and annoucing speeches and such. Very basic.
However, my mom and aunt have expressed they think it would be a much better idea to have my cousin be our Emcee. My cousin is very charismatic and totally willing to do it, so I am definitely open to the idea. However, I think my mom and aunt really want him to be th emcee just so my side of the family is represented in the wedding party so to speak (My fiance’s sister in a bridesmaids and his cousin is a groomsmen, but I have no siblings and only my 3 cousins who are not close enough with my fiance to warrant it).
What do you Bee’s think, should I have my cousin be our Emcee? Is it really much better and more fun for guests to have a more personal touch?
Post # 2
My aunt has three sons. One of them is a very successful DJ and he was the emcee/DJ at his brothers’ weddings, along with some of our shared cousins’ weddings as well. He was very good and enjoyable – and it was nice to call it a family affair.
However, I would be careful with doing it just for family representation. Seems a bit shallow to me. There are plenty of other ways for your family to be represented on your wedding day.
However, if your cousin is like my cousin (and he sounds like he is), then I personally think it’s a fine idea 🙂 I would just let him know that you are asking him to be your emcee because you WANT him to be your emcee, not because everyone wants your family to be represented.
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle
My Brother-In-Law was our MC and he did a fantastic job. Having said that though, it’s very common here in Australia and NZ to have a family member be your MC. I say go for it if you think he’ll do a good job!
Post # 4
Having an Emcee you know personally can be great because they often have little in jokes and side stories that make it funnier, and also are better able to direct the speeches because they know a bit more about the family and who each person is.
It would be fine either way I’m sure, but if you like your cousin and think they’ll set the right tone for the evening I’d probably go with them.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2018 - Melbourne, Australia
I think it sounds like a great idea 🙂
I didn’t have an Emcee for my wedding, and regret it.. the singer of the band I hired (friends of mine) did it, and yeah….. not great haha! They should definitely just stick to playing music.
So I recommend going with your cousin as Emcee, sounds like he will do a fabulous job!
Post # 6
gunnabamissus : My vote is for your cousin!