Emcee or not?

posted 10 months ago in Family
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

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
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Sugar bee
  • 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
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Sugar bee

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
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Blushing bee
  • 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!

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