Post # 1
Our wedding cordinator at the hotel where we are holding our wedding recommended not to hire a master of ceremonies. He said instead we should use a family member who knows most people there and it becomes more personable and we would save the money.
I was wondering if anyone is planning to use a family member and if so why were they chosen.
I’m having a bit of trouble picturing anyone we know up there leading reception.
Post # 3
My dad is going to be our MC. We’re not doing a garter toss or bouquet toss, so we didn’t need all that much in the way of guidance. Since my parents are hosting, my dad is very excited about this– his responsibilities include: introducing us and then kicking off the toasts. Then we’ll cut the cake right after the toasts and dance for the rest of the night.
Post # 4
I can help!
My fiance (now husband) and I have MC’d two of our friends weddings in the last year and a half. We were chosen because we’re relatively entertaining, know both couples fairly well, we’re good at interacting with the audience, not afraid to get up in front of large groups of people and could keep things from turning nasty.
At my wedding, we had my brother and my cousin be our MCs. They’re both hilarious, play well off each other and with people and my cousin was organized.
So, in your family/friends do you know anyone that is funny, organized, knows you at least partially, not afraid of public speaking and willing to help? That’s who I would chose for an MC.
An excellent book resource (I know many people who have used it) is "The Wedding MC" (You can find part of a copy on google books: http://books.google.ca/books?hl=en&id=YcMQKyPMwQcC&dq=the+wedding+mc&printsec=frontcover&source=web&ots=-9jp9FmkeU&sig=w06q4hRYMFqkpIyunCfTCL24PmU&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result)
Good luck! If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to ask! 🙂