(Closed) MC (emcee, master of ceremonies) instructions for the day of? Order of events!?

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
575 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

No! lol we are in the same boat… I would like to do all the traditional stuff but make sure everyone is dancing and having a great time so I have no idea when to do everything to make the most out of our reception time. Sorry i have no true advice but great post!

Post # 4
152 posts
Blushing bee

Well usually you start by annuncing the bridal party and bride & groom, and announce that dinner will soon be served

Have the toasts

(eat dinner)

Give people some time to socialize and let their food settle

First dance, father/daughter dance, mother/son dance

Dance for awhile

Garter & Bouquet toss

There are other things you can do too, such as an anniversary dance, or show a slideshow of pictures of you and your fiance from childhood to the present, etc.

Post # 5
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Here’s mine, it’s copy pasted from word, so hopefully it works.. And I obviously gave him actual names and went over how they’re pronounced.  Just removed for the sake of being a “template” and privacy.

Reception Timeline

Doors open, cocktail hour begins

Announcement made to begin taking seats – Introduce self


Bridal party entrance – Music “Thunderstruck”
Best man/Maid of Honour – Names
Bridesmaids and groomsmen

Welcome guests, talk about whatever you want.
Venue may have a few more points they want you to bring up – house rules

 Explain kissing protocol – must sing a song with “love” in the title.  Solo or group performances acceptable.

Introduce someone to say grace – Aunt so and so


MC begins calling tables for dinner, beginning with head table, then tables 1&3.  Banquet captain will tap remaining tables as necessary.

7:20 or as eating seems to be coming to an end (I think we left this a teeny bit later)

Speeches begin


Bride’s Father
Groom’s Father
Best Man
Maid of Honour

Us! –  We will announce out of town guests

8:00 – I believe this got pushed a little later too as people seemed to be having fun…

Cut Cake – Music “When I’m 64


First Dance – Music TBD


Parent Dance – Music “What a Wonderful World” does not need to be announced, will just hand off to dad after first dance.

Bride/Dad Start

Groom/Mom join in



General Dancing begins


Bouquet Toss “Can’t hurry love” (DJ Announces)

 Garter Toss “Bad Boys” (DJ Announces)


General Dancing Commences till end of evening

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