MC At A Wedding – Wedding MC Reception Tip #7




If you’re the MC At A Wedding then there’s one area that should be discussed with the wedding planners.

And that’s whether there should be “Open” wedding speeches and toasts.

This is the time during the wedding speeches segment of the reception where wedding guests are invited to stand up and make a short impromptu wedding speech or toast.

There are pros and cons to “Open” wedding speeches and toasts.

On the one hand, it can be a wonderful experience to hear spontaneous good wishes and sentiments from close friends and relatives – especially if the speaker or toaster is eloquent.

On the other hand, there is a dark side to spontaneous comments – there’s a very good possibility of inappropriate remarks being made – especially if the speaker or toaster has had too much to drink.

Sometimes a joke might seem funny to the speaker but could embarrass or humiliate the bride and groom or the guests.

As well, speeches can drag on and the event can become boring. And the last thing you want as MC at a wedding is for the reception events to drag on and have bored wedding guests.

For the most part, “open” wedding speeches and toasts are not normally part of the wedding speeches event.

But, ultimately, it’s up to the bride and groom to decide whether there will be “Open” wedding speeches and toasts.

And it’s your responsibility as Wedding MC to find out what their wishes are and to make a note on your wedding reception agenda.

MC At A Wedding – Wedding MC Reception Tip #6

Here’s another tip if you’re an MC At A Wedding

Practice in advance what you’re going to say at the wedding reception.

Just like you would practice a wedding speech, practice your Wedding MC Opening Speech and your introductions – especially for the Grand Entrance, the bridal party, and the wedding speakers.

Practice these out loud – preferably in front of someone so they can offer constructive criticism.

Many novice Wedding MC’s aren’t sure what to say when introducing key wedding reception events.

With the word-for-word Wedding MC Scripts in How To Be A FUN Wedding MC, you’ll have examples of what to say when you introduce yourself to the wedding guests during the Wedding MC Opening Speech.

Plus, you’ll also get examples for introducing the bridal party and wedding speakers during the wedding speeches and toasts event.

Even though you’ll have your Wedding Reception Agenda with you, you’ll still need to practice what you’ll be saying before the wedding day.

If necessary, write down what you’ll say when introducing each key event or each person if you’re the MC At A Wedding.

MC At A Wedding – Wedding MC Reception Tip #5

As part of your Wedding MC Duties at the wedding reception you might be tempted to use notecards for your material.

They’re definitely handy to use but more appropriate for a wedding speech.

I suggest, instead, that your material for the wedding reception be printed out on letter size paper and  that you number your pages.

Then place the pages in a three ring binder or folder.

If necessary, insert tabs for separate events so you can refer to them quickly and easily.

Keep in mind that your “notebook” will contain the order of events at the reception, your Wedding MC Scripts, reception games, and more so you want to make sure you have everything readily available and easily accessible.

If you’re using a laptop computer for your material at the reception, be sure to print out the wedding reception agenda (run sheet) and other notes you’ll need in case the laptop crashes.

If that happens – and sometimes it does – and you’ve been relying solely on your computer you’ll have trouble directing the wedding reception which could spoil the reception for the bride and groom.

MC At A Wedding – Wedding MC Reception Tip #4

As Wedding Emcee I’m sure you’ll want to take your Wedding MC Duties and Responsibilities seriously.

After all, the bride and groom chose you to be the Wedding MC at their reception for a reason.

They have confidence in you.

And because they have confidence in you, they expect big things from you.

They expect you to create a memorable wedding reception.

They expect the wedding reception to be fun.

After all, they want to enjoy their special day with people who are close to them.

What better way to honor the bride and groom than to put on a wedding reception that is FUN and memorable.

Even if you’ve never been a Wedding MC before, there is help available – in How To Be A FUN Wedding MC – that takes you step-by-step in creating a fun wedding reception.

To the bride and groom, their wedding day and the celebration at the wedding reception are going to be a lasting memory.

Make that lasting memory not just a good one…but a great one.

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MC At A Wedding – Wedding MC Reception Tip #3

The Wedding Reception Program and Wedding Reception Agenda are similar but have distinct differences and uses – especially for the Wedding MC.

Think of the Wedding Reception Program as something that is given to the wedding guests for their information and as a keepsake of the wedding.

The Wedding Reception Program highlights the main events of the wedding reception and can be created from the wedding reception agenda.

It can also include such things as menu information, after-party information, as well as a personal thank you note from the bride and groom.

The wedding reception agenda (or wedding reception runsheet), on the other hand, is a detailed outline of wedding reception events and is particularly important for the Wedding MC.

It will include times, key events, games for the wedding reception, entertainment and other activities, surprises you might have in store for the bride and groom, and any special notes you need to make to ensure the reception flows smoothly.

Special notes could include names of songs, introductions, order of wedding speakers and toasters, a schedule of entertainment events, and more.

In fact, your wedding reception agenda can be as detailed or as concise as you like because it will be your personal guide throughout the reception.

Where the wedding reception program is general in nature and primarily for the wedding guests, the wedding reception agenda is much more detailed and is used by the Wedding Emcee.

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MC At A Wedding – Wedding MC Reception Tip #2

The Wedding MC Run Sheet – or Wedding Reception Agenda – is an important aid for the Wedding MC both before and during the wedding reception.

The Wedding MC Run Sheet outlines the sequence of events during the wedding reception – from the beginning to the end.

The Wedding MC Run Sheet helps the Wedding MC plan what will take place during the reception and is entirely flexible.

It will start with the Grand Entrance.

And it will end with the Final Farewell.

In between the Grand Entrance and the Final Farewell, you’ll plan all the events that will take place during the reception – including the meal, the wedding speeches and toasts, the group activities, the entertainment, and the dancing.

In How To Be A FUN Wedding MC the Wedding Reception Run Sheet is completely laid out from start to finish.

Plus, you’ll get samples of the Wedding Reception Run Sheet that you can review with the bride and groom as you sit down and plan the reception with them.

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MC At A Wedding – Wedding MC Reception Tip #1

Just as the Wedding MC should know the Order of Toasts, many Wedding Emcees also need to know the Order of Events – also known as the Wedding Agenda – at a wedding reception.

The Order of Events at a wedding reception is quite flexible.

In How To Be A FUN Wedding MC you’ll get examples of the Order of Events.

These examples come in very handy as you prepare for the wedding reception.

You can sit down with the bride and groom and create a unique wedding reception that is both fun and memorable.

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