How To Be A Wedding MC (Master of Ceremonies) and What It Takes To Be A Terrific Wedding MC

Why The Bride and Groom Should Choose An MC For Their Reception

Of all the planning that you – as bride – do, the reception is one of the most important events after the ceremony.

It’s usually the most expensive part and it’s the most elegant part.

It’s also the event where you celebrate one of the most important days of your life.

You choose an MC because he or she will be responsible for conducting the reception at your wedding – one of the biggest days of your life.

As newlyweds being honored on your special day, you want to spend time having fun and mingling with your close friends and family.

The last thing you want to do is to be concerned about the reception details.

You already have enough to do with planning your wedding without having to worry about running the reception (although you will work closely with your MC in planning the agenda and the events).

Who The Bride and Groom Should Choose As MC

Some engaged couples ask the Best Man, a member of the bridal party, or a close friend or relative to be the MC.

One of my customers, for example, who purchased How To Be A FUN Wedding MC and was delighted with the help it provided since he was a novice MC with little public speaking experience, performed the MC duties at his nephew’s wedding. (If you’re the bride, you can see The Bride’s Guide To A FUN Reception here)

Still others ask their DJ to be the MC.

Some engaged couples choose a professional MC but most couples choose someone they know – such as a friend or a relative.

While it’s a personal preference and there is no “proper” etiquette when selecting a master of ceremonies, choosing someone you know puts a more personal touch on the event.

When it comes to planning your reception, you might end up choosing your own Reception Master of Ceremonies for one of two reasons:

1. You can save hundreds – even thousands – of dollars (or pounds) if you use your own MC instead of hiring a professional one or having a DJ perform the duties for an extra fee.

That’s not intended to disparage or undermine professional MCs or DJs. They do a terrific job and some couples prefer to have a professional MC or DJ (or both) conduct their reception for them.

Sometimes, though, you choose your own master of ceremonies because of the significance the position holds and you want to honor someone close to you with the MC duties. Again, it’s that personal touch you want to add.

Other times you’re a DIY Bride and it’s simply a matter of economics and budget planning, given the high cost of a wedding.

2. Your Master of Ceremonies – even one who is a novice and inexperienced – will be able to do a terrific job if he or she has the right resources on hand that show him/her what to do.

Wedding MC Requirements – How To Pick Your MC – Advice For The Bride and Groom

Most Emcees have never performed their duties and responsibilities before. They don’t know where to start, what to say, or how to create a FUN reception.

That’s why it’s not only important to look for certain qualities in your Master of Ceremonies but to also make sure your emcee is properly prepared.

When you’re planning your reception you’ll want to choose someone who is outgoing, personable, organized, and who likes to have fun – because having a fun personality is one of the keys to creating a fun reception.

Someone who is diplomatic and on time helps too since these are qualities which a master of ceremonies has to have to be effective.

It should go without saying that you should choose someone you can trust to not only co-ordinate and conduct the reception but someone who won’t be an embarrassment either because they drink too much or because they use inappropriate jokes.

What Are The MC’s Duties – Advice For The Master of Ceremonies

You’ve Been Selected As The MC At A Reception. Now What Do You Do?

In a survey I conducted several years ago many novice MCs admitted to not knowing what to do or what to say at the reception.

And that’s completely understandable – there’s no formal training in duties even though weddings require a huge amount of planning and there are numerous things that require attention.

There’s nothing more exciting than being a master of ceremonies. As MC, you’ll get to meet a lot of people and have fun during the reception.

The MC’s Duties are varied depending on the reception .

In addition to preparing the reception agenda with the bride and groom, duties include:

1. Introducing the bridal party and bride and groom during the Grand Entrance
2. Making general announcements
3. Introducing the officiant for the blessing or grace before dinner (if you don’t do it yourself)
4. Directing and coordinating entertainment and games
5. Making head table introductions
6. Introducing speakers for the speeches and toasts
7. Announcing important events include cake cutting, the First Dance, the bouquet toss, the garter toss, and the final farewell

Other duties and responsibilities include:

1. Making sure the guests are entertained and having a good time
2. Knowing the order of speeches and toasts
3. Ensuring that the bride and groom are safely transported from the reception after the farewell

Wedding Reception Timeline

The reception timeline can refer to two things.

It can refer to the timeline during the reception and is part of the reception agenda.

That timeline is created after knowing how long the reception will run and how many events the bride and groom choose to include during the reception. Some receptions are very short and last just a few hours. Others are much longer and can go into the early morning hours.

The reception timeline comes after the Day Of Schedule which comprises the events – including hair, makeup, dressing, photographs, transportation – leading up to the ceremony and then the reception.

For the MC it also refers to the timeline leading up to the reception and includes the duties and responsibilities that have to be attended to.

The Reception Timeline for the emcee usually starts anywhere from four to six weeks before the reception (although it can be even shorter than that if the MC is called upon to perform duties at the last minute – which sometimes happens – in which case How To Be A FUN Wedding MC would be very helpful.)

That’s when the emcee starts preparing his or her material as well as organizing and coordinating the events which will take place at the reception.

If you’re the master of ceremonies, it’s wise to start as early as possible preparing for the reception since there’s a lot involved in your duties and you need time to organize all of the events.

Wedding Reception Agenda

The Reception Agenda is also known as the reception runsheet or run sheet. It’s extremely important because it helps ensure the reception runs smoothly.

It lists all the events that are to take place at the reception.

It can start with the cocktail hour or Grand Entrance and it ends with the final farewell to the bride and groom and closing remarks to the guests.

The Reception Agenda is one of the most important tools the Emcee has because it itemizes everything that the master of ceremonies is responsible for or oversees during the reception.

The Reception Agenda is prepared in consultation with the bride-to-be and the mother-of-the-bride and/or the  planners.

Reception Program

The reception program is different from the reception agenda.

The reception program is for the guests and can contain a number of elements including:

> A photograph of the bride-to-be and groom-to-be
> A personal note to the guests from the bride and groom
> An outline of the ceremony
> A concise outline of the agenda
> A map showing the location of the reception venue
> Information about the main meal and dessert
> Background about the bride and groom

The Royal Wedding Programme for the wedding of H.R.H. Prince William of Wales, K.G. and Miss Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011 was very elaborate and also included:

> Information about Westminster Abbey
> History of the Royal Weddings celebrated in Westminster Abbey
> The Coats of Arms of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton
> Information about the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry
> Acknowledgements

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Wedding Reception Games

Reception games are a common way to make the reception a fun time.

In most cases, the reception games will be organized by the Master of Ceremonies after consulting with the bride and groom or planners.

Games can be held while guests are waiting for the main meal or they can be held after the main meal.

Some games involve the guests and others will be specifically for the bride and groom with the guests looking on.

The more you involve the guests in the games the more they’ll enjoy the reception.

Choose games that are fun, funny, and not overly competitive. And remember that competitive games can turn into pushing or shoving matches if the participating guests have had too much to drink. (Even something as traditional as the garter toss or bouquet toss can result in participants being jostled or pushed or falling to the floor.)

A FUN selection of more than 50 Wedding Reception Games (as well as Entertainment Ideas) – whether the occasion is held in the spring, summer, fall, or winter – can be found in How To Be A FUN Wedding MC.

Wedding MC Jokes

Entertain the Guests with Your Clean and Funny Wedding MC Jokes And Fill the Room With Laughter…

Wedding MC Jokes aren’t just confined to the MC Speech. They can also be part of the reception – although they’re not the only way you can make a reception a fun time.

One of your duties will be to entertain the guests. And what better way to do so than to tell funny and tasteful jokes.

There is, of course, a difference between wedding humor and jokes.

Humor is generally about weddings, the differences between men and women, or marriage advice.

Humor can also be about being engaged, grooms, bachelors, husbands, wives, love, dating, anniversaries, fathers (especially the father of the bride who’s paying for the wedding or giving away the bride), mothers, single women, and more.

As well, there could be humorous advice to men about what women mean when they say “Whatever” or “Fine” or “That’s Okay” or “Nothing” when a man asks what’s wrong.

Another type of “advice” is marriage advice. There’s advice for the groom about marriage or about a wife and there’s advice for the bride about marriage and about a husband.

Sometimes, of course, advice comes in the form of wisdom – particularly if it’s from someone who is respected or who is a dignitary or honored guest.

But while advice might get a chuckle or two or a smile, it’s not really a joke in the way we think of jokes.

Some people have heard or come across jokes or one-liners to get ideas.

And that’s perfectly fine as long as they’re appropriate and not embarrassing. Because, let’s face it, not all jokes are appropriate for all guests. Which is important to keep in mind because you’re probably going to be with people of all age brackets up to and including grandparents.

Embarrassing jokes, for example, can be about sex or put downs about brides, wives, or mothers-in-law.

The problem with some of the jokes and one-liners you’ve heard or come across is that sometimes they’re funnier when you read them than when you tell them in front of an audience. For whatever reason, they lose their effectiveness when told out loud.

Here are a few tips on using MC Jokes:

1. Keep Your Wedding Jokes Clean and Appropriate

A reception is not the time to tell off-color jokes that you’d usually tell your best buddies in the locker room. Keep your jokes appropriate so you don’t embarrass or offend the bride and groom – and the guests.

Jokes about divorce, failed relationships, and past relationships (whether they’re about the bride and groom or about your own experience) are topics to avoid.

2. Memorize The Punch Line

This tip might seem obvious, but sometimes it happens – you mix up the punch line and your joke is ruined – no matter how funny it was.

If you forget the punch line then your joke won’t work. So be sure to memorize it so it flows smoothly.

3. Practice

Just as you should practice your MC Speech, you should also practice your jokes.

After all, even professional comedians practice their material before they take it before a live audience.

Make sure you have the timing right so you can deliver your joke flawlessly.

Don’t get caught unprepared at the reception without funny jokes and one liners.

Order Of Wedding Toasts and Speeches

Every MC needs to know certain things in preparation for – and during – the reception. Whether it’s planning a  reception from scratch with the bride and groom or making humorous and funny remarks and jokes during the reception, they’re all part of the MC’s “toolbox” or “bag of tricks.”

A highly popular and invaluable tool that will help you during the preparation of the reception agenda is the Order of Toasts and Speeches.

The Order of Wedding Toasts and Speeches is entirely flexible – unless the bride and groom want to stick with tradition.

In fact, the Best Man Speech is the only speech that has to be made at the reception. And sometimes, the bride and groom want to dispense with the speeches and toasts altogether and ask the MC to make the keynote speech.

Usually, though, you’ll find that as a minimum there will be speeches and toasts by the Father of the Bride, the Groom, and the Best Man.

And of course, you’ll usually find that the Mother of the Bride, the Father of the Groom, and the Maid or Matron of Honor will want to make a short speech, too.

Depending on the wishes of the bride and groom there may also be “open” speeches where guests give short, impromptu speeches – which has its own set of “rules” and things you have to look out for.

In How To Be A FUN Wedding MC you’ll find the complete Order of Toasts and Speeches.

You’ll also find out how to make this a fun event filled with laughter rather than a boring time with long-winded, drawn out speeches that leave the guests restless and waiting to have fun.

Wedding MC Responsibilities

Many MCs don’t realize the amount of planning that’s required to celebrate the bride and groom’s special day.

In addition to the planning the bride-to-be and the mother-of-the-bride do for the reception there are specific steps and duties the Master of Ceremonies must perform to ensure the reception suits the bride and groom’s personalities and style.

An MC’s Responsibilities will also include:

1. Checking the reception venue
2. Coordinating events with key vendors
3. Introducing the bridal party and the newlyweds during the Grand Entrance
4. Making announcements throughout the reception
5. Arranging games and entertainment
6. Creating a fun time for everyone
7. Making sure the reception flows smoothly

It’s easy to say what needs to be done. It’s much harder to know HOW to do those things.

Planning a fun reception takes time and a huge amount of attention to detail.

The reception is where the bride and groom celebrate one of the happiest days of their lives with people who are close to them.

How To Be A FUN Wedding MC is for the Emcee who doesn’t know where to start or what to do to plan a reception and make it a fun time for the newlyweds and the guests.

This comprehensive guide will take the master of ceremonies step-by-step through the reception planning process – from the MC’s perspective.

It’s also a wonderful reception planning tool for the bride-to-be and the mother-of-the-bride as they finalize their arrangements for the reception.

After all, the bride and groom and their families have invested many thousands of dollars (or pounds) and many months planning a celebration of this big event. And understandably, they don’t want anything to spoil the reception – especially an MC who is unprepared or who doesn’t know what to do.

How To Be A FUN Wedding MC includes detailed checklists, preparation forms, games, entertainment ideas, MC scripts for key events, as well as duties and responsibilities.

As Master of Ceremonies you’ll find it much easier to prepare the reception agenda if you follow a reception timeline so you know what to organize and when to begin doing so.

> You have to know how to prepare a reception agenda. Whether it’s a small reception of a few hours or a large one that carries on late into the night or early morning, you have to know what events to include and the order of events.

> You have to know what games and entertainment to include during the reception. The guests want to have fun and the best way to do that is with games and entertainment that involve them and make them laugh.

> You have to know what Scripts to prepare and when to introduce them during the reception. Some of your remarks will be “on the fly.” But, in general, you will have your scripts prepared beforehand so you know what you’ll be saying before key events – such as the welcome, the blessing, the speeches and toasts, the dancing, the bouquet toss, the garter toss, and the final farewell.

MC Tips – Practical Advice About Your Duties

Here are several important tips to help you as you prepare for the reception:

1. Keep your notes in a binder or on your laptop computer.

Organize your notes in the order of the reception agenda. And if you use a laptop computer, it’s a good idea to print out a hard copy in case the computer crashes or the battery dies at a crucial moment.

2. Avoid using cue cards.

Some people recommend cue cards. But the agenda can be extensive – especially if it’s a large reception. Cue cards could very quickly become cumbersome and unmanageable.

Instead, print out each section of the reception agenda with an appropriate timeline and keep your notes in a binder.

3. Keep your alcohol consumption to the bare minimum.

I realize you probably want to calm your nerves with a drink or two. A tipsy MC, on the other hand, who makes inappropriate remarks and tries to be funny can ruin a perfectly happy reception.

4. Know how to use the microphone.

Practice using the microphone beforehand so you’re familiar with it. If you have a cordless microphone, all the better – it will give you more freedom to move around the room, if required.

5. Sit at or near the head table.

If you’re a member of the bridal party you’ll sit at the head table with other members.

If you’re not part of the bridal party, be sure to sit in close proximity to the head table where you can confer with the newlyweds as well as having access to the podium and microphone.

6. Help the speakers with their wedding speeches.

Remind the speakers that the content of their speech should be appropriate. Tell them how long the speech should be – which should be no longer than a few minutes. And give them an idea of when they will be giving their speech during the reception.

If possible, also show them how to use the microphone before the reception gets underway.

7. Practice your introductions and speeches before the reception.

Practice not only makes you look polished and spontaneous, it will give you confidence and help settle your nerves – especially if you’re not used to public speaking or speaking before a large audience.

8. Discuss contingency plans with the bride and groom.

Weather, power outages, delays, emergencies. They can all happen at any large event.

Have a plan “B” in place in case things don’t work out as originally planned.

Keep in mind that sometimes things won’t go according to plan.

Don’t let that upset you. Simply carry on and follow your agenda.

There might be delays. For example, the newlyweds might arrive late at the reception for their Grand Entrance because the photographer took longer than expected.

Or they might get delayed in traffic.

Some of the speakers might not show up and you’re advised at the last minute as you’re getting ready to announce the speakers.

Or someone might forget to bring something that you needed for games or entertainment.

That’s why you not only need a plan “B” but you also need to have built-in flexibility with your agenda and timeline.

Otherwise you’ll find you’ll have lulls in the program and guests will get bored or restless.

As you can see, an MC’s Duties are much more than making announcements.

You’re not only an advisor but also a director – since the reception will be your “stage.”

Many MC’s lose sight of the fact that their goal is to make the reception a celebration.

In fact, one of the most important parts of the MC’s Duties and Responsibilities is to create a FUN and celebratory atmosphere at the reception so everyone has an amazing time.

And one of the best ways to create a fun atmosphere is to have a mixture of games, humor, and even romantic and touching moments that the bride and groom will fondly remember for years to come.

You’ve been chosen as MC to oversee the reception because the bride and groom trust you. In return, you want to honor them and pay tribute to them on their special day.

As the MC there’s a lot riding on your shoulders. But when you’re properly prepared you’ll be able to relax, enjoy yourself, and have fun as you celebrate the newlywed’s big day.

Take a moment right now to check out How To Be A FUN Wedding MC –  it shows the novice MC how to MC a wedding reception from start to finish.

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In the following video, I cover 4 key duties and responsibilities of the MC:

1. Arrive at reception venue early

2. Meet the key people involved in the reception

3. Prepare for the Grand Entrance

4. Keep key people informed

Of course, this is just a small sampling of what you’re responsible for as MC.

You’ll find these duties and responsibilities – and many more – covered in How To Be A FUN Wedding MC

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How To MC A Wedding

Many novice Wedding MC’s ask how to MC a wedding.

And it’s a great question because there’s a lot of planning that goes into knowing how to MC a wedding reception.

It also shows that you, as the Wedding Master of Ceremonies, want to do a professional job and make it a fun and memorable time for the bride and groom.

Here are some pointers to get you started:

1. Start Planning The Reception And The Events Early

Because the wedding reception is such an involved event, you’ll need time to prepare not only the wedding reception agenda but also the introductions, wedding games and entertainment, and checking out the venue to make sure everything is ready on the wedding day.

Each of these areas will take time to plan properly.

If you leave things to the last moment you risk missing important parts of the reception and overlooking special moments to make the wedding a lasting memory for the newlyweds.

2. Meet With The Bride and Groom and Planners To Find Out What Is Expected Of You As The Wedding Emcee

The bride and groom have given you a huge amount of responsibility. But chances are they don’t know what’s involved with your duties. They’re leaving that up to you as Master of Ceremonies.

That’s why it’s important that you find out what’s expected of you and what the bride’s vision of the reception is.

After all, she’ll have spent most of her time choosing a theme and table settings and centerpieces as well as the menu for the meal.

But she may not have put much thought into making the reception a celebration of her big day because she’s handing that responsibility over to you.

You’ll need to know what’s going on – and only the bride and groom and planners will be able to answer specific questions you have so you can be brought up to speed.

> You’ll need to know who will be in the bridal or wedding party.

> You’ll need background information on the bride and groom if you don’t know them very well as well as the members of the bridal or wedding party.

> You’ll need background on guests who will be giving speeches and toasts and information on dignitaries, if dignitaries are attending the reception.

In How To Be A FUN Wedding MC I have a detailed list of questions you can ask so you know what’s going to happen at the reception.

> When you consult with the bride and groom and wedding planners you’ll also need to know what wedding games and entertainment are planned so you can include those events in your agenda or run sheet.

> You’ll also have to meet with key people involved in the wedding planning including the planners, the event manager at the venue, members of the bridal or wedding party, and the caterer when you’re at the venue.

> You’ll need to know the layout of the venue and the layout of the head table.

> You’ll need to know the order of the bridal party for introductions.

Chances are, especially if you’ve never been a Wedding MC before, you’ll find that your Wedding MC Duties and Responsibilities will be overwhelming because you won’t know what to do or where to start.

As with anything that you’re unfamiliar with, you’re going to have many questions as you get involved in your duties.

Fortunately, there’s a terrific guide – How To Be A FUN Wedding MC – which shows you how to MC a wedding reception from start to finish and it will save you restless nights and a huge amount of time and stress.

You’ll want to make sure you have all of the bases covered before you enter the reception hall on the wedding day.

In fact, How To Be A FUN Wedding MC has extensive checklists to make sure you’ve covered just about everything.

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In the following video you’ll discover several tips to help you in your duties:

Tip #1

Focus the attention on the bride and groom – not yourself.

As Wedding MC you’re an organizer and facilitator. You conduct the events of the reception but the spotlight is on the newlyweds.

This is the bride and groom’s special day. Remember, the wedding guests came to see them, not the Wedding Emcee.

Tip #2

Make sure you pronounce people’s names correctly.

This is one area where preparation can pay off because there’s nothing more embarrassing than mispronouncing someone’s name – especially if it’s the groom’s last name! So be sure to check to ensure your pronunciation is correct and make appropriate notes on your agenda or in your notebook.

Tip #3

Arrive at the wedding reception venue early. There’s nothing worse than people wondering where the Master of Ceremonies is – especially if things are about to get underway. When you’re late things get disorganized and it leaves a poor impression. If the venue is a long way away, make sure you leave plenty of time to get there and anticipate traffic delays.

One of the signs of a true professional is being on time and ensuring everything is in order before the wedding party and guests arrive.

Tip #4

Create a party atmosphere at the reception. The wedding is a celebration so it’s your responsibility to keep the tempo upbeat and fun.

Your duty as a Wedding Emcee is to successfully transition the wedding guests from the religious ceremony to a celebration of the marriage.

Tip #5

Don’t embarrass the bride, groom, or wedding guests. If the groom or bride doesn’t want to “say a few words” for example, don’t pursue the matter. Be gracious and understanding – especially when it comes to public speaking – because many people are terrified of public speaking.

This tips also includes using humor or jokes.

Use good judgement in what you say to get a laugh. If in doubt…leave it out.

Bonus Tip #6

Follow the bride and groom’s directions. This is where sitting down with the bride and groom beforehand and planning the reception will help you avoid embarrassing mistakes. If the newlyweds ask for something in particular, make sure you include it in the agenda so it’s not forgotten.

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MC A Wedding Reception

When you MC A Wedding reception there will be certain expectations by the bride and groom and the wedding planners.

You’re expected to know what to do and what to say throughout the reception.

You’re expected to make the reception a fun time.

You’re expected to oversee – and introduce – all of the events at the reception.

You’re expected to look after the bride and groom so they can enjoy themselves and have a fun time with their closest friends and relatives without having to worry about the reception.

Of course, you know that this list is an oversimplification of the what a Wedding MC must do.

And while it seems like a small list of things to do, in reality there’s a huge amount of preparation that must take place – and more things to do – before the wedding reception begins.

Here are 4 tips to help you prepare when you MC A Wedding reception.

MC A Wedding – Tip #1 – Prepare Your Wedding MC Scripts

When you’re in front of 100…200…300…or more wedding guests you don’t want to be tongue-tied.

By creating your Wedding MC Scripts and rehearsing them so you know what you’re going to say you’ll feel much more confident in front of a large audience until your nervousness disappears.

Your main Wedding MC Script will be the Wedding MC Opening Speech where you welcome the wedding guests to the reception.

You’ll have other Wedding MC Scripts for key events throughout the reception.

Again, make sure you rehearse your Wedding MC Scripts so they sound “natural.”

MC A Wedding – Tip #2 – Follow Your Wedding Reception Timeline

There are two Wedding Reception Timelines that you follow as Wedding MC.

The first Wedding Reception Timeline is the one you work with as you prepare the wedding reception agenda. These are the things you have to do to create a fun wedding reception.

The second Wedding Reception Timeline is included with your wedding agenda or run sheet. This lists the key events of the reception, how long they should take, and when they start and finish.

MC A Wedding – Tip #3 – Prepare A Contingency Plan

Preparing a contingency plan – in consultation with the wedding planners – is just as important as preparing the wedding agenda.

After all, things do – and can – go wrong.

Last minute changes are part of the reception, too.

A change in the weather.

A delay in the arrival of the bride and groom.

Someone falls ill during the reception.

A wedding speaker can’t make the reception and has to cancel his wedding speech.

They’re all things you have to anticipate and have a Plan “B” for if you want to make sure the reception proceeds smoothly and isn’t ruined.

MC A Wedding – Tip #4 – Choose Fun Wedding Games

The reception is all about having fun since it’s a party and a celebration of the newlywed’s big day.

Your role as Wedding MC is to choose fun wedding games that keep the guests entertained as the reception progresses.

How To MC A Wedding
And Create A FUN And
Memorable Reception

It’s probably not too farfetched to assume that you’re a novice or first-time Wedding MC.

And chances are you’ve never been the wedding master of ceremonies at a reception before.

If that’s the case then there are a lot of things you won’t know about.

You probably won’t know where to begin.

You’ll quickly realize that you don’t know how to create a fun wedding reception.

You don’t know how to prepare and plan the reception.

You don’t know what questions to ask the wedding planners.

You don’t know how to create amusing introductions for the wedding party or the bride and groom’s Grand Entrance or for those giving wedding toasts and speeches.

You don’t know what advice and suggestions to give the bride and groom.

You don’t know how to make the reception a memorable and fun time for the newlyweds and the guests.

You don’t know what wedding games will be appropriate for the reception so you can keep the guests entertained and having a fun time.

You don’t know how to prepare the wedding agenda which outlines the order of events as well as the order of wedding speeches and toasts.

You don’t know what your Wedding MC Duties and Responsibilities are.

And you’re probably feeling a little anxious about the role you’ll be playing at the reception even though it’s a huge honor to MC A Wedding reception.

There’s no doubt that to MC A Wedding is a big responsibility and you might even feel overwhelmed at what you have to do to prepare for the reception.

That’s perfectly understandable and shows that you want to do the best job you can for the bride and groom on their happy day.

Fortunately you don’t have to feel overwhelmed or anxious when you have the proper guide at your side.

That’s why How To Be A FUN Wedding MC was created – to take you virtually step-by-step through the reception planning process and show you how to create a fun wedding reception and how to MC A Wedding reception.

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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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Every Wedding MC should be well prepared for the reception with his or her notes, scripts, and fun ideas to make the reception a fun time.

Here are 5 Wedding MC Tips for the emcee at the reception.

This is just a sampling of the tips and advice available in How To Be A FUN Wedding MC.

Wedding MC Tip #1 – Start Your Reception Planning Early

Sit down with the wedding planners and plan the wedding reception agenda.

Wedding MC Tip #2 – Rehearse Your MC Scripts

Create your wedding mc scripts and then rehearse them – out loud – so you feel confident in your role as Wedding MC.

Wedding MC Tip #3 – Make The Bride and Groom The Center of Attention

It’s the bride and groom’s special day. Make sure they’re the center of attention.

Wedding MC Tip #4 – Entertain the Wedding Guests

Use Reception Games, Group Activities, and Wedding MC Jokes to keep the wedding guests entertained.

Wedding MC Tip #5 – Know How To Pronounce People’s Names

Pronounce people’s names correctly when making introductions.

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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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Wedding MC – The Key Person For A FUN Wedding Reception

The Wedding MC has many duties and responsibilities throughout the wedding reception.

And if you’ve performed your Wedding MC Duties well, the wedding reception will be a success.

What often happens, though, is that very often the Wedding MC doesn’t know what to say or what to do.

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And that’s entirely understandable – many wedding receptions are big events with a number of things that need attention.

If you’re a novice Wedding MC then chances are things will be missed simply because you didn’t know what to do.

And because things are missed, the wedding guests can get bored or events just won’t work out as planned.

And there will be no added touches that make the reception a very special event for the newlyweds.

On top of that, as Wedding MC you probably don’t know how to make the wedding reception a FUN celebration.

When the bride and groom spend thousands of dollars on the wedding reception, they want it to be a memorable event (even if they’re not entirely sure how to do that).

As Wedding Emcee you’ll need…

Wedding MC checklists and a sample wedding agenda or run sheet.

Plus, you’ll need word-for-word scripts on what to say.

You’ll also need a timeline that shows you what to do and when you should do it so you’re organized and ready for the reception.

You’ll need wedding reception games and wedding reception activities.

Most importantly, you’ll need IDEAS on how to make the wedding reception a celebration.

In fact, you’ll need to know the secrets to kicking things up a notch to get the wedding guests in the mood for a fun time.

A wedding reception is an event that takes considerable planning and time to prepare.

And that’s where you can rise to the occasion and show off your talent as a Wedding MC even if you’ve never been one before.

As the Wedding Emcee you owe it to the bride and groom to make sure you’re properly prepared for one of the most important days of their lives.

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