One question I get asked a lot is “do I need a wedding MC?”. The answer is, of course, it depends.
Here are 3 reasons why I believe it is important to have a wedding MC, either a professional or a friend.
- The role of the wedding MC is to welcome your guests, explain how the evening will work and cover any yes boring but important housekeeping rules.
- The wedding MC will also introduce your speeches. Technically the speaker could just come up and start their speech but having a brief introduction often makes the whole process smoother considering your speakers are already nervous.
- The wedding MC will also be your time keeper. Now you might think you won’t need that because you planned your evening well. I agree, you probably have, but the last thing you want on your wedding day is to worry about “what is next”. You plan your evening, hand the schedule to your wedding MC who will then liaise with the respective people to coordinate and make sure all goes according to plan. You will be able to just sit back, relax and enjoy your special day with family and friends 🙂
If you book any professional wedding band or wedding DJ their services should also include MC service for free. Some decide to charge extra for it but our view is that this is part of being a wedding performer and shouldn’t incur any additional costs.