“My friend is really good at talking”
“So he can be our MC, he can just introduce some speakers and make us cut the cake, right?”
– Ummmm, not.
Being an MC at a wedding reception involves so much more than that.
MC needs to be constantly talking with the venue manager, staff, bridal party, guests, photographers, videographers, DJ and of course with the bride and groom to make sure everyone knows what’s going on, keep things to the schedule, be flexible and know what to do if there is (and usually is) delays and unexpected events.
Your friends should be having fun, eating, drinking, enjoying rather than running around trying to organise all night. And if they are not sure about things, who do they ask? It’s you who end up doing some of the organising.
Forget that, let your friends enjoy the party and have a professional MC instead.
I have been to more wedding receptions than any of your guests and I know exactly how a wedding reception runs and how to stay on schedule.
I know how to make people smile and dance (and I will have a bit of dance too)
For a Japanese-English bilingual MCing, I can translate some of the speeches beforehand or on the day and interpret for guests as well. I am NAATI accredited translator.
I am familiar with both Australian(Western) and Japanese wedding reception traditions. I am happy to help you plan the reception that includes both cultures.
Sounds like a better idea?
Please contact me so that we can start talking and I can give you some ideas and advise to help you plan the fun and memorable reception!
Photo courtesy of Magnus Agren Photography