Once you’ve booked a date for your wedding, you’ll need to choose an MC or master of ceremonies. While you’ll both remain the most important people of the day, they’ll also play a vital role in keeping the day running smoothly. Some of their jobs include organising guests for photos and helping guests find their allocated seats, plus managing the speeches!
This means when you choose an MC, you must pick one which is up to the job. We’ve put together a collection of tips to help you do just that!
Top 5 Tips on How to Choose an MC for Your Wedding
To pick the best master of ceremonies for your wedding day, you first must understand what their role will be. Take a read of our article, How to Be an Amazing Wedding MC: Beginners Guide to MC Duties to learn more. As you have seen or know already, it is a varied job and not suitable for everyone. But choosing the right one ensures your day will run beautifully! Here are our top five tips on how to choose an MC.
- Look for Confidence – you need a person who is confident speaking to large crowds using a microphone. The trick is to choose an MC who has a strong presence but will not outshine the bride and groom.
- Someone You Both Like & Respect – you’re both trusting this person with parts of your wedding day, so you need to like them as a person. As a go-between with suppliers, guests and even staff, they need to be able to follow your directions to the letter. Trusting that they will do this is key for you to have a relaxing and stress-free day.
- Humorous – a great sense of humour is important in a master of ceremonies. They need to be able to make guests feel comfortable, break the ice and are someone people enjoy listening to. Be sure to let them know your boundaries when it comes to making jokes though, especially crude ones!
- Organised – if they can make a list and stick to it, there’s a good chance they’ll be fine. An organised MC will keep your wedding day on track, ensuring things happen just the way you wanted.
- Great Communicator – being able to chat with you both and understand what you both want is vital in an MC. On the day (or even before), they’ll talk with the photographer, guests and the caterer. They’ll need to make quick decisions, follow directions and give instructions too.
Don’t forget to look through our other articles about master of ceremony duties to help you with choosing the right MC too. The articles Wedding Speeches: How Many & Who Should Speak? and Wedding Day Timeline Tips are good ones to start with.