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The role of the MC

posted Feb 11, 2013, 9:28 PM by Paul Clairs   [ updated Feb 11, 2013, 9:28 PM ]
I often get asked about the role of the MC at a wedding. I MC most weddings I play at simply because it allows your guests to relax and enjoy the night without the stress of getting up in front of everyone to make announcements.

A good MC is organized and professional in the way they run the formalities of the evening. Your MC does not have to be a comedian - in fact there is nothing more awkward than a complete stranger trying to make everyone laugh with pointless jokes.

I like to work with the function manager to make sure everything happens when it should. If I can get the speeches started right on time then the Chef can serve his meals on time and it all flows on from there.

I also like my couples to relax and enjoy themselves knowing that I will come and see them when the time is right for a formality - they don't spend their night thinking "When are the speeches"?...let me worry about that.

If however you have your heart set on a favorite Uncle being your MC I am always there to assist and make their job easier. Sometimes it is a welcome relief for an inexperienced MC to know there is someone there to help with simple suggestions such as pre warning your guests that speeches are about to start - this gives them time to grab a drink, visit the restroom and get back to their seat - little things but they make a big difference.

Paul Clairs
Wedding Music Queensland