Many times, brides and grooms ask why it’s important to have an experienced emcee for their wedding, and why they can’t just have their hilarious outgoing friend Jimmy act as the MC. Here’s some reasons why every great wedding band needs to have a designated professional MC for each wedding.
Let’s talk about what the role of the MC is. His or her role is to make all the announcements and introductions for the wedding. MC stands for Master of Ceremonies. He or she is the person who is the quarterback for the wedding. Any major activity that happens during your wedding needs to be recognized by the MC. This includes the following:
1) Inviting guests from cocktails into the ballroom for dinner.
2) Asking the guests to be seated
3) Lining up and introducing the entire bridal party or the bride and groom
4) Announcing cake cutting
5) First Dance
8) Blessing over the meal
9) Inviting the guests up to dance for dancing between courses
11) Any additional announcements
The professional MC should also be able to work with all your wedding vendors to make sure they are in the right place prior to making any announcements. A professional wedding band will have an MC like this that is able to work with each of your vendors. As a result, you will get the best photographs, the best food service, and the best wedding videos – since they will be in the right place at the right time.
Average bands will have one of their musicians act as the MC. This can be problematic if there is situation or a question that arises during the reception while the guests are dancing. The musicians will not be available to speak with you, your photographer or caterer since they will be busy playing with the band.
David Rothstein Music provides you with an exclusive MC that is available to work with all your vendors at all times throughout the night. This is a huge advantage to the flow of your wedding. By having an experienced professional MC in charge, you will get much better results from all your wedding vendors.
A great wedding band will also provide you with an MC that uses a wireless mic, as well as having additional wireless mics for anyone giving toasts anywhere in the room. Having a professional MC puts a face on the band that is accessible, knowledgeable, and is able to adapt to the specific needs of that wedding.
The MC should also have a schedule he or she has gone through with the bride and groom as well as with the venue. It should be distributed to all the other vendors involved in the evening, such as the photographer, videographer, venue and caterer.
Having this completed and given to your vendors will result in them being in the right place at the right time. The bride and groom will be completely relaxed because they don’t have to worry about the logistics of the wedding. All your guests will also enjoy your wedding more because they will understand what’s the upcoming activity.
It’s much like school where the students need to have the clarity as when they have math class or history, and most importantly, when they have recess. The more organized your wedding is, the more fun you and your guests will have.
The best wedding band should provide you with an MC that is experienced with having done hundreds of weddings of various sizes and styles as well as a caring attitude and willingness to do whatever it takes to make your wedding perfect for you and your guests.