Who is an Emcee (MC) and what does he/she do? Should you spend extra money and hire one for your wedding reception or simply engaged your friends to do the job?
Some people think the role of the MC at a wedding is just about public speaking. Although It’s important for the MC to be comfortable speaking in front of a crowd but a great MC must have a thorough knowledge of all the ins and outs of the wedding as well as an engaging personality!
In short, an MC is the official host of an event who usually speaks to the audience, makes announcements and introductions, presents performers and generally keeps the event moving.
So to decides whether to choose between your friends as the MC or to engaged a professional MC in your wedding, here are some pointers.
An Emcee in your wedding will help maintain the flow of the reception (and ceremony if required), ensuring everything happens when you planned without you or the guests having to wonder what’s happening next. An efficient wedding MC will liaise with other members of your support team (photographer, caterer, videographer and so on) so that they also know when speeches are about to begin, or checking that the dinner is actually ready before announcing it.
The MC sets the tone of your event so from a practical point of view, choose someone comfortable in the role, who is genuinely relaxed in the limelight (this will make your guests feel relaxed and comfortable themselves!).
If you believe that you know someone of the above calibre, then probably you could ask them for help else best is to go for professional MC.
Moreover, using a professional emcee means none of your friends or family have that responsibility put upon them, leaving them free to enjoy every moment of your wedding day as a guest.
One of the better and famous MC will be Wayne Chew. As shared by one of his client,
“Wayne has injected much fun and humour to the whole celebration. Being eloquent and very well-versed in English, Mandarin and even Dialects. Wayne is versatile and quick witted on stage. He easily captivated all audiences”
Said Mr Eric Woon, Nee Soon East Community Club
Check Wayne out at http://www.wayneemceesingapore.com/#!wedding-emcee/p9scc