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The Role Of The Wedding MC – Part 3

The Dance

The MC usually announces the start of the music and dancing, the band or disk jockey, and later, the grand march processional, the couple’s first dance, any special dances (such as the bride dancing with her father), and finally invites the remainder of people attending the reception to join in too – but make sure all your wedding MC jokes are appropriate for all people attending the wedding.

Throwing the bouquet is another event that the Master of Ceremonies will be expected to announce.

After the band or DJ have been introduced a band member or the DJ often take the role of MC to announce other events.

Other Duties

Depending on the bride and groom’s itinerary for the evening, an MC may also announce the opening of the gifts (if they will be opened that evening) and/or announce the departure of the bride and groom as they leave at the end of the evening or depart for their honeymoon. He may also thank all the people who helped make the wedding extra special for the couple—the caterer, the photographer, the band, etc.-and remember to wish the guests a safe trip home and thank them for attending.

Not every couple opts to have a special MC for their wedding. Sometimes the best man acts as an informal Master of Ceremonies for most announcements and the toasts with the band leader or disk jockey handling the announcements as the dance begins. At some very informal weddings, the father buy cialis online of the bride or groom, or even the groom himself may take on many aspects of this role.

Anyone who is honored enough to be asked to act as Wedding MC, for whatever reason, should take the role seriously.

Remember, whether you are introducing the couple, announcing the toasts, or coordinating the special dances and bouquet and garter toss, the focus should always be on the bride and groom and making their day special.

Also see The Role of the Wedding MC – Part 1 and The Role of the Wedding MC – Part 2


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