Hosting a wedding is a complex combination
of meeting the needs and requirements of several distinct groups of
people. These groups are the guests, the caterers, the entertainment,
the videographer or photographer and of course the bridal party and
bride and groom. The needs I mentioned are the visions or expectations
of each of the groups.
Wedding Guest Expectations
Your wedding guests are looking to be part of an exciting and
unique celebration, also wanting to be part of an event that moves
at a comfortable pace. If there are children among the guests,
this could be even more challenging.
Caterers & Reception Staff Expectations
Your caterers want an event that is more precision based, where
meals and events take place at specific moments. This is particularly
important if you are planning a sit-down style of wedding reception.
Entertainment, Videographers & Photographers
Your band, DJ or selected entertainment will be happy to run
to the schedule provided by either a venue or your MC. They are
often accommodating of changes at wedding receptions, and often
appreciate the guidance of a wedding mc.
Bridal Party Expectations
Your bridal party have similar expectations to your general wedding
guests, and will often enjoy the spotlight and inclusion in the
celebrations. Whilst they are an important feature of the wedding
reception, a skilled host will be able to highlight their importance
as a support network for the bride and groom.
Bride & Groom Expectations
A professional wedding MC will always meet with the bride and
groom prior to the day of the wedding, to build and design the
perfect wedding event. As a result, the bride and groom will be
able to relax at their wedding reception, leaving the complexities
in the hands of a capable wedding MC.
A professional wedding MC must also be ready to modify plans
and schedules during the reception, in order to accommodate the
requirements of the bride and groom.
Wedding Tradition Expectations
Since the middle ages, western weddings have adhered (at least
in part) to the age-old traditions of middle England and mediaeval
Europe. Thus, a professional wedding MC must understand the varying
reception traditions, their history and their current application.
Whilst many wedding traditions are still enacted today, many
have changed considerably from their original form, mainly due
to changes in practicality, modern philosophy and secular persuasion.
The Art of Being a Wedding MC
The expertise in bringing together the needs and expectations
of these groups in a seamless and professional manner, is the
basis and art of wedding hosting.
Whilst many wedding couples may select a close friend or member
of the family to act as a wedding host, nothing can replace or
supplement the hiring of a professional wedding master of ceremonies.
For any wedding couple who is 'sitting on the fence' with this
important decision, don't leave it to chance. Hire
a professional Wedding MC today.