A soon to be married couple needs an MC just as badly as they need a venue. It’s not one of those things that should be put under miscellaneous items. The last thing anyone needs is an event that has them looking constantly at their watches, wondering what would be the best time to make a subtle exit. Even worse is a guest that can no longer mask their boredom.
As an accomplished and certified MC, Penda Ireri can confirm that this important component will not only ensure that the wedding runs smoothly but will also add that air of flavor that sets a social event from an official one. It’s always a good idea to let a professional MC your wedding. However, if a couple cannot hire an MC for the occasion, they can settle for the next best option.
Here are some tips that make for a memorable MC.
Plan it out
The last thing any couple needs is an MC that gets tongue-tied when in front of the mic. It’s very easy to assume that it won’t be much of a task to cater to a crowd of family and friends but once the eyes are on you, words can fleet from your head so easily. Practice in front of the mirror. Ask the couple numerous questions to be fully prepared. There is no shame in having a list to refer to on the grand day.
Ease into it
The beginning is always the hard part. Expect to have the customary butterflies-in- the stomach feeling. After all, there are numerous pairs of eyes on you waiting for you to make their day. Have an opening line to break the ice. However remember that you aren’t a comedian. If you must crack a joke, practice it in front of a friend. Otherwise, keep it simple.
Be on your toes
As an MC, your role is to ensure that everything flows smoothly and within the stipulated time. Be on top of what is happening around you at all times. The guests need to be kept up to date. Ensure you know all the activities planned out for the day as well as the titles of anyone that has an integral or small role.