At DJ PeterD we get lots of people asking if we MC or if it ok for a relative to MC their wedding.
So based on these and other questions we thought we would just try to get rid of the smoke and mirrors and explain in a little simple detail the differences.
The letters MC can mean so much.
To some people it means this is the person make the announcements and to some it is the person that wraps over the music played.
In general you will find when using a relative, friend or staff from some venues you will just get someone who will just make announcements and introduce people for speeches.
These people are not trained in most cases and yes they may be funny to some but sadly lack the experience on how to run and control your guests.
Announcers are exactly that, they announce what and when and who but they do it in a basic announcement way.
Now our favourite is the Master of Ceremonies, this person should be a Master and this person will be the person that will Master everything to do with your Reception.
A true master of ceremonies will have had some form of training (some training is just done on the job over many years).
If your Master of Ceremonies has undertaken training of some nature from an outside source it shows they are open to improve their skills and to learn new ideas and methods.
When we act as a Master of Ceremonies we firstly get to know you and if possible some of the bridal party or even parents prior to the day, (this makes everything more personal and real)
On the day we help coordinate everything that happens on the day by working closely with the venue and we take responsibility for assisting in time management.
When we sit down with you and also get the run sheet from the venue we will work to the times and we will be the ones to let you know to get a move on to keep on those times.
Also by getting to know you when we address people on the microphone we make it sound more personal and in many cases you will be asked is the DJ/MC a friend or relative?
So when you are looking for a DJ/ MC please consider our Master of Ceremonies service as it can and will make all the difference.