Duties Of A Good Wedding MC/ Compere

Duties Of A Good Wedding MC/ Compere

A master of ceremony (MC), or compère, is the official host of a staged event or similar performance. An MC usually presents performers, speaks to the audience, and generally keeps the event moving.
An MC may also tell jokes or anecdotes. The MC sometimes also acts as the protocol officer during an official state function…” Now for the wedding ceremony, he combines a lot of the aforementioned.

The MC’s duties include, (but are not limited to-) the introduction of guests, announcing the arrival of the couple, introducing the couple’s dance, propagating the cutting of the wedding cake, cheering the tossing of the bouquet as well as seeing to the departure of guests. For a fact, an MC would either make or mar a wedding reception.
In all, a good wedding mc should have the following features:

kenny & emma wedding

1. A good appearance:
A good wedding MC must have a good dress-sense .I’ve learnt that to an extent, he commands a level of respect based on his appearance which starts from how good he looks.

2. Eloquence:
Fluency in whatever medium of expression or language is very important to function properly as the MC of an event.

3. Crowd Control Ability:
The ability to understand and interpret the reactions of the audience at hand is also very important. The MC should be able to put things in order in times of rowdiness, without sounding harsh or strained.

4. Spontaneity:
What do you do when things don’t go as planned? This happens frequently. A good wedding MC should know how to respond to unplanned arising situation by thinking and responding spontaneously without appearing to.

5. Being witty:
Being clever, smart and fun makes relating with people enjoyable for both parties. You must put in mind you are interacting with people of different personalities, backgrounds, status and sometimes cultures. Try to be knowledgeable and utilize it in the wittiest ways. And have fun doing what you do!

shola & tomi wedding (4)2

Guest Post: Michael Okunloro a.k.a Xclusivemic is a comedian, compere and CEO of Xclusivemic based in Surulere.

[pics credit: MC 1 and 2:  Michael Okunloro via Jide Odukoya photography]


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  1. Great post. Show’s you”ve got experience and you know what you do. Keep it up.

  2. Nice one..kip doing what u knw how to do best bro! All d best

  3. Great post!

  4. I’m proud of u michael…kp it up

  5. ifeoluwa olatunbosun : April 15, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Thumbs up

  6. caxton martins : January 31, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Nice one bro

  7. Interesting post, keep up the good work!

  8. nice one, indeed we young one should learn

  9. nice one

  10. I love it….so didactic !

  11. I love this,its gives knowledge to all

  12. I’m preparing to MC a wedding reception tomorrow and your site was a very good resource for me. Thanks a lot for this succinct write-up.

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