emcee for a wedding reception

Philippines
April 25, 2011 9:05am CST
hello mylotters, this thursday one of our brother and sister in the Lord are soon to be married and their wedding ceremony would be this coming thursday and they got me as their emcee for their wedding reception. I don't know what to say and what to do. i don't have any experience as an emcee. can you please help me like, can i borrow some script or any idea that could help me. thanks
8 responses
@paries (29)
• Philippines
26 Apr 11
hi leon, just yesterday, i was the emcee on my friend's wedding reception. Well, it was my first time to host a reception but i've been invited to be an emcee on different events also, but still, wedding is a different event and requires you to have more punchlines and "adlib" to make it more enjoyable and wont let the crowd get bored. the secret there is that of course you should know well enough the couple to create and throw some lines that you know they will appreciate. Act naturally.
• Philippines
26 Apr 11
great. thank you. i will today the couple to ask their love, how did it began. and ask about their background. actually i did not meet yet the lady only the man and it's my first time to meet him. i would like to ask is their an emcee during the wedding ceremony? or the emcee is only during wedding reception? thanks. your response would be highly appreciated.
• Philippines
26 Apr 11
i mean i will visit the couple today
@paries (29)
• Philippines
26 Apr 11
well, i was the one assigned during the reception only. but during the wedding ceremony, there is another emcee for that..well, i guess its up to the couple if you will be the one to take that part also. but in my case, i was only assigned during the reception.. that would be great if you will have a little chit chat on them, because you will have an idea on what to say for every part..add some funny punchlines and some teasing jokes, and i would suggest that you spice up the reception by adding some surprises not listed in the program like inviting an audience to speak some words of advice to the couple.. and if you hear the audience clanking their glasses, its a sign that they want the couple to kiss..!
@kquiming (2999)
• Philippines
25 Apr 11
if you're not confident enough to do the job, i think it would be best to tell them honestly how you feel about it...and let them find someone to do it for them. being an emcee should be something natural...i'm not trying to crush your confidence here, but it's really up to you whether you want to do it or not... if yes, just make sure you CAN do it. don't rely too much on scripts. use them as guidelines but most of the time, what you say should really come from your head and your heart.
• Philippines
25 Apr 11
thanks for your response. i really appreciate it. i already said yes to the pastor to be their emcee. the other sunday the pastor asked me to be their emcee and i didn;t answer him since i am undecided. just this last sunday he asked me again and i told him that i cannot because i don't an experience but he said its okay "you can make it". i asked myself if emcee is only during the wedding reception and not during the wedding ceremony. or is their an emcee during the wedding ceremony?
@kquiming (2999)
• Philippines
25 Apr 11
well since he is confident in your ability to do it, there must be a good reason why he picked you... he really thinks you can do it. you have to clarify everything, ask him questions, just to make sure you have the right expectations and avoid mistakes....
• Philippines
25 Apr 11
yeah thanks. i will see him tomorrow to get thing clear and to get some background information of the groom and bride and their parents and sponsors and to get the wedding program and i will have just one day to prepare which is very short for that very special occassion. i pray that everything would be great.
@katrinapaz (2438)
• Philippines
26 Apr 11
hi there leon. best wishes to your friends who are getting married. As what I have seen in weddings, the emcee asks the father of th bride and the mother of the groom to speak and let the people know of their wishes for the new couple. And then the emcee will facilitate a game trivia for the people to participate. the game is usually facts about the groom or bride, like what was the date that they became a couple or their favorite hobby etc.
• Philippines
30 Apr 11
thank you. i did it. and the wedding was successful. now i have already an experience. to be an emcee is awesome, i really like it.
@aprilsong (1886)
• China
26 Apr 11
Hi,first, congratulations for them. Well, if you was asked to do that, then they must believe you can do it well. And i think you should be a person who are good at talking or expressing, or else, they won't ask you do that. The only thing you lack of is experience. You can recall what other emcees do and say on that ceremonies. And of course you can search useful things on the websites. I think first, you should know well about how the bride and groom met and fell in love. Knowing enough about their things and backgrounds, you will know what to say.
• Philippines
30 Apr 11
what a wonderful experience. thank you. i made it. the wedding reception was a success and i received a lot of feedback and many were impressed. and after the reception the pastor of the church asked me to preach to their church this coming sunday. most of the feedback i received is that i have the gift of speaking to the public. wow. i was amazed
@tkonlinevn (5784)
• Vietnam
26 Apr 11
Wedding script is different for every place. So, you can search on Internet in your country. I think this can be useful. Wish you're happy with the wedding.
• Philippines
30 Apr 11
thank you, really great. i picked some script on the net for the wedding reception in my country and it worked. amazing
• Philippines
25 Apr 11
Hi there, here are my tips for you: (1) Don't forget your notes. (2) Take some long deep breaths beforehand. As you exhale tell yourself to relax; (30 Hold your head up, look around the room and give everyone a big smile; (4) Don't mumble. If there is no microphone speak loud and clear so everyone can hear you. In the days and weeks before the reception practice projecting your voice. In using a microphone make sure you know how it works. (5) Establish eye contact with a person, hold for a few seconds then find someone else to look at; (6) Keep your introductions short (7) Wedding emcee jokes (fillers) must not offend or embarrass anyone; (8) Speak naturally and in terms all the wedding guests will understand; (9) Try to look confident even if you are not feeling it; and (10) Accept it is natural to feel a little nervous. Good Luck and God Bless You!
• Philippines
30 Apr 11
really great. thank you, i followed some of your tips and it's so helpful. the wedding reception was great. i have now the confidence to accept an emcee job. its really great and wonderful to be an emcee. i like it
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
25 Apr 11
Ohhhhh friend I have no time to think about any new idea. So i cant help you because now the vacation is so busy for me. But best luck and you will get more response so you will get help. Next time I will also help you.
• Philippines
30 Apr 11
thank you. mylotters are a great help and we can really gain knowledge and wisdom from them.
@ofabiania (421)
• Philippines
25 Apr 11
to be an emcee in a wedding ceremony, i think it would be easier if you know the bride and/or groom.. you can share some of the moments you had with either or both of them.. you can also share how their lovestory started.. describe what they are as a couple and as individuals.. :) be confident and you can do it! :)