Duties of the Master of Ceremony

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The Master of Ceremony for any event has the important role of keeping everything running smoothly. While you're most likely to encounter a Masters of Ceremony at a wedding, though the term does apply to some public speaking duties too.

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The Master of Ceremony introduces guests of honour at a formal function. A Master of Ceremony should always thank the person who introduced him, and make a few introductory remarks about the program and the speaker. The Master of Ceremony should not sit until he has been recognised by the speaker.

Direct Guests

The Master of Ceremony at a wedding is often called upon to direct guests, particularly VIP guests, to the appropriate locations. The MC can call on ushers and groomsmen to help with this task.

Introduction of Toasts

The Master of Ceremony at a wedding introduces the people scheduled to make formal toasts at the reception. The final toast by the Master of Ceremony is in honour of all the guests who could not attend the wedding.

Enforce Timeline

The Master of Ceremony the reception events continue in a timely and efficient manner, according to the timeline planned by the bride and groom. Among the events the MC keeps track of are the cutting of the cake, the opening and closing of the bar, the formal dances and the tossing of the garter and bouquet. The MC also announces the departure of the bride and groom.

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