When it comes to planning a wedding reception, I often find that the role of a MC is often underestimated. However the MC should be seen as a vital ingredient of your very important day –  it makes very good sense to hire a professional wedding MC for the following reasons….

  • A professional wedding MC has the experience to take on this most important role. That experience gives any MC extra confidence and comfort in a wedding reception environment.
  • A professional wedding MC can focus totally on the job whereas a wedding guest acting as the MC understandably has divided attention. Also unlike a professional MC, a wedding guest has no MC reputation to protect.
  • A professional wedding MC will competently liaise with everyone at the reception including the bridal party, venue function co-ordinator, wedding planner and dj/band. A non professional MC may lack the authority to do this.
  • A professional wedding MC will have a strong and commanding voice which is necessary to get the attention and respect of the guests especially later in the reception when things can get a bit rowdy! A strong commanding voice beats a weak non commanding voice every time.


  • A professional wedding MC will expertly control the flow of events to ensure the reception goes to plan. Sometimes the reception doesn’t go to plan and a professional MC can liaise with key people to see where time can be made up.
  • A professional wedding MC will effectively and seamlessly handle any awkward situations if they do arise. A professional MC will probably be better at using humour here to reduce any tension.
  • A professional wedding MC understands the important balance between performing the formal duties and adding humour.


  • A professional wedding MC will ensure that your guests have lots of laughs and this will include spontaneous humour plus tasteful funny material about the bride and groom. A non professional MC may tell old jokes well but such jokes may be inappropriate for the occasion and because of inexperience their ability to ad lib may not be very good.
  • A professional wedding MC will be sensitive to your guests’ varying ages and cultures. This will obviously avoid hurt and embarrassment.
  • A professional wedding MC will make your special day even more special and make it more memorable for the right reasons.

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: Wonderful advice – something as important as who the MC is at your wedding is one of the most important decisions you’ll make; to ensure things go just as they should, without you having to stress about a thing, it really needs to be left to the professionals!

About Elliot Goblet Entertainment: I have a long history as a comedian including over 60 stand up comedy spots on national television. Over the last few years, I’ve made an increasing number of appearances at wedding receptions especially in the role of wedding master of ceremonies. As MC, I will help make your special day more memorable by performing all of the formal duties as well as adding extra laughs through my spontaneous humour and include tasteful funny material about the bride and groom!