Because sometimes there is no ‘obvious’ Master of Ceremonies (MC) within your circle of guests. It can be a great option to consider a professional for the job. Someone who is focused solely on making sure your day runs smoothly and everything is done when it should be, with nothing being forgotten.
This can make or break a good reception. It is like having your own private manager keeping an eye out for all those things you probably did not even think of.
Because I am confident on my feet speaking to a crowd, co-ordinating speakers, quick witted and very well organised – this is just a natural extension of my role.
In between the scheduled ‘happenings’ – I float around the guests, looking for anyone who may need something. I have gotten drinks, food and a blanket for grandparents. Given basic medical aid to a bride’s father who fainted. Held jackets and bags while others had photos taken. Helped hem a pageboy’s trousers. Even scooped up dog poo that was deposited in the middle of photos, before the flower girls stood in it. And do you know what? I really enjoy it! Maybe not the poo!