7 Reasons Guests Should Not MC Your Indian Wedding Reception

Posted by DJ Riz Entertainment on May 27, 2019 8:30:00 AM
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You have a few different options when it comes to selecting your Indian Wedding Reception MC. While some couples may consider having a close friend or family member MC their Indian wedding reception, it's important to consider the potential pitfalls. In the past, we may have recommended this option, but after 25 years of experience, we've changed our tune. Your DJ or a professional MC is the best choice for ensuring a flawless and fun reception. Let us explain why in this blog.

When making this blog we kept our couples in mind. Our experience DJing Indian weddings has given us the opportunity to work with a diverse range of couples. Half of the weddings we DJ are between couples of South Asian descent, including Hindu, Christian, and Muslim weddings. The other half are fusion weddings where one partner is of South Asian descent and the other is from different ethnic backgrounds, including White, Black, Hispanic, or Asian.

The reception is one of the most fun parts of the entire weekend. The reception is a time for couples to unwind and celebrate with their loved ones. To ensure the event reflects your unique style and vibe, it's important to communicate your ideas to the MC. They have the expertise to take your vision and enhance it to create an atmosphere that perfectly embodies your taste and personality.

7 Reasons Guests Should Not MC Your Indian Wedding Reception Notes:

  • We have heard couples, their families and guests bring up these issues. 
  • Indian weddings across the world have faced these issues
  • We want every wedding to be fun and flawless 

7 Reasons Guests Should Not MC Your Indian Wedding Reception are ranked in order of importance. 

Why a Guest Should Not MC Your Reception

1) They are guests and not a vendor

Your close friends and family members have likely been busy with the wedding festivities, leaving them exhausted and in need of some rest. It's best to let them enjoy the reception and unwind, rather than adding the responsibility of MCing to their plate. To ease your worries and help you focus on enjoying your special day, consider filling out the form on this page to receive direct contacts for planners. This will allow you and your loved ones to relax and fully embrace the celebration.

2) Liquid Courage 

Guests given the task of MCing may indulge in alcohol, which combined with lack of rest or food, can result in a recipe for disaster. They may slur their words on the microphone, announce things out of order or mispronounce names. The worst of all, they may even end up cursing on the microphone. Public speaking and drinking are not ideal partners. Even if you request them not to drink or smoke, there is no guarantee that they will stay sober.

3) Nervousness

While professional DJs and MCs make public speaking appear effortless, it's important to recognize that they have years of experience and expertise. On the other hand, guests who attempt to MC may experience nervousness and discomfort due to the unnatural act of speaking in front of a large group. This can lead to mistakes and mishaps, often resulting in an underwhelming experience for the newlywed couple and their guests.

4) Funny in small groups

It's a common misconception that your funny friend or relative will make a great MC for your Indian wedding reception. However, what works in a small group setting may not necessarily translate to a large gathering. Inside jokes and personal anecdotes may fall flat with the majority of guests, leaving your MC feeling like the odd one out. Don't risk turning your friend from Mr. Cool to Mr. Extra. Stick with a professional MC who is experienced in engaging with diverse crowds and making everyone feel included in the celebrations. If you need a DJ for your wedding that knows great music and will take care of you, contact us here.  

5) Can't get everyones attention 

Guest MCs often struggle to capture the attention of the crowd, leaving important moments unnoticed or misunderstood. The pressure to control the audience and keep them engaged is a difficult task that many people are not equipped to handle. As a result, the program may begin while guests are still mingling, distracting from the grand entrance of the newlyweds. To prevent this from happening, consider filling out the form on this page to receive direct contacts for planners who can help ensure a flawless and unforgettable reception.

6) Timing with the DJ 

Inexperienced guest MCs can cause chaos during critical moments of your wedding reception. They may keep talking while the DJ starts playing music, or provide unnecessary play-by-plays that ruin the magic of the moment. Moreover, they may fail to transition smoothly from one event to another, leaving guests confused and disengaged. Don't risk your special day to amateur MCs. Instead, trust professionals who know how to keep the event flowing and the guests entertained.

7) Microphone Etiquette

Guest MCs often lack proper microphone etiquette, which can lead to a variety of issues. This includes holding the mic like they're at a concert rather than a wedding, standing in the wrong place causing the mic to produce an error sound, or not coaching speakers on how to hold the mic or where to stand. To avoid any mishaps during your special day, it's best to hire a professional MC who knows how to handle a microphone with finesse. If you need a DJ for your wedding that knows great music and will take care of you, contact us here.  

Your wedding is the happiest moment in your life and you should choose vendors that you will love working with. Over our 25 years of bringing joy to thousands of couples, the DJ Riz Entertainment team has helped create memories for a lifetime. If you or a friend needs an Indian wedding DJ that will take the time to understand what you need and help make your wedding weekend perfect, contact us here for more information on our services. 

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