The romantic evening was brightened up by the hundreds smiles. It was a joyous occasion for the wedding couple. Happily taking photographs at the foyer before the reception started.
My breathing became rapid as I walked towards the restaurant’s captain to discuss about the time to start the wedding. Fumbling with a pen and frowning at my phone’s clock. It’s 8.15pm. The show had to start. But we couldn’t, the couple didn’t want the wedding to start until the VIP table had been filled. Apparently, some of the family members hadn’t arrived yet. So, we waited.
By 8.20pm, I could finally invite the couple for their march in. It wasn’t too late. Pushing most of the programmes like the cake cutting to the second half of the reception. Other than the time constraints, where food was served late, the wedding programme ran smoothly and ended gracefully. The couple was happy and I could gladly breathe normal for the night.
You will never know how difficult it is to handle a wedding reception until you become the wedding emcee. The time strains, the food serve, the arrival of guests and even the couple, are major factors that would determine the smooth running of the wedding programme.
Sometimes, even the smoothest running reception will stumble across some minor hiccups. That is where an emcee comes in to save the day. Either be it the sudden muted microphone or power outage (this makes me shiver), well accidents do happen but how you are able to handle that shows how good you are at it. Don’t worry, experience is the best teacher after all.
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Wendy discovered MC JO Academy in 2017 and she became an emcee ever since. Blogging her heart out about her passion and experience as an emcee gives her so much freedom in expressing herself. She enjoys learning and indulging herself in rapid aggressive challenges such as speaking in front. Spotlights and microphones are her essential accessories to make a difference on stage.