San Diego Wedding MC
Who is an MC and what does he do? Should you spend extra money and hire one for your wedding reception? Can your DJ do the job of an MC? What are the average rates for San Diego MC services?
An MC (emcee or master of ceremonies) is the official host of an event who usually speaks to the audience, makes announcements and introductions, presents performers and generally keeps the event moving.
Most San Diego wedding DJs sell themselves as both DJs and MCs while only some wedding disc jockey companies provide two separate persons for these two completely different jobs. That’s why it might be very important for you to check your DJ’s ability to make announcements and introductions beforehand, especially if you’re planning a big wedding with many events, traditions and toasts that would need to be presented.
How do you do that? One of the best ways is to simply ask your DJ to try to announce something at your meeting with him so you can hear the tone of his voice, his punctuation, his gestures and see if you like it. You may also ask your DJ to send you a few links or show you some video footage from his past weddings where he did some announcing so you can see his interaction with the audience.
I personally know many San Diego wedding DJs who are excellent at MCing as this is what they have to do all the time. However, every DJ is different and you need to make sure that you’re comfortable with his style of announcing.
As a full-time San Diego wedding DJ, I know that sometimes it’s difficult to mix music and make announcements at the same time, especially during the grand entrance when the music has to be changed as each couple enters the room while everyone has to be introduced to the audience with their names pronounced correctly.
That’s why most of our packages include at least two entertainers and each one does what they do best – a wedding DJ takes care of all the music while a wedding MC takes care of all the announcements. This allows the bride and groom along with their guests to have a much better experience during and after their wedding reception as entertainment is usually considered to be the most memorable part of most weddings.
If you really like your wedding disc jockey but you realize that he is not much of an MC, you can still have an experienced and professional wedding master of ceremonies do all the announcing. Average San Diego Wedding MC rates range anywhere between $75 and $250 per hour and, in my opinion, this is a very important investment that proves itself. I've seen many couples who preferred spending more money on their chair covers than entertainment and were disappointed afterwards. Therefore, make sure you get San Diego wedding entertainers you deserve and have a great wedding!