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A really superb wedding master of ceremonies script is manna from heaven for any first timer given the task of emceeing a wedding, wouldn't you think? After all, nobody's addicted to the struggle. Of course, we'd all prefer to have the wedding reception program emceed by Billy Crystal with all the production values the Oscars are renowned for (a wedding to remember – in a good way), but reality usually does come with a little more elbow grease and this is no exception. I’m also sure most of us have heard of, or been to weddings where the would-be wedding MC has one too many shots of Dutch Courage and makes a meal of the job instead of the dinner – complete with off colour jokes about the bride or her mother. Perhaps even worse, the wedding MC has been dragooned at the last minute and resembles a deer caught in the headlights. It is confidence destroying for the deer and agonizing for everyone else. Of course, it doesn’t have to be like that at all. If you can’t afford a professional emcee, a plethora of excellent master of ceremonies duties and emcee tips, a well-prepared wedding reception order of events and above all, a decent sample emcee script (below) can turn even old agoraphobic Uncle Bertie into a smooth and charming wedding master of ceremony. Of course, this takes time and lots of practice. It is a big production and the more time taken, the smoother it will be. Remember, if other people have done it, you can do it too. Above all, rehearse, rehearse, rehearse. You should know weeks in advance about the venue, the order of events, the speech-makers. It is advisable to give them a few pointers on what to speak about.
Wedding Emcee Sample Script
Bear in mind, this sample emcee script template below is only a guide. I have followed the general wedding reception order of events with thanks and acknowledgments to the wedding party. It is neither mandatory, nor desirable for the Emcee to quote verbatim from the script (unless both he and the script are brilliant). Some things look good in a script but sound stiff and stilted when spoken. A guide is just there to ensure nothing is overlooked or left to chance.
There are basic instructions to give a broader view on how to present each part. for the health. the former Miss Walker. the work. Here is a master ceremonies guide I’ve put together to help spur your imagination. behold our family here assembled. and I have been asked by our lovely bride. for our friends in all parts of the earth.It is recommended the reception program and script is prepared weeks in advance so the Emcee can familiarize himself with the flow of events. My name is Robert. Amen Robert Louis Stevenson . There! Now you have some of the basics.' A WEDDING PRAYER Lord. to be your Emcee tonight and they would like to extend their thanks for attending their nuptial celebrations tonight. welcome to Winona and Derek's Nuptial Dinner Reception. for the peace accorded us this day. so we ask that everyone make their way to their seats and make your selves comfortable as we begin our celebration with a wedding prayer. for the love that unites us. and the bright skies that make our lives delightful. the food. you will need your order of wedding reception timeline. for the hope with which we expect the morrow. MC Script Starts Here Master Of Ceremonies Welcome 'Good evening ladies and gentleman. We thank you for this place in which we dwell. This is the framework around which you will craft your master of ceremonies wedding reception script. friends and loved ones. now Mrs Winona McGregor & her husband Derek. Before you can develop your emcee sample script.' 'Dinner will commence very soon.
A tremendous grip on the woman as well! Let’s hear it for Auntie Morag. I’m not saying which. Parents of the Groom. we can see where the bride got her good looks from. we have Winona’s younger sister Emmeline Walker our first bridesmaid.’ (wide applause) (The Bridesmaids and Groomsmen) `Now we come to the Bridesmaids and Groomsmen. Let’s hear it for wee Emmeline!’ (wide applause) . Please be on your feet as we welcome the bridal party. the day your little girl gets married is the happiest day of the century for every doting parent and don’t they look radiant? Thank you Brian & Lily Walker. Put your hands together for our hosts.’ First Bridesmaid `So without further ado and just a little nepotism. the mother and father of the bride. it’d be two of you tying the knot in their place! There’s a sobering thought. Gentlemen. outrun and generally outwrestle anything with up to eight legs that stands in the way of a smooth-running wedding. Let’s hear it for Orlando. he really is the best man. Derek’s parents just got back from trekking in Nepal to be here for their son’s wedding.’ (wide applause) Best Man `Now we come to our Best Man. As you all know. It’s been said that a Morag is chosen for her ability to outthink. they say.’ Matron of Honor `And now we come to the Matron of Honor. He also assures us. Emmeline is single and taking a break from her career as a ballerina to concentrate on bringing home a gold medal at the next Olympics for gymnastics. Please welcome Michael & Maria McGregor. He’s there put his body on the line for his friend. We can’t wait for his speech and wise counsel. Orlando Jones by name. Ladies and Gentlemen. In Morag’s case.’ (wide applause) Parents of the Groom `And now. Greater love hath no man. The Best Man isn’t just there to pass the ring to the groom. you both look wonderful tonight. They are the understudies for the Bride and Groom.Introduction of the Wedding Party Parents of the Bride `Thank you Ladies and Gentlemen. A big hand for Michael & Maria McGregor. here come the parents of the groom. Morag McGregor. If the Bride and Groom chickened out. she’s also the Bride’s Auntie. looking happy and proud.
A big hand for our second Groomsman! ‘ (applause) Third Groomsman `Our last groomsman. Imagine a cross between Salvador Dali and Edward Scissorhands. Hope you catch the bouquet Daniela.’ (more applause) Third Bridesmaid `Our last bridesmaid has watched `Twenty Seven Dresses’ five times. Let’s hear it for Mary Jo. Alan Peterson has known our Groom. ‘ (wide applause) Second Groomsman `Our next groomsman is Jim Mellor.’ (wide applause) First Groomsman `Our first groomsman is Michael McGregor Junior. look at him! He scrubs well for a guy who gets into football brawls. Don’t anyone let him near a microphone tonight. Mary Jo Zimakowski has known Winona since they were in high school together and as usual. Let’s have a big hand for Alan our third groomsman. Ladies and Gentleman. Let’s hear it for Daniela Pavelic. Our Jimmy’s a hairdresser who specializes in some of the more exotic punk rock styles you might see in the music industry.Second Bridesmaid `Our second bridesmaid. or Junior as big brother Derek calls him. Jimmy also did our bride’s hair tonight. a big hand for Winona and Derek!’. Michael. His interests are rap music and wrestling. Mary Jo says she has Winona’s back. (wide applause) Father of the Bride’s Speech and a Prayer of Grace `Ladies and Gentlemen. Let’s hear it for Junior. Nice job. doesn’t he? Ladies and Gentleman. This is her twelfth time as a bridesmaid and she’s running out of wardrobe space. Derek ever since they got arrested for brawling at a football match over ten years ago. the Father of the Bride – Brian Walker!’ Dinner (Dinner is served) . folks. It’s amazing the things that bring people together. He’s single. As for the groom.’ Entrance of the Bride and Groom `And now the big moment. by the way. six foot four and 250 pounds. please take your seats as we hear a few words a prayer of thanks for God’s grace from our host. is seventeen. our bride and groom Winona and Derek! Doesn’t she look beautiful? She’s been practising her bouquet-throwing and hopes to give a good account of herself when the moment comes.
’ Best Man's Toast to the Bride and the Groom `Ladies and Gentlemen. There’s always a little risk for the lasses determined to get the bouquet in their clutches. The Bridal Waltz. be sure you’re ready for the photo-opportunity. traditionally the young lady who successfully catches the bouquet in mid-flight is a certainty to make her own way down the aisle. As you all know.’ Bouquet Throw `Ok now it’s time for a little fun.First Dance `Ladies and Gentlemen. a moment’s pause for the best man Orlando Jones. This is the moment when the groom walks his bride to the dance floor and they begin a dance that will last the rest of their lives.Cutting of the Wedding Cake `Gentlemen and gentlewomen! Could we have your attention a moment for the cutting of the cake. we now come to that very special part of every wedding party. it’s a little similar. As you know. tonight’s not your night. . Friends please be up and standing for the cutting of the cake. The cake was baked by or Matron of Honor Morag McGregor with her own fair and surprisingly strong hand and she’ll be round your tables to make sure you all have your share. steeped in symbolism. the man he is. It’s also the real reason you see so many high heels shoes tonight. ‘ (the cake is cut) `Thank you Ladies and Gentlemen. the best man!’ Bridal Waltz . an exposè! Ladies and Gentlemen. it is customary for the best man to reveal rare insights into the make-up of the groom. Now all of those taking pictures. In other words. because it’s time for the traditional throwing of the Bouquet. Derek make sure you have a firm hand on the cake with your beloved bride. Put your hands together for Winona and Derek as they begin their special waltz as husband and wife. For those of you who’ve seen the running of the bulls at Pamplona. to share with us. For those unfortunate souls who are on a diet. the inklings and foibles that make our beloved groom Derek.
Our lovely and charming bride Winona has been practising this throw all summer.’ (to the bride) `Winona. (Groom throws the garter and it is caught) We have another winner! We have the next groom. Are you ready Ladies? Would you just look at the concentration. don’t let any of those garter jumpers melt into the crowd. Fortune favors the brave! At the count of three. We have the garter.. so give yourselves some elbow room. if you’d be so kind…. I hope that preacher hasn’t left the room.’ (Bride throws the bouquet and it is caught) We have a winner! We’ll have the Best Man cleaned and brought to your table later. Get ready gentlemen. (wide applause) . The married ladies who’ve sneaked on. the bride will throw her bouquet. Underneath those tuxedos. Morris dancers. Two. high-jumpers. Let’s hear it for our winners. It’s time for the Garter toss. The guy who catches the garter is destined for the altar next! Now while the groom retrieves the garter. The countdown! One. let’s all count together. Three! What a throw.I’d like to request all the single ladies to step forward for the bouquet throw. bulging biceps. we’re talking washboard abs. I understand some of the guys jumping for the garter have been in training for months. There’s some determined women out there. don’t be greedy. Ladies and gentlemen. ladies and gentlemen. This is for single women only. Garter Toss Ladies and Gentlemen.’ (INSTRUCTIONS: Emcee bravely motions all the single ladies forward) `Ladies take your place behind the bride and be prepared to jump high. These guys are ripped and ready to rumble! Remember gentlemen this is serious business. here’s where things get serious. We’ve got Olympic gymnasts. nerves of steel.
Message of Thanks from the Newlyweds – Groom Ladies and Gentlemen. God bless and Goodnight to each and everyone. Closing Remarks Well I guess that’s about everything ladies and gentlemen we have finally come to the end of our program. please stand by for a few words of thanks from our new Groom. Derek McGregor. Again thank you all for your presence. It has been a great day and a wonderful evening with you all. .
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