It is still tradition that the Father Of The Bride plays the role of host (Mc) at the wedding reception. As the wedding master of ceremonies it is their job to introduce and thank other speakers, such as the best man and maid of honor. However, not all fathers feel comfortable with this role, so it is perfectly acceptable to get somebody else in the family or a close friend to take on this task.
The wedding Mc should ideally play the role of an organizer and keep the proceedings rolling according to plan. The Mc also helps to set the atmosphere of the reception, as a joyous and happy celebration. Note that they should not make the mistake of seeing themselves as the highlight of the evening and dominate the reception.
Sometimes the couple and family will get a professional wedding MC to provide better organization and set a good humored atmosphere. However, this comes at an extra expense and it generally feels more family orientated if someone from the household takes on the task of Wedding Mc.
One thing that the father of the bride as the wedding host has to do, is acknowledge and thank those who have helped out in the wedding in any way. Whether it’s the caterers, bridesmaids, ministers or the florists, thank them all. Prepare a checklist and have others review it to make sure no-one has been overlooked.
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