Why you shouldn’t get Uncle Bob to be your wedding MC – Roxy Hotten – Celebrant

No shade to your Uncle Bob, but just because he’s a right laugh down the pub, doesn’t necessarily mean he’s going to be the right Master of Ceremonies, or MC for your wedding.

I think we’ve all been to a wedding where there’s an MC who thinks they are the star of the show and who maybe make a joke or two that is a bit off. I know I’ve seen it before and have seen the couple looked shocked/embarrassed/uncomfortable.

So, I’m going to convince you why you need a truly fabulous professional MC (ahem… hello!) for your wedding.

Isn’t MCing just introducing speeches?

There is so much more that a professional MC does than just introduce the speeches. Let me give you a little run down of some of the things I do when I’m the Master of Ceremonies.

How long do you stay for?

I take off my celebrant hat and replace it with my MC one immediately after you’ve had your first married kiss. I usually then stay until after I’ve made the final announcement of the evening, which in most cases is the first dance.

I have been known, however, to rip up the dance floor with a move or two.

Do you require food and drinks?

When I’m the celebrant and the MC, it would be wonderful it you could arrange a vendor meal (most venues offer a discounted meals for vendors working on your ceremony) for me. However, if this is not possible, just let me know and I will ensure I bring my own snacks and drinks with me.

Okay – you’ve convinced me. How much does it cost?

You can find my celebrant fees here. As well as this, my charges start at $120 per hour for MCing services. Please note that there may be extra charges for travel or accommodation if required. Happy to give you an obligation free quote if this is something you’d like to consider. You can contact me via my contact form on with the details below.

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