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#1 arohanui

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 11:22 AM

How much is a wedding MC, every site I go onto want you to email or call them. I am so sick and tired of going onto all these supplier websites and they have no prices, if they have prices at least I wouldnt bother them or waste my money on a phone call if they are out of budget.
I have found now that when they dont have prices I just log out of their site.

What did you pay? and do you know an MC in the Wollongong region?


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Posted 17 January 2007 - 12:02 PM

I wouldn't dream of paying for an MC, we have so many friends who are confident and funny with a microphone in their hand, so we will just be asking them.

I think they will be a few hundred dollars, if you choose to use a professional one.

And I'm with you on the no prices thing, drives me insane!! If they don't have prices they pretty much lose my business.
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Posted 17 January 2007 - 01:04 PM

I would expect to pay between $200 - $300 for a professional MC.
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Posted 17 January 2007 - 01:12 PM

I agree with Kylie! I've never been to a wedding with a paid MC, even my friend's 400+ people wedding! It's usually a close friend or relative of the family.

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 01:13 PM

i found that alot of the wedding mc websites were about 3 years out of date... annoying enough that they dont have prices let alone setting up a website then not keeping any useful info on there

we just went with a friend in the end...hoepfully you have this option

reception place may be able to recc someone?
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Posted 17 January 2007 - 02:04 PM


Thanks everyone, thats a great idea to find someone in the family/friends. Never thought of it because I find while Im tryn to organise this wedding I just get so caught up in the whole thing.
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Posted 17 January 2007 - 03:05 PM

Whilst most people these days tend to just use a family member, I think there are positives to hiring someone as well.

A really good MC is the backbone of the wedding, in a way. If the role is performed properly, they have to make many announcements and short speeches throughout the night, often right up until the very end of the wedding. Hence, often its good sense to not have a guest in the role, as they are likely to want to enjoy the wedding, have a few drinks and let their hair down - I find that when the role is given to a relative it all starts out well enough, but then it tends to fall by the wayside at about 8.30 after a few glasses of wine laugh.gif My parents attended a wedding on Saturday evening where a longtime friend of the groom acted as MC - however didn't properly introduce anyone making a speech, didn't give out basic info such as where the bathrooms were located and what areas were designated for smoking, and didn't announce when service of alcohol would end - hence everyone was wandering around confused when they couldn't get a drink anymore after 11.30!

On the positive side, a friend or relative can make the role more personal, however not everyone is a confident public speaker (I've seen so many weddings let down by an MC that mumbled, or spoke inaudibly, or just didn't have their words down pat).
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Posted 17 January 2007 - 03:58 PM

QUOTE(KEJ @ Jan 17 2007, 04:05 PM) View Post

Whilst most people these days tend to just use a family member, I think there are positives to hiring someone as well.

A really good MC is the backbone of the wedding, in a way. If the role is performed properly, they have to make many announcements and short speeches throughout the night, often right up until the very end of the wedding. Hence, often its good sense to not have a guest in the role, as they are likely to want to enjoy the wedding, have a few drinks and let their hair down - I find that when the role is given to a relative it all starts out well enough, but then it tends to fall by the wayside at about 8.30 after a few glasses of wine laugh.gif My parents attended a wedding on Saturday evening where a longtime friend of the groom acted as MC - however didn't properly introduce anyone making a speech, didn't give out basic info such as where the bathrooms were located and what areas were designated for smoking, and didn't announce when service of alcohol would end - hence everyone was wandering around confused when they couldn't get a drink anymore after 11.30!

On the positive side, a friend or relative can make the role more personal, however not everyone is a confident public speaker (I've seen so many weddings let down by an MC that mumbled, or spoke inaudibly, or just didn't have their words down pat).


I agree 100%.

The reason we opted for a professional MC was because of the reasons above. We knew a few people who could perform the role of the MC however we wanted them to enjoy the evening and not have to worry about anything. As it turns out, i attended a wedding a few months before ours and instantly loved the MC that the bridal couple had hired. I asked for his card and booked him the following week. I was so relieved to have actually witnessed him MC'ing therefore didn't have to stress out about whether he was 'corny' or not.

He was fantastic, ensured the evening flowed smoothly and let us and our guests relax smile.gif
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Posted 17 January 2007 - 08:37 PM

Hi Jen!

Can you please PM your MC's details. Thanks!

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:20 AM

Hi Everyone

I think the messages below are quite old, however I often get asked the question `` how much do you charge ``? without having any information from the enquirer. I do not have set prices as each wedding is often uniquely different which is why most MCs will not put pricing on their website.
In many cases the MC may be able to match your budget if he is particularly quiet at that time of year, but this may not be reflected on the website.
For many MCs it also their full time job and whilst they will provide a great service, they will charge accordingly for it. You would be amazed at how many people ask for quotes and information and then do not usually ring the MC back to advise him that they have found someone else, despite many MCs often pencilling in dates once they receive the enquiry. I also meet with my clients once or twice in advance of the wedding and also enjoy the build up to it. so my hope is that you ring or email your MC, tell him exactly what your budget is and you might be surprised. The more information that you can provide, the better the price you may receive .Like any other business most MCs will have to cover costs such as petrol, tolls, dry cleaning, and 7- 8 hours including travelling for some weddings.
Above all else your MC will ensure you and your guests have a brilliant night that has started on time and finished on time with all of the right parts of the night happening when they were due to happen.





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