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Smooth Sailing Event

Oct 01, 2020

Be it for an exchange of vows or a wedding banquet, the role of the celebrant and master of ceremonies is a pertinent one. Indeed, he or she is tasked with ensuring that the event runs smoothly amongst other duties. Therefore, it is important to hire a professional who has the expertise and experience, one who is verbally articulate, able to command the attention of all guests present, and with also the ability to create a lighthearted yet meaningful ambience. More importantly, your celebrant and master of ceremonies will be taking the reins of how your event unfolds, paying attention to the nitty-gritty details and adapting to unforeseen situations if they were to occur.

With the newlyweds
Photo courtesy of William Lee

Emcee-ing the wedding ceremony
Photo courtesy of Emcee Sugar

Some pointers :

  • Secure recommendations from your wedding planner, the venue as well as vendors you may have already appointed.
  • Meet them in person to see if you get along well.
  • Do note that each will have their own price points and rates, so compare them with the budget that you have set aside for this purpose.
  • Be aware that the scope of responsibility offered by each celebrant and master of ceremonies may also differ. Delve into the details during discussions.

All set for the banquet
Photo courtesy of Mandenco Studio

Spotlight on the emcee
Photo courtesy of Kevin Chong

Welcoming guests to the vows
Photo courtesy of Jeff Henry


Tip : Arrange for a meeting with a shortlist of Master of Ceremonies to have a chat with them in person and to see if there is chemistry. Check them out here.