If you dream of a seamless reception that guests will be talking about long after the DJ has packed up, Nick is the man to talk to.
‘A good MC is crucial to the smooth running of your day, ensuring everyone from your guests to your photographer to your caterers knows what’s happening and when. If your reception venue has multiple doorways, a good MC will ensure all guests have their eyes on the right one for your grand entrance. They will make sure the DJ has the right music cued up, the bridal party is in the correct order for introductions and the photographer has their camera at the ready.
‘It’s vital to make your MC aware of family difficulties (at-odds parents or could-cause-trouble cousins) and any venue challenges. Also, be upfront about what kinds of jokes or banter you deem inappropriate.
‘If you’re hiring a DJ, communicate your expectations regarding dress code (don’t assume they’ll know to turn up in a suit) and whether or not they can drink on the job. As far as music goes, your wedding is not the place to show your friends how eclectic your taste is. Stick to what is well known by the biggest majority. If there are any songs or styles you want to avoid, let your DJ know.’
Visit Nick Logan’s website at www.dj.co.nz