Wow this is a big question, how much time do you have? But seriously, a wedding MC has a massive part to play on the night. They are needed for:
- Live announcements throughout the night, particularly at important moments such as the cutting of the cake, the bridal entrance, or when it's time for speeches/toasting
- Keeping a close eye on the time and running sheet, making sure everything is going as close to schedule as possible
- Liasing with all vendors and the venue staff all night, especially when anything is about to begin that they wouldn't want to miss, such as a photo opportunity or food and beverage service
- Setting the tone of the evening, including the way announcements are made, interacting with guests and the bridal table, and generally keeping things moving along smoothly
The list goes on! It's definitely a job that a lot of people underestimate, and I am not joking the amount of people I've spoken to after they've went to a wedding and mentioned that the MC was bad or didn't quite hit the mark. A lot of the time it was a family member or friend, or it was an inexperienced DJ who was a lot better at spinning tracks than making engaging announcements or spending time being a true host.
It's a labour of love and as your dedicated Wedding MC I aim to NEVER have anyone come away from your wedding feeling like that (rather, the complete opposite!).
You can certainly choose to go with a family/friend member or with the DJ/venue's offer, like every decision for your wedding you are completely at liberty to do so!
The biggest advantage you have paying for a professional MC for one of the biggest days of your life is that we, as event managers, are the MOST able and experienced to pull all the crazy elements of the reception together on the day. It's what we do best!
Just like it's no question that you hire a photographer as they are highly skilled in getting the right shot and edit of your once-in-a-lifetime photos, and MC is no different. We are an ESSENTIAL part of managing the chaos of a wedding and we thrive in it for you and your guests' benefit and entertainment.
I sure do! I've literally travelled the world to entertain audiences, so I am more than happy to trek to you for your big day. Travel costs will apply outside of the Sydney surrounds and will be quoted in my proposal to you.
When making an enquiry, ensure to let me know how many hours you require me for. While it is unconventional for an MC to be hired for half of a reception/event, I am available for as many hours you request.
That being said, I will ALWAYS arrive 45 minutes prior to your reception to familiarise myself with the venue, the setting, introduce myself to your vendors and venue manager and, most importantly, let you know I have arrived so we can kick the party off without a hitch!
Yes and yes. I require a $250 deposit within two weeks of agreeing to a date. I also require an electronic Service Agreement signed and returned within 14 days of issuance. Both of these must be done otherwise I cannot guarantee your requested date.
Once signed and the deposit is paid, the date is all yours and I get to work! YAY!
Never fear! I totally understand the unexpected happens and I want you to feel as comfortable as you can knowing I got you covered! All my terms are listed in my Service Agreement, however, as a rule of thumb, the earlier you let me know the easier it will be for me to make a decision that is fair for the both of us 🙂
Yes! In fact, I personally prefer to meet with prospective clients before finalising dates and service agreements. That way we can determine if we are a good fit and give you a good idea of my personality and style. I want you to feel totally comfortable and happy with me for your big day!
To schedule a time to meet that works for you, access my calendar here: https://calendly.com/nathan-cassar77/45-consult-w-nathan
Is music a language? Although I'd argue it 100% is a language, my only spoken language is English (although I am trying to learn Italian, French, and Spanish on my travels!).
Currently, I accept Direct Deposit (Preferred), and all major Credit Cards. I technically, of course, do take cash BUT I do not offer cash discounts. I do not accept cheques.
All Visa and Mastercard credit card transactions will incur a 1.43% surcharge. American Express card transactions will incur a 2.53% surcharge.
YES, I absolutely can! I love learning new dances, games, activities, and other forms of entertainment that I can add to my list of included entertainment offerings.
Please do not hesitate to ask me what you're after and I'll put it together. Just take a look at this special Blues Brothers wedding entrance I performed recently: https://youtu.be/ZO3teR7fgJY