5 Keys to Mastering Your Craft as a Master of Ceremonies | Celebrant

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Being a master of ceremonies who has mastered the craft of celebrancy I’ve enjoyed many wedding gigs. The art of approaching, entertaining and speaking to couples and wedding guests comes naturally to me. But, what is celebrancy?

Imagine being able to attract the attention of the guests at your wedding while keeping them engaged and amused? Indeed, holding the position of host is an honorable one. And this is an exceptional ability of a self-assured master of ceremonies, host or celebrant.

Getting back to my question….“Celebrancy is a movement to provide celebrants to officiate at wedding ceremonies. As well as weddings “celebrants”, can perform funerals, baby naming ceremonies and other celebration of life ceremonies for people who do not want a traditional religious ceremony. “https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celebrancy

At the end of the day, as a celebrant or master of ceremonies we have an important and valuable role to play. So, let me share with you some trade secrets about being a master of ceremonies and celebrant. Here are my 5 simple tips and tricks on how to capture the guests’ attention at party or wedding breakfast reception.


Master of Ceremonies  – Handy Tips & Tricks

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Wedding couple’s master of ceremonies

Foremost, being the celebrant at a wedding ceremony or the MC at a party event demands you to speak clearly and with confidence to the recipients. This is especially important while announcing the arrival of the newly married couple. On top of that, your introduction during the reception may include sharing their exceptional love story and anecdotes.

Master of ceremonies = Host with the Most

With the above in mind, get together with the wedding couple to discuss their planned event. Ask them what they need (ideas for the wedding reception) in order for you to give them your best. This will help you both create an amazing itinerary of events for the announcements. For more in-depth information about what to ask or your task, contact me. I’ll teach you how to be the best master of ceremonies ever.

Take charge of the wedding situation

Another thing, feeling uncomfortable with your task will not help you. Stay focused! Have a good visible presence at the wedding venue while speaking and addressing the guests. Let your self-confidence shine. Be aware of your posture and state of mind. Trust you’re doing the right thing and believe in yourself. Otherwise, the couple’s family, friends  and acquaintances will sense your uncertainty. Be yourself, smile and have fun.

Your image is important to your success

First impressions really do count. Think about how you wish to portray yourself as a master of ceremonies at the wedding. Did you know that your appearance (75%) will be the primary thing the couple and the invitees will notice? And this is before they listen to your voice (25%) during the wedding announcements. As the newlyweds master of ceremonies  it’s your responsibility to look and act the part.

The right clothes maketh the master of ceremonies

In addition, get an appropriate wedding outfit or wear something that brings out your personality. Nevertheless, clothes that fit properly and feels comfortable is necessary. A well-dressed and well-spoken master of ceremonies is the key to a faultless event. So, whether you’re an introvert or extrovert, as the wedding couple’s master of ceremonies you need to take charge. Moreover, give a flawless wedding performance.

Be confident, charismatic and dignified

Finally, compose yourself during the wedding and reception. Your overall approach will echo the wedding couple’s big day. And remember, your vibe, charm and attitude will be representing the couple. so, here are more powerful body language tips for being the best master of ceremonies you can be. Good luck for the big day!


” It is true that love is blind but marriage is definitely an eye-opener?”



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About Clover Jean: Hi, I'm Clover Jean, a bespoke wedding and commitment ceremonies celebrant. I love life, laughter and having a good time. I’m a sucker for great relationships and TLC wedding series! Get in touch, like, share my personal Facebook page and sign-up to my newsletters. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

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