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Civil Marriage Celebrant Sydney, New South Wales


Wedding MC - Wedding Master of Ceremonies Sydney

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What Does a Wedding MC do?

The host of your reception in Australia is often known as the wedding master of ceremony, wedding mc, reception host,  wedding reception MC or if you’re from The States, your wedding emcee.

Whether it’s a cocktail wedding reception or a seated affair, the role of Wedding Master of Ceremonies can be performed by either a trusted friend or a seasoned professional. Couples will often choose their wedding celebrant to continue the good vibes on into the night as their Wedding MC.

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Want to continue the good vibes into the night with me as the Wedding Reception MC?

You could get a mate to do it, but then they have to work during your wedding, and hopefully hold back on the red wine consumption!

From Ceremony to the first dance, I will guide you and your guests through a fun filled fantastic evening! House keeping, entrances, speeches, cake cutting, bouquet toss, venue liaising and plenty of laughs. 

I’ve got you covered – give your mate the night off.

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I want you to have the best day ever and I’m here to look after you from start to finish. If you’ve trusted me to be your celebrant, it’s now time to relax and give your mate the night off!

Preparation is key to a reception that flows effortlessly, and that is why it is always recommended to hire a professional who is experienced, confident, and can be trusted to lay off the booze for the night. After our meeting I will gather some further information on the guest speakers via a questionnaire (so I know who’s who etc). From this I will prepare a script and running schedule for the evening.

I wanted my own wedding to be full of laughter and joy, so that’s the memory I want to help create for you. Have a read and let me know if I sound like the right guy to bring to the party, then I’ll take care of everything. I am a full-time celebrant and wedding MC, and I love it!

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For the full Marry Us Gary experience.
This package includes everything included in the Personalised Package PLUS unlimited emails, Zoom calls and meetings, AND I will be the host and MC at your reception.

From the Ceremony to the first dance, I will guide you and your guests through a fun-filled fantastic day!

Housekeeping, entrances, speeches, games, sunset photos, nerve calming, outfit change, telegrams, vendor liaising, crowd gee’ing up, first dance, bouquet toss, cake cut, toasts, and plenty of laughs. I’ve got you covered. Give your mate the night off!

How it works

Wedding MC Role

 – Meeting with the couple prior to the wedding
– Be the point of contact for the event (liaising with venue, reception, catering staff, videographers, musicians etc)
– Structuring the reception via a Run Sheet
– Hosting the reception (Warming up the crowd, house keeping , entrances, announcements, introducing the speakers, reading telegrams from people who couldn’t make it on the day)
– Keeping everything running to schedule
– Facilitating cake cutting, toasts, games, first dance & bouquet toss.

The Reception Run Sheet

The run sheet for your wedding day and reception is a document that contains all the events that are happening on your wedding day, and all the key people and vendors that will help make that happen, and the times at which those events will take place.

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A rocking wedding MC flows between all of these elements seamlessly to create a smooth flowing night. The key times are set by the caterer and venue to ensure all meals are served hot. 

It is the Wedding MC’s job to include the formalities around these events, while also including time for the photographer to get the sunset photos, the speakers to prepare, and the videographer to set up their video and sound equipment.


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Wedding Reception Games Hosted By The MC

Another fun element that might be included at your reception is a wedding game. These can range in the levels of preparation and execution, from a simple Heads Tales Wedding Game, to an elaborate Couple specific Family Feud. Couple specific questions are asked of the couple or crowd to create fun and excitement for everyone. These games are often a great way to break up speeches to get the energy back up after mains so people are ready to hit the dance floor!

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Wedding MC Cost Australia

Prices may vary from state to state, especially regarding experience level, so like celebrants, some wedding MC’s will cost more than others. But if the price is too good to be true, there is probably a reason…

Most professional Wedding MC’s will charge between $1500-$4000 for the evening, and that price will include a meeting to discuss the event, early arrival to meet venue coordinator and other wedding vendors, hosting duties (from greeting the guests as they arrive all the way to a final boogie on the dance floor), travel and minor accomodation if required.

As a professional marriage celebrant and wedding MC, I often include both services in my wedding packages.

Hire a Wedding Reception Emcee

Looking For a Marriage Celebrant in Sydney?

In addition to the services listed above, I also offer a Wedding Celebrant Service or Marriage Celebrant. This is a great way to ensure that the entire wedding and reception go off without any problems. At Marry Us Gary, I offer a popular marriage celebrant and wedding MC package.

With years of experience, I can help guide you and your guests through a fantastic, fun-filled wedding day.