Master of Ceremonies for a Wedding

Master of Ceremonies for a Wedding

Do I need an MC?


Nothing can make the flow of a wedding reception go more smoothly than having a professional and capable emcee. This person needs to be a part of the team, keep their ego in check, and understand that they are NOT the star of the show.

When you are considering hiring a DJ and/or a band for your wedding reception you must consider if they will also be acting as your Master of Ceremonies, commonly called an Emcee!


Kevin Venables, NW Mobile DJ Service
Photo Courtesy of Kris Stalnaker

The best ones are also capable of working with the event planner, the banquet captain, the couple and the families with patience, grace and a sense of style.

They absolutely must have appropriate attire, a fabulous voice and the ability to lead and oversee the reception itself, especially if you do not have a planner on site.

There are DJ’s and Band Leaders who will tell you up front that will not act as your Emcee, so consider that when you are in the interview process.

Kevin Venables and his team of great DJ’s at Northwest Mobile DJ Service will not let you down. They have years of experience and hundreds of weddings under their belts. Call them at: 1-503-380-6319 and get them booked for your special occasion.

Don’t settle for the iPod DJ, or someone you find on Craig’s List – hire the best!

Top Photo By: Kris Stalnaker

5 Tips to 100% Bridesmaids Dress Approval

5 Tips to 100% Bridesmaids Dress Approval

Still in search of dresses for your bridesmaids, but feel like you are stuck between a rock and a hard place? Everyone is a different size, shape, skin tone, and personality and getting all your girls and you to agree on something has been an impossible task. Here are a few tips to choosing bridesmaids dresses that are sure to make everyone happy!

  • Make sure the dress you choose flatters all body types. Women come in all shapes and sizes, pick a dress (if you want them all to wear the same dress) that will look stunning on all body types. A-line styles and empire waist dresses tend to be versatile and compliment all body types.
  • Choose a color that looks fabulous on all skin tones! Chances are, your bridesmaids have yellow, red, olive, or bronze undertones and not every color looks good on all skin tones. The goal is to choose a color that accentuates each bridesmaid’s coloring (skin and hair). Darker colors like navy and black are always a dependable “go-to”.
  • It’s okay to give your bridesmaids some freedom. Pick a specific color, give them your color palate, choose a fabric, and/or say “I want an ocean blue ombre” and let them go! They don’t have to match to coordinate – of course you should see and have the final say on each dress to be sure it fits your vision.
  • Keep in this mind; they will be standing next to you! Don’t forget, their dresses need to have a feel similar to yours. If your dress is chiffon, the bridesmaids dresses will look odd next to yours if the fabric is heavier that your sexy, chiffon, Maggie Sottero.
  • You want your bridesmaids to actually want these dresses. Make sure the dresses are something they will be able and want to wear again.

Have a man of honor or a bridesman? They should wear what the groomsmen are wearing (which should also coordinate with the bridesmaids’ dresses).

It is not necessarily necessary to follow all of these tips, maybe you and your bridesmaids can easily agree on the same thing (lucky)! For the majority of weddings, trying to get all the bridesmaids and the bride to agree on something is much more difficult than it should be. Keep in mind one or all of these tips and it could make your shopping experience an enjoyable one rather than a stressful one!

Dress to Impress!

6 Tips to Reduce Wedding Show Stress

6 Tips to Reduce Wedding Show Stress

Congratulations! You’re engaged! You have figured out how to land your perfect partner, but now what do you do? Where do you go first? How do you even know where to start? Winter begins the season of wedding shows, so you are in luck! At a wedding show you can find planners, venues, florists, caterers, photographers, DJs, custom stationery designers and all of the little details you could possibly need for your big day.

With so much information in one place, wedding shows can get overwhelming if you are not prepared. Here some helpful tips to keep in mind while preparing to visit a wedding show.

1) Bring someone with you. Whether it is your partner, friend, or parent; a second opinion can help take the stress off.

2) Figure out what it is you want out of the show. Don’t go into the show without a plan. There are so many different wedding professionals at each show; it helps to have an idea of what you are really looking for.

3) Wear comfortable shoes. You are going to be doing a lot of walking, don’t let your time get cut short because your feet are sore.

Photo by Aralani Photography

Photo by Aralani Photography

4) Bring a notebook. Write down some questions you may want to ask, answers to those questions, and which wedding pros you want to follow up with.

5) Leave your kids at home. A wedding show can be an all day affair and bringing a kid can easily turn it into just a couple of hours (you definitely need more time than that). It will be a much more enjoyable day for you and your kids to leave them with a sitter.

6) Make sure you take time to rest. Take some time to grab a drink and some lunch to fuel you for the rest of the day. You can use this time to discuss everything you have learned so far.

Good Luck!