One of the most overlooked and important announcements the MC can make once the ceremony is over involves making sure everyone knows how to locate the restroom.
One of the most overlooked and important announcements the MC can make once the ceremony is over involves making sure everyone knows how to locate the restroom. The MC should hop on the microphone and essentially give guests the lay of the land, saying something like, “Hey, my name is Alex, I’m going to be your entertainer tonight–we have our bathrooms over in this area, we have a designated smoking area over here, this is where you can get water, there’s also a dinner chart,” and so on and so forth. People should not have to ask for these things individually.
We suggest making announcements every five minutes surrounding an event. Before an event, you would give a fifteen-minute announcement, then a ten-minute warning, and then finally give a five-minute heads-up. Right before the event, get everyone on the same page so everything runs as smoothly as possible. At dinner, the MC can help to direct traffic and keep people in the loop with announcements. Before the toasts and speeches, make sure you know the correct order so that the microphone can be passed seamlessly without awkwardness. You also want to teach the speakers how to properly speak into the microphone so that everyone can hear clearly. Communication with the catering company can inform additional announcements about food, drink, etc. Again, make sure your MC has the play-by-play so they can make your event go as smooth as possible.