What I Do

The Planning Phase:

As a coordinator of events, I am usually in co-operation with your chosen wedding planner early in the planning process, not so much to make decisions, but to make sure the order of events and the time frame in which the events need to occur are right and a perfect “run sheet” is produced. If asked to, I will give personalised advice on scheduling your events based on lots of experience working together with and knowing the practices of the best vendors available in the country.

The Wedding Day:

Dressed for the occasion and always with a smile, I will be there for you throughout the day.

The Wedding MC is basically the host and communications person of the event. Drawing the wedding party’s attention to important events (e.g. cake cutting, tossing of the bouquet, first dance, special surprises etc.) as well as making informative announcements to avoid confusion are vital parts of my tasks. When is it time for tables to approach the buffet line? Where should presents be placed? When and where will the garter toss commence? Can Uncle Tom steal the bride for a nice sunset shot outside right now? These are just a few of the hundreds of questions I am always ready to answer with a smile.

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Tossing the bridal bouquet: Fun and traditions at the same time. Go for it! It never fails to entertain.

How I speak:

I understand the importance of coordinating your guests, whilst do my best to make them feel both involved and welcome. I am absolutely aware that it is about the bride and groom and not about the MC’s fifteen minutes of fame. I am not the guy who will steal the spotlight from everybody. I will rather introduce the key players and heroes of the night, and facilitate every aspect of fun and help events go smoothly.

When I speak, I am open and friendly, enthusiastic and entertainment-centered but keeping the celebratory atmosphere of the day and night by keeping the couple (you!) in focus.

Some couples know exactly what announcements should be made by the wedding EMCEE, some have special requests, but they usually include some or all of the following:

Dunai Mihály ceremóniamester konferál, szórakoztat, irányít ahol kell.

  1. Welcoming guests before the ceremony/ies (at the church or other locations)
  2. Announcing who should be in the formal group photos (elements of fun welcome!)
  3. Announcing when/where/how dinner is served
  4. Welcoming the Bride and Groom into the dining area (getting the huge rounds of applause they deserve)
  5. Introducing the Father of the Bride’s speech (if any)
  6. Introducing the Groom’s speech – and any other toasts.
  7. Introducing the first dance (waltz, slow-dance or creative dance)
  8. Announcing the cutting of the cake
  9. Organising and leading The Bride’s last Dance (a Hungarian Tradition)
  10. Making surprise announcements and leading pre-planned Wedding Games (if any)

+ many more… including the leading of bespoke activities and international, as well as Hungarian wedding traditions on request.

About Wedding Games:

Personally, I prefer when weddings are about fun, dancing and celebrating with the people you love, and not turned into a live game show starring the Wedding MC. Believe me, weddings are a lot of fun without otrganised activities for the guests, too! However, sometimes international weddings can have that extra touch with one (and not more) well devised, entertaining and informative game focusing on the couple, their countries’ culture and/or their past, present and future together. I have developed a one of a kind quiz game that involves all guests and has an absolute winner with a great award. People always love to play along and this can be a great way to ease the mood pefore the party kicks in. However, I truly believe a wedding can be just as much fun without any (!) games, too – so do not feel obligated to have them at your wedding. You can spend some quality time with your guests instead, too :).

With a little creativity,  I am happy to let you in on some of my creative ideas for involving your guests int events of the day and night. Knowing more about your plans will help us decide if planning a game is needed at all – or we should rather let the party roll.

A well-prepared and fun game can set the mood for the great party and dancing. The key is to stay easy-going and upbeat.

Behind the Scenes:

It’s all about teamwork. Throughout the day/night. It’s my job to make sure that even when you are only focused on having the time of your life, being all nerves before the church ceremony, dancing like crazy or toasting with the bridesmaids, – the timeline of the wedding day is accurate, concise, and runs as smoothly as possible. Invisible and working closely with your wedding planner, I will also be there for you to make sure everything is running on time and that the DJ, photographer and filmmakers are cued to capture key moments.

So that you truly have the time to focus only on what is really important, especially on a night like this: each other.

Working on the Map of the World:

WEdding Master of ceremonies / wedding Host / The Wedding MC / ceremóniamester világtérképeWeddings in Hungary are more and more popular  with couples from other countries. Here’s a list of places where some of my past international couples came from:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland,  Israel, Italy, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and The United States of America.

Yes, I would LOVE to expand this list further!

The Wedding MC - Wedding Master of Ceremonies in action - Unforgettable Weddings in Budapest & Hungary
The Wedding MC – Wedding Master of Ceremonies in action – Unforgettable Weddings in Budapest & Hungary

So, well…

If, after reading this short introduction, you are still with me, it is a great sign!

If you feel that I might be the person who has what it takes to be with you on your day and help you make that day the Best Day of your lives, take a look around my website then get in touch with me, tell me about yourselves, your plans and your dream-wedding and we will surely be able to see if you are looking for something that I can provide you with, or even better, if you are looking for me.

Meanwhile, here you can read some of the wedding testimonials I have received…

Who said bridal party shots needed to be boring? Well, not me, that is for sure! And Teri Lee agreed just fine.
The Wedding MC - Wedding Master of Ceremonies in action - Unforgettable Weddings in Budapest & Hungary
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