My name is Mihaly, but everyone calls me Misi (‘Mi-Shi). I live in Budapest, Hungary – I am Hungarian by birth, born and raised in our lovely Capital City, but and having spent some time in England and also attended College in the U.S.A. – I speak fluent English, too. Whether your event will be in English or in Hungarian – I am comfortable in both languages.
I have been living in the World of Weddings for more than 10 years now and I can say I have never enjoyed anything this much. I LOVE weddings. I have witnessed and helped more than 150 couple’s happiness on their Big Day up to this point. I have learned through real experience what sometimes tiny details can make a wedding day truly perfect.
With about a little more than 150 weddings’ experience I have a fresh attitude, energy and willingness to always give more and more – and become an important and very useful part of beautiful weddings like yours.
As MC and/or Celebrant I put my heart and soul into every single event I am asked to host – you can be sure of that. And so are the country’s best wedding planners who recommend me.
As a Master of Ceremonies it is my primary goal to make sure the day and evening goes as smoothly as possible, taking the pressure off the happy couple and allowing them (you) to forget about the practical concerns of the event and focus on having a good time and living the moments as they deserve to be lived.
My abilities to work in a team was recognized by wedding planners and the very best vendors in the country: I am a proud three time nominee and a winner of the Hungarian Wedding Awards, too, doubtlessly the achievement of the highest possible reputation in the world of weddings in Hungary.
I am organized, prepared, energetic, elegant (but never overdressing the groom), communicative, easy to approach and easy-going. I am a Wedding MC who knows what he’s doing, but more importantly, who he’s doing it for.
You will stay the true heroes of the night – I am only there just to shine the light on the two of you – and make moments happen as they really should.
So keep reading about some details of my work if you think you would like to know more about me – I hope by the end you will feel like: Yepp, He’s our wedding host! We’ve found him!
WHAT I DO AS YOUR WEDDING MC:
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.
How I speak:
I understand the importance of coordinating your guests and I’ll 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 but also 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:
- Welcoming guests before the ceremony/ies (at the church or other locations)
- Announcing who should be in the formal group photos (elements of fun welcome!)
- Announcing when/where/how dinner is served
- Welcoming the Bride and Groom into the dining area A.K.A THE GREAT & LOUD ENTRANCE” (getting the huge rounds of applause you deserve)
- Introducing family members’ toasts / speeches
- Introducing the Groom’s speech
- Introducing the first dance (waltz, slow-dance or creative dance)
- Announcing the cutting of the cake
- Organising, introducing and leading The Bridal Dance (a Hungarian Tradition)
- Making surprise announcements and leading pre-planned Wedding Games (if any)
+ many more….
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 organised 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 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 before 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 into the 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.
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 enjoying a drink with the bridesmaids, – the timeline of the wedding day keeps running as smoothly as possible. Invisible and working closely with your chosen wedding planner and/or venue rep, I will also be there for you to make sure everything is running on time and that the DJ, photographer and filmmakers are also cued to the next event of the day and 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:
Weddings 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, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and The United States of America.
And Yes, I would LOVE to expand this list!
If, after reading this 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 turn that day into the Best Day of your lives, take a look around the website then get in touch with me by filling out this online form, 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 give you as a Wedding MC.
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