MC Phil is Victoria’s premier Wedding MC

wedding MC Phil
Organised and entertaining MC Phil from Victoria

From Melbourne to Perth, Phil travels the world as a warm and friendly professional wedding MC. Your guests will love his enthusiasm and welcoming smile.

The Wedding MC Directory is so proud to present the confidence and charm of Melburnian Phil.

Your wedding reception will be organised and entertaining with seasoned professional Phil right by your side – helping you both to relax and enjoy the company of your guests. They instantly trust that the approachable bloke up front will confidently take them through the evening. Phil believes that every wedding reception should be unique, personal and exciting.

His enthusiasm is contagious; your guests will feel it and want to join in.

With an exuberant nature, Phil always gives each client 100% and he’ll do everything possible to make your reception run smoothly.

Born in Australia to German parents, Phil speaks fluent German. Phil is based in Melbourne but works right across Australia; particularly Adelaide and Perth

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As Phil himself says:
The organisation of a wedding reception should not give way to having fun. Why not have both! I will take as much time as your need to understand exactly how you wish your event to run – and then use my many years of MC experience to make sure your dreams are fulfilled and your expectations exceeded. I will do everything possible to make your reception runs smoothly – and add those little touches of light humour that your audience will enjoy.

 

What’s the go with coloured microphones ??

As I was about to walk onstage, the AV guy handed me my cordless microphone – my all-time favourite bit of tech – a lovely Shure SM58 – the finest sound possible.

But this was not the same microphone I had tested earlier. This mic had a bright orange ring around the top of it making it look like a lollipop.

“What’s this?” I asked still mounting the steps.

“It’s so I can tell it’s your microphone” the AV  mumbled

“What about the number system we’ve always used?” I questioned

“Ah this is so I can tell it’s your microphone from the back of the room”

“If I was a clown, fair enough” I said “but it doesn’t match my dinner suit”

I managed to wriggle the ugly piece of styrofoam off; and handed it to the guy just as I stepped on to the stage. “I’m on microphone number one”

Since this episode, I’ve noticed less experienced MCs helplessly try to look elegant with this ridiculous accessory attached to their main piece of equipment.

Shortly after this episode, I attended an outdoor birthday celebration for the queen of Thailand – and there it was! This elegant affair hijacked by a ridiculous orange ring around the MCs microphone (see photos below)

Has anyone else had to deal with this problem?

chiang mai festival outdoors cabaret thai pae gate compere orange ring
lose the ring
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it started as an elegant affair
chiang mai festival outdoors cabaret thai pae gate compere orange ring
the compere was trying to look elegant as an emcee should – made difficult by this stupid accessory

 

 

Important changes to wireless microphones from 2015

The 1st January 2015 sees the change of laws regarding the use of handheld and lapel wireless microphones in Australia that may impact your MC preparation and performance

It is now illegal to use a cordless microphones on the current UHF bandwidth.

In short, the current frequency range of 694–820 MHz has been absorbed by the expanding television industry

Check if you can switch over your system to another range – by calling the system manufacturer or visit the website here

The main frequency ranges where a wireless audio transmitters can now work are 520–694 MHz and 1790–1800 MHz.

I just dropped a few hundred dollars updating my portable MIPRO system

I had to buy an entirely new microphone (the transmitter) and substitute a new piece of hardware in the receiver box that also doubles as the portable speaker and CD player

PS If you are looking to buy a new system, then be extra careful because, naturally there are now many very cheap PA systems flooding the market !

 

Lazy MCs are those that think they are part of the main attraction

Some MCs receive a justified bad rap from the public.

The reason is the emcee arrogantly starts to think of themselves as one of the main attractions.

All they want to do is make a couple of easy announcements or read out a few names. This is a fatal mistake caused by an over—inflated ego.

Instead, a great MC is more proactively involved and helping the event to succeed.

For instance, I am constantly amazed at how unhelpful some well-known MCs are when it comes to helping the guest speaker give a good presentation.

Take the other night at the NRL Grand Final post-match prize-giving. The photo says it all

south sydney, same burgess, ken sutcliffe,
poor sam burgess bending over to say a few words at the NRL grand final – lazy MC should’ve made it easy for him instead of leaving the lectern early!

How often have you witnessed the star of the show bending down to speak into the microphone?

The MC (Ken Sutcliffe from Channel 9 Sports) should’ve stayed at the lectern until the winner arrived and taken the time to adjust the height of the microphone to suit the speaker.

Instead, he left the space bare after he announced the medal winner – so Sam Burgess arrived at an empty lectern with the microphone down near his chest :(

A very poor performance from Ken.

REMEMBER: the MC is always an expert at making everyone else the star of the show; so be proactive and thoughtful enough to adjust the microphone for the height of the speaker.

 

The Wedding MC announces the Grand Entrance at Dockside Darling Harbour Sydney

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http://wedding-mc.com/ – Taken from the video series A NIGHT IN THE LIFE OF A WEDDING MC Pete Miller shows how to manage the Grand Entrance of the bride and groom and introduce the bridal party.

 

Candy Tables Dominate

Sweet tables have grabbed the imagination of the brides this wedding season

Here is another variation that we haven’t seen before. The white jar at the back had gingerbread hidden in them; once discovered, they didn’t last long.

Candy tables at wedding receptions emcee choice
a classy display of confectionary that is worth a comment from the master of ceremonies

This Master of Ceremonies particularly liked the little name tags

There was no need for this sweets table to be covered over and hidden from view.  We simply managed to slide it into place on the other side of the bridal table when the cake was cut. It worked a treat (excuse the pun)

PS will be blogging soon we will be blogging soon about some amazing wedding dresses – recently there has been so many extra-ordinary designs – you are gonna love them!

 

Check out the difference a professional wedding MC can make to the success off a modern wedding reception

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The modern bride and groom are all using well-spoken, tactful and tasteful professional MCs to lead their wedding reception.

 

Jakarta Wedding Festival 2012

Jakarta wedding festival
Sophisticated and very large wedding expo held annually in Jakarta Indonesia previews the latest trends in the the bridal industry

 

“Wedding Ku” is back with the world’s largest wedding expo for 3 days at the Jakarta Convention Centre from Friday the 3rd of August and running until Sunday the 5th August 2012.
It will be a great chance for everyone to meet all the leading Indonesian wedding vendors who will showcase their latest strategies to take complete care of every bride and groom.
 

Seal is sensational and sexy without saying so …

seal is the complete entertainer
Seal has carefully crafted his cool image that makes women want him and men want to be like him

 

SEAL: this funky Englishman’s got rough face – but a supa-smooth soul.The winning coach said that Karise won because she showed her strength through her vulnerability. True!

 

The Wedding Master of Ceremonies ‘MONEY’ shot

Good photos are still worth a thousand words …

peter miller wedding mc at curzon hall
you need to take lots of photos to get a good in-action shot

A photo of you ‘in action’ as the Master of Ceremonies at a wedding reception is still the best way to promote your services to other bride and grooms.

A good photo should instantly reveal your personality for the whole world to see. It must imply ‘Hi there – I am organized. I am entertaining. And I am here to serve you.’

For a Master of Ceremonies this means microphone in hand, smiling and creating rapport with their audience.

wedding master of ceremonies hero shot
a perfect MC photo

 This is 1000x better than the staged studio shot.

Unfortunately, these shots are difficult to find; most of them will look like you are trying to shove the microphone up your nose!

The next best thing is a photo of the wedding MC with your happy clients – the bride and groom.

At WeddingMC.com.au, we have instructed all our Master of Ceremonies to take their camera with them and ensure the bride is in the centre; this needs to be a threesome shot; like a combined effort.

Also the MC should be holding the microphone somewhere around their chest height so it is included in the photo – that way, there is no mistaking who is the one working the crowd.

the MC, the microphone and the lectern are all good friends
this shot has generated me a ton of work – that’s why it is featured in our Blog header

I’ve managed to get better at this over the years – you can see my results by clicking here

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