The wedding schedule
The work of the Master of Ceremony begins when the guests arrive to attend to the ceremony, either at the church or the marriage hall. Our duty among others are to manage the walk-in (who, in what order) and to get the guests seated etc.
The ceremony is followed by the receiving line, group photos and bouquet throw, after which the guests depart to the venue of the wedding party, where the Master of Ceremony welcomes them again and helps to find their seats by the seating plan.
The new-weds only walk in the room when everyone is seated. This momentum is followed by the speeches and the dinner. After the dinner it is appropriate to take some time to receive the probable wedding gifts, but right after the party has to start - with the first dance of the couple.
The candle light waltz and the wedding cake is the best to be scheduled according to the further events and the mood of the guests. It is the duty of the Master of Ceremony to recognize what is the best time for a new activity, not stopping the party unnecessarily.
The bridal dance (if there is) starts at midnight or a few minutes before midnight, after which the couple changes. Meanwhile the midnight buffet is to be served and so when they return the party can go on.
From this point the party, by temper, continues till dawn.
There are not two of the same weddings, however, when organizing the big day, some parts of it are logically common with others. The schedules of the weddings I work on as a Master of Ceremony are made by the same method, simply because of a better chance to have a meaningful wedding party with good rhythm.
Of course, any other wedding plan can be appropriate - with that you may rely on your MC's abilities.
Bi-lingual Multinational Wedding?
When & Why?
It is preferred to organize a bilingual wedding if a significant part of the guests speak different languages. For instance, if the groom's mother language is English or German, and the bride is Hungarian, the guests half-and-half speak these languages.
The most important criteria of the bilingual weddings is that the organizer - either a wedding planner or a Master of Ceremony - must speak perfectly and fluently both languages.
The foreign member of the couple is lucky if speaks their partner's language - it makes the guests and the parents happy, as it symbolizes the unity. Tearing down language barriers, the bilingual wedding is as smooth and exciting as any other well-organized wedding.
During the party, the duty of the bilingual Master of Ceremony is not to make anybody feel excluded from the event, therefore his task is to tell every information in two languages. Beyond the bilingual confer he also has to be able to continue conversations with the guests, fluently in both languages.
Ceremony in Hungary
The foreign member of the couple has to provide a certificate from the competent authority of their country that proves not having any legal reason against their marriage. The Municipality registration office firstly looks through this certificate and further attached documents, thereafter decides about the possibility of the marriage according to the law of the foreign member's country.
In case if the bilingual civil ceremony held in Hungary, an official translator who authenticates the register is a must. However, it is not required on the bilingual church service.
More and more couples get married in Hungary but many of them has difficulties to find the perfect church service that fits their multinational family's traditions. The denominational service is a solution for these situations: its structure and sacral language are easily admissible for anyone. Our pastors are able to hold multilingual services. Therefore, there are no political or ideological barriers before the marriage.