The Difference Between A DJ And An MC

As the hosts of your wedding, you will want to provide your guests with the very best entertainment there is. Not to mention, to have a wonderful day that will last forever in your memories. Along with planning to serve the best food, taste the most delicious cake, have the most amazing drinks, it’s time to plan your wedding entertainment.

Something that we’ve been asked as event entertainment planners is; “What is the difference between a master of ceremonies (MC) and a DJ?” While your nephew may claim that he can do both for a “small fee”, these are traditionally two different wedding entertainment roles.

In summary, your DJ will handle the music, and an MC is in charge of announcements, communicating with your guests and guiding the flow of your wedding celebrations. However, there are some DJ’s that may be able to make announcements and such, it all depends on the entertainment company. Be sure to ask when hiring your wedding entertainment.

The Difference Between A Wedding DJ And An MC


If you’ve been to a wedding with an MC, You saw that they are the ones that announce dinner times and the couple’s first dance as man and wife. An MC can bring as much or as little personality to the stage as you’d like. Some couples will appreciate having a few laughs while others may prefer a more uniform wedding and reception. An MC can entertain your guests, especially if they bring a little personality into their announcements.

The DJ (or Disc Jockey) is the person who plays music throughout your wedding. Following your day’s theme, your professional DJ will be able to manipulate the crowd for a toe-tapping evening of fun. Hiring a high-quality DJ is extremely important because they will be the one to help you create the perfect ambience for your wedding.

The main difference between an MC and a DJ is the music. Hiring a professional DJ from Red Tie Band will guarantee a musical experience that you and your guests won’t soon forget.

If you are planning your wedding and looking for musical stylings that will not disappoint, get in touch with Red Tie Band. We will tailor a line up to perfectly suit your special day with a professional wedding DJ Gold Coast.