Ask AnchorBlanc: What is the Average Wedding Emcee Cost in Singapore?
Updated: Jan 11, 2021
Before finding out more about Wedding Emcee Cost, do read this article first if you are still deciding whether you should engage a Wedding Emcee or not.
If the answer is a yes, what then is the Average Wedding MC cost in Singapore?
I'll jump straight to my answer:
There is No Average.
It depends on many factors.
Unlike, say, a Covid 19 mask, where the same model will give you the exact same function, size, and quality, different emcees have different defining factors that make them price differently.
This results in everyone's wedding emcee price being different. I've seen some professional Emcees go as low as $100 (and I'm not even talking about friendship pricing). I've seen some Emcees go as high as a few thousand.
The cost to hire an emcee is so varied that it's hard to put a finger on it.
I will, however, give you some guidelines for you to estimate, so that you will not get duped or chopped.
Wedding MC Cost: Key Points to Look Out For
Someone who has less experience might price lower to enter the market.
I'm no sour grape and I feel all is fair in business, but the main issue is whether it will pose risks for your big day.
You've only got one big day, and just as a personal opinion, if someone is dirt cheap, there must be a reason, and perhaps do your due diligence in checking their past experiences.
Ultimately, the choice is still yours.
2) Unique Selling Point(s):
An Emcee's USP may not be something as unique as Beatboxing (shameless plug here) or Magic or Stand Up, it could be something as useful as their
Planning skills and Responsiveness,
Warmth towards the audience,
Sense of humour,
Ability to engage the audience,
and many many more, even down to their overall packaging and branding as a Wedding Speaker.
This entire plethora of factors all affect the cost to hire an Emcee, making finding an average almost impossible.
Some Billingual MCs in Singapore charge more for this and some don't.
It is important to specify and check with the MC what language you would like them to speak in.
Bottom Line: Do Your Research, and go with your favourite Wedding Speaker
Finding an average price is not necessary, what matters is deciding for yourself which Emcee works best for you, keeping the above factors in mind.
While I am not asking you to choose the most expensive MC around, seeing a speaker price himself or herself extremely cheap might be a warning sign, as Emceeing is hard work.
Take out the guesswork by requesting to see their showreels/videos/portfolios of their past emceeing jobs. The main exceptions that I've seen would be friendship rates, where out of goodwill, that friend or bestie would like to help you all the way with your big day at a low price.
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