The most talked-about wedding emcee is of course Mr William Lee. Be it forums, feedback on wedding websites or blogs, there is so much mentioning of his name. So I guess naturally he is the person I am going to write about and introduce to you people. As usual I would do my rounds of surveying and examining his work. He speaks very professionally without the “uh” and “err” pauses in between. The words come out natural, they do not appear to be pretentious. Impressive delivery of message as well.
Due to his popularity he would have been booked up to 2 years in advance, so confirm him fast. He may not return your calls as he is extremely busy and he is expensive too. If you are looking for someone to coordinate the wedding day, William Lee is also capable of over-seeing the events for you. I have selected a couple of videos which showcase his talents in hosting wedding events in English and Mandarin.
The bride and groom cut the cake accompanied by William’s words and soothing voice during the wedding:
William Lee emceeing the pouring of wine ceremony in Mandarin and English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc5vf95mD0M
Wedding cinematography which shows him conducting the vows and pledging ceremony in English. You have to fast forward to that part, which is a short section:
For his spoken English, here’s a clip of William as an emcee for the ISQ 2011 Award Presentation. You can listen to the usage of words, pronunciation, clarity and intonation:
He shows his wittiness as the host in the AVEVA World Summit 2011 at Shangri-la Singapore (English):
It is wise to always refer to feedback of past customers. While we cannot trust every comment 100%, they serve as guidelines for couples to source for the perfect vendor close to their needs. In a nutshell, William Lee is great, everyone likes him, he coordinates the wedding event coherently, is entertaining and funny at the same time. There will be less excitement if all emcees use a similar set of script in every wedding. William stands out in the way that he surprises his clients, in a good way. He also provides suggestions to create a more memorable celebration for the groom and bride.
Price/Value: Slightly on the pricier side but you’ll not regret getting him
William’s charges vary according to the complexity of the program, but he generally charge RM2,600 for wedding reception planning, coordinating and bilingual emceeing (English, Mandarin or Cantonese). This package also include one assistant. His team, which acts as personal DJ and timekeeper throughout, will liaise with all parties involved in the event: banquet manager, performers, PA and lighting personnels, etc, to ensure smooth and successful event.
As for my wedding, we paid RM3,000 (after RM200 discount) for planning, coordinating and emceeing both solemnization ceremony and wedding reception.
Quality of Service: Excellent
If you’re looking for an emcee for your event, I highly recommend William Lee. Look for no other. He’s REALLY GOOD!! While some emcees simply introduce people and make announcements, this guy has a myriad entertaining styles of doing them. Composed and flexible, William definitely has excellent stage presence, exceptional audience rapport and communicates very effectively. Also, he is perfectly capable of setting the perfect tone for the event, managing time effectively, making everyone feel welcome and at ease…More importantly, he does not hog the limelight!! All my guests, even my elderly Chinese speaking relatives, were singing praises of him!
With experience as RTM2 TV Program Host, Speaker, Emcee, Trainer, Translator and AiFM Radio DJ, William has sufficient exposure and knowledge to get the wedding event in control with his pleasing voice. He is also a Program Producer, Event Planner, Event Coordinator and Voice Artist.
William Lee – Professional Wedding Emcee
Website: williamlee.com.my (this site may be harmful)
Tel: 016-996 5784
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