How to use Wedding magicians
This guide will help you to decide how you can best use wedding magicians to break the ice and make your wedding day different and special.
Having a magician at your wedding is a great way of making your big day uniquely enjoyable, but before you hire magicians for your wedding there are a few things you should know. Take a look at how to hire a magician for general guidelines on how to choose a good quality professional magician for your wedding.
The following will help you decide what you need before you start contacting wedding magicians for quotes.
When to use a Wedding Magician
There are two blocks of time when wedding magicians are best used. The first is after the ceremony when the wedding magician performs mingling magic for guests while photographs are being taken. This can then continue with the magician performing at tables over the course of the wedding breakfast up until the start of the speeches.
The other popular time slot to have a magician perform is during the evening function, in an area separate to where the music and dancing are happening. This means that guests who are not interested in dancing are entertained, along with those who are just taking a break from the dance floor. Providing entertainment during the evening function can also act as a good ice-breaker for any evening guests who have just arrived.
Of course there is a lot of flexibility here and a magician experienced in wedding entertainment will be able to work in with your plans for the day.
Things to Consider when using Wedding Magicians:
Speeches and music are two key traditional aspects of a wedding which should be considered when using wedding magicians.
Speeches: No matter how carefully you brief the best man and the father of the bride to keep it short, often as not speeches will overrun! Many people find it best to make the speeches a natural start or end point for the magic to avoid paying for the magician's waiting time.
Music: You will need to consider how your wedding magician will fit in with any music you have planned, as magicians rely on wedding guests being able to follow what is being said. Three things can help: having the music at a lower level, having a separate "quiet zone" for the magician to work in, or a large room where one end will be quieter. If the DJ or band is expected to be at a volume where conversational speech cannot be easily heard, then you will get better value for money by changing the timing to avoid a clash.
About Mark Cairns
This advice was developed by Professional Magician Mark Cairns. Mark is the ideal hospitality performer, with over ten years experience as a full-time performer. A specialist close up magician for adult audiences, Mark uses these skills at corporate events, weddings
and private parties, and performs while either
mingling with guests or working at the table.
Mark is a member of The Magic Circle.
Contact Mark today to talk about how you can
make your big day one to remember!
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