Do I Need A Wedding Magician?

26TH MARCH 2020

why book a wedding magician

On your wedding day, one question you need to ask yourself is how are you going to entertain your guests? A wedding is one of the most special days in two people’s lives it is a day of celebration shared with family and friends.  There are so many different types of wedding entertainment.  It is worth having a think if a wedding magician might be for you.

Any wedding entertainment you might choose can help to create and maintain that air of celebration.  Helping to turn the day into a really memorable event. Entertainment at a wedding also has many practical uses.  It can add structure to the day and help break the ice between guests who do not know each other.

A Magician as a Wedding Entertainer

Magic is a great form of entertainment for a wedding.  It is versatile, flexible and suitable for a mixed family audience. Many people, young and old, enjoy magic and an experienced wedding magician will be able to perform for the mixture of ages.

There are many wedding magicians in Norfolk and is growing more in popularity.  Many of your guests, however, may have mostly only seen magic on TV and seeing magic performed ‘live’ is quite a novelty for most people and will make your wedding day more memorable.

Norfolk Wedding Magician Sean Goodman

Sean Goodman – Norfolk Wedding Magician

Close-Up Magician for Weddings

Close-up magic and illusion is the most popular and flexible form of wedding entertainment.  A close-up magician doesn’t tend to require any special equipment or facilities such as power or a public address system.  They will normally bring any props etc with them on the day.  A good close up magician also normally doesn’t need much time to set up so can be off and entertaining your guests in minutes.

Compared to many of the other things that you organise for your wedding.  A close-up magician is easy to arrange.  Find the right person for you.  Book the date and time and you’re good to go!

A close-up wedding magician will make their way around your guests.  They will go from guests either seated at tables or standing in small groups.  Spend a few minutes with each group entertaining them by performing some awesome magic. It is often a great way for groups of guests who don’t know each other, to come together and break the ice.

A great wedding magician can provide a great talking point.  I often hear many conversations with guests trying to work out how the trick was performed.  While the magician is entertaining one group, you tend to also have others looking on and seeing and hearing the reactions.  Your wedding magician can bring a real buzz of energy.

Another great thing about close-up magic is that it can fit into any part of your wedding day.  There can often be times when, for your guests, there is less going on.  A wedding magician can be making their way around your guests turning that time into a highlight.

Norfolk Wedding Magician Wayne Goodman

Wayne Goodman – Cambridgeshire Wedding Magician

Some times when you might want a wedding magician

  1.   When guests are arriving at the reception.
  2.   While the formal group photographs are being taken.
  3.   While your guests are waiting for the meal to start.
  4.   Between the courses of the meal (especially if there are a lot of guests to cater for).
  5.   Between the daytime and evening functions.

A professional close-up wedding magician will not be intrusive and will add to your special day without detracting from it or taking it over.

Norfolk Wedding Magician Edd Crafer

Edd Crafer –  Norfolk Wedding Magician

Finding the Perfect Wedding Magician

When you are planning your wedding, it can be very hard to know where to start.  Once you know you want to hire a wedding magician.  Booking an experienced professional will make it much easier. Here are a few things to bear in mind:

  • Make sure the magician has experience as a wedding entertainer by checking their reviews.  Reviews from previous clients can help put your mind at ease that the supplier is what you are looking for.
  • One very important but often overlooked point is to check that the magician has public liability insurance.  They will be interacting with your guests and using props and it is important to know they are covered.
  • Check that the fee is fully inclusive and with no hidden extras such as VAT or travelling expenses.
  • Make sure you obtain a contract or confirmation letter. A contract protects you and makes sure both you and the wedding entertainer are clear about the event.

The most important thing is to ensure you get on with the magician.  Talk to them beforehand, head to a wedding fair to see them in action.  Ask them questions about the way they work and what in their experience goes well on a wedding day.

All in all, when you are picking a wedding magician.  As with any other wedding supplier.  it is important that they are a good fit with you and your day.  It is the most important day of your life and you need to know that they will match the style of wedding day you are planning.

About the Author

Hi. I’m Mike Savory, an award-winning Wedding Videographer from the UK.He is a married dad of two who who loves spending time on his allotment, film, cricket and skiing.

Although I have to admit fear of breaking my recording finger has limited the last two to more watching than taking part nowadays!


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