You already know your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life. Friends, family and work colleagues all gather together to be a part of it. You may want entertainment for everyone. What do wedding magicians offer?
Everything adds to the enjoyment and thrill of your big day. Wedding magicians should do that too. But how? Here are some questions you may have:
Why should I hire a wedding magician?
The obvious question to ask! The obvious answer is to entertain your wedding guests… but it is more than that. Family, friends and work colleagues are invited. These diverse groups of people will not necessarily know each other. Experienced wedding magicians know how to handle this. Jon Allen creates an enjoyable atmosphere and gives a shared experience to people. Those few guests who don’t know anyone else are brought into groups and afterwards strangers are now easily chatting away like old friends.
When is the best time to for a wedding magician to be at my wedding?
Drinks reception and when photos are being taken are ideal. Wedding guests stand around; conversations can run dry. The right wedding magician kickstarts a wonderful atmosphere. When it comes to entertaining at weddings, Jon is highly experienced; comfortable talking with anyone. He has an ability to create an instant rapport and puts people at ease so they relax and enjoy the magic. Other factors can decide when the magic is presented e.g. Large number of guests and short drinks reception, other entertainment for guests. Jon has been involved in the entertainment of numerous weddings so is perfect positioned to advise you.
Does it really matter which wedding magician I hire for my big day?
OH YES! A wedding is the most special day in the life of the bride and groom (maybe pushed into second place if put up against the birth of a child). You want everything to be perfect. Wedding magicians are in direct contact with your family, friends and work colleagues. What image does your wedding magician portray? Some magicians work in t-shirts regardless of the event; some have the lingering smell of cigarettes and some are very skilful but lack social skills away from doing the tricks. Check what type of person your potential wedding magician is via their website, videos and a phone call. Jon is always immaculately dressed, never smokes or drinks alcohol and is always considerate to the environments in which he works.
Remember! The most important thing to appreciate when booking wedding magicians is the one thing that makes them different to every other element of your wedding: The magician you choose for your wedding will be in direct social contact with your friends, family and business colleagues.
‘Cheap’ wedding magicians will do just as good a job though, yes?
Possibly the biggest mistake people make when booking a wedding magician is thinking they are all the same. Of course every wedding has a budget so everything has to have a value. If you value what a wedding magician can add to your wedding then it is worth paying slightly more for someone who can deliver want you need. Jon is not cheap but he adds a disproportionate amount of value to your wedding day; an enjoyable atmosphere and magical moments provided by a professional and experienced wedding magician. While guests forget many aspects of a wedding over a short period of time, the magic and entertainment Jon delivers is remembered for years afterwards!
Here are some things to consider when comparing wedding magicians with different fees:
- Have they just decided they need to earn a certain amount per month and will charge according to their lifestyle or have they earned the right to charge a higher fee through experience, ability and knowledge?
- How experienced are they at performing magic at weddings? Someone who needs the experience may well charge less but won’t know the best way to entertain at your wedding.
- If your wedding runs later than the agreed time will they charge you extra for staying longer?
- Are they local or do they have a long journey?
- Are they full time or do they have another job so they are not dependent on their earnings from working as a magician?
- ‘Award-winning magician’ sounds great and might bump up someone’s fee but what are the awards meaningful and/or relevant?
Jon may well be more expensive than most wedding magicians and not as expensive as some. However, the value he adds to your special day is something that cannot be measured in £s.
Is it just close-up magic for weddings?
No. As well as close-up magic, you may wish to have a special performance that all the guests will enjoy together. A stand-up act is a wonderful finale to the magical entertainment. Everyone will enjoy the show and the bride & groom can be central to it with bespoke magic created just for them! If performed during dessert or coffee, the stand-up magic does not need to add any extra time to the schedule. A stand-up magic act can create an amazing atmosphere that permeates through the whole party.
Jon also works with other entertainers to provide a complete entertainment package.
The bottom line? With so many wedding magicians for hire, which one is right for your wedding?
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