Hiring a Wedding Magician – Tips & Advice

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Booking a Magician for your Wedding

Hiring a Magician for your wedding is the perfect ice-breaker for your guests. There are several types of Magicians available including Close-up Magicians, Cabaret/Stage Magicians, Illusionists, Mentalists / Mind Readers & Children’s Magicians.

You can view all of our Magic and Illusion categories and acts here and more specifically check out these magicians that are especially suited for weddings.

They can all bring something special to your wedding breakfast, dinner or evening reception. We will give you a good introduction to all of them here.

Hiring a Close-up Magician

A Close-up Magician will perform miracles right under your nose, usually with a repertoire including sleight of hand card magic, coin magic, rope magic, making objects disappear and reappear in your guests’ hands, changing the currency of bank notes, pushing bottles through tables, sticking signed cards to ceilings and all sorts of other unbelievable tricks and wizardry!

They can mingle with guests to inject some magic and amazement at your drinks reception or throughout the evening, performing to guests standing at the bar or out on the balcony, or they can move around from group to group. Basically wherever there are people, a Close-up Magician can entertain. They can also stroll around from table to table at your wedding breakfast, lunch or dinner, baffling and delighting guests of all ages. It’s a great way to pass the time in between courses!

Close-up Magician

A full-time professional Close-up Magician is a skilled craftsman who never fails to leave his audience awestruck.

Hiring a Mentalist / Mind Reader

Mentalists/Mind Readers perform mind reading routines. They will ask for a number, a card or another object to be written down or merely thought. They will then completely blow your guests away by mysteriously managing to guess what it is. Some Close-up Magicians also perform mind reading routines, so you can look at their publicity or contact them to ask if this is something they can offer.

Hiring an Illusionist, Cabaret / Stage Magician

Amongst the all the options to consider for your evening reception is magic or illusion performed on stage. This allows your entire audience of guests to be entertained at the same time. If your venue has a stage with enough space, an Illusionist could be a fantastic way to impress and for smaller venues, a Cabaret / Stage Magician is equally impressive and an ideal form of wedding entertainment.

They could really bring the party to life and include the groom in a comedy routine. Or how about hiring an Illusionist to saw the bride in half! Bear in mind that Mentalists & Mind Readers also perform stage shows which, if to your taste, could also be a great choice of evening wedding entertainment.

Martin John is one of the UK’s premier Cabaret Magicians, with more than two thousand shows under his belt including television appearances, corporate events, functions, weddings and wedding receptions. A consummate showman, he will amaze you with his visual magic productions. Parasols appear from thin air, silks turn into canes and objects levitate around the room!

Take a look at Martin in action here:

With a unique talent and a spellbinding show that combines magic with comedy, you are guaranteed a fun packed night of entertainment.

Hiring a Children’s Magician

Childrens Magician

Hiring a Children’s Magician is a fantastic way to add some extra special fun to the drinks reception at a wedding. You can relax, mingle with your guests and sip champagne, in the knowledge that the kids will be thrilled with dazzling trickery and mind-blowing illusions, all wrapped up in a crazily fun show!

It’s a fact that most children will not appreciate the evening reception at a wedding, so why not have a Children’s Magician set up a table at the corner of the main hall where they will be captivated by wizardry that may include puppets, silly faces and definitely a whole load of belly laughs! Booking a magician for the kids is one of the various ways to keep kids entertained during the reception – see a selection of other ideas to keep children entertained during a wedding reception here.

We hope this has helped in choosing the right type of magical entertainment for your wedding.

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