Mid week weddings have been on the rise for the last couple of years. Venue availability, price and entertainment availability all play a hand in brides and grooms choosing to avoid a Friday or Saturday wedding.
But I find myself thinking it must be such a treat for guests to enjoy raising a glass in celebration half-way through the week rather than watching the clock at work.
Last week, I had the pleasure of not one, but two mid week weddings, which took place a mere 400m apart (on different days of course).
Donnington Park Farmhouse Wedding
My first event was a wonderful Mix and Mingle at Donnington Park Farmhouse in Castle Donnington. An open brick, traditional location, this venue is growing ever more popular for couples looking for that rustic feel to their big day and it was easy to see why.
Guests milled around the charm of the timber and brick space while I interacted with small crowds and individuals. What was quite a challenge for me on this occasion was the number of children in attendance. Not being a child’s entertainer, I do struggle when people ask if I can do something for ‘the kids’. However, I have to say that children can be a very rewarding but different audience which was exactly the case at this event.
Melbourne View Hotel Wedding
This venue has changed somewhat since I last performed here and there is a separate space for the ceremony and reception, which meant after my Mix and Mingle, I was able to set up for the show without being under the watchful gaze of the guests.
Once I was set up and ready to go, the guests wandered through. Because I was already on stage, it was wonderful to see the looks of excitement, apprehension and nerves on some faces. As an entertainer who thrives on psychology, this was a fantastic way to begin my performance and made for a truly interesting dynamic.
Photographs from the event show the reactions, not just from the guests but also from myself; a room full of laughter is the best kind.
While guests may enjoy the celebrations of a mid-week wedding, I do sometimes find it hard to believe this is what I do for a living: I absolutely love what I do and following 5* reviews from both couples, it clearly shows.
So, if you have a wedding coming up, mid-week or otherwise, and would like to see what I offer by way of unique wedding entertainment, please get in touch!
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There’s nothing quite as exciting as planning your wedding day.
But thinking of ways to make your wedding reception unique and entertaining for all your guests can feel a bit overwhelming. What kind of food will you provide? What type of band or DJ will play music? How will you keep everyone entertained for the entirety of the reception?
It only makes sense that for the most magical day of your life, you hire a wedding magician to add some excitement and mystique to your reception. Not convinced? Keep reading for the top benefits of hiring a magician for your wedding reception!
Keep Your Guests Happy and Entertained
Have you ever thrown a party and found it extremely difficult to have fun because you’re so worried about entertaining your guests?
That’s the last thing you want to be feeling on your wedding day.
Sure, playing music is a good way to provide some entertainment at a wedding, but it can get a bit boring after a while. That’s why hiring a magician is such a great idea! With a magician, you won’t have to worry about whether people are having fun at your wedding. The magician will go out of their way to make sure everyone is intrigued and will keep the party going so you can sit back and enjoy your big day as newlyweds.
Adds Excitement During Breaks
Every wedding has awkward breaks throughout while waiting for the next event to happen. It can often feel a bit tedious for guests to just be sitting around waiting for something to happen.
A wedding magician can add some excitement to those breaks to keep the fun going. For example, right before the reception, guests will be waiting patiently for the wedding party to arrive. This can often take a long time, so having a magician do an act is the perfect way to keep everyone occupied and entertained.
Also, if you’re having a sit-down meal, there are often silences and breaks in between courses.
Your hired magician will fill those gaps with pure engaging entertainment for the whole party to enjoy.
Makes the Day Memorable
Some people are happy to follow strict traditions when it comes to their wedding day, and that’s totally fine.
But if you want your big day to be memorable, not only for you and your partner but for everyone in attendance, you need to add something unique to the party. The key rule is simple; Create some Mystery!
Booking a magician to entertain at your wedding will make your day especially memorable. The tricks will amaze and astound all your friends and family, creating a true sense of mystery. A professional magician will have people talking about it for years to come!
Adds Variety to the Entertainment
Generally, music is the primary form of entertainment at weddings.
A lot of people in attendance are happy dancing the night away and letting loose. But for others, dancing is either a short-lived activity or something that isn’t appealing at all. By adding a magician, you bring a variety of entertainment options for you and your guests. This will be appreciated by your guests, and who doesn’t like a bit of variety?
Magicians provide interactive entertainment, getting your guests involved in the magic of the evening. It’s the perfect way to cater to your guests who prefer not to dance while giving others a break from the dance floor.
Live music is hired by 71% of couples when planning their big day. Wether you are planning on hiring a band or a DJ, one thing for sure is its going to get loud! This can sometimes create a problem for a magician, but there are lots of creative ways that you can happily have both at your wedding.
Appeals to Guests of All Ages
Your wedding is going to have a wide range of ages, from young children to seniors. It’s extremely difficult to find both music and entertainment that everyone can enjoy. The last thing you want is bored toddlers running around wreaking havoc, trust me I have seen it.
Luckily, some magicians can be enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds. It’s the perfect way to engage young kids and older guests who might not be able to partake in partying and dancing all night. Be sure to check with your magician during the booking phase to see if they can perform for children, as not all magicians do
Tailored to Suit You
Magicians are versatile and can tailor their act to suit your preference. Why not consider having a bespoke performance created to really add a special touch to your wedding entertainment?
They often have several tricks up their sleeves and will be happy to discuss different options for entertaining your wedding guests. I have offered a bespoke service for couples for many years now and it never fails to add that extra special something to their big day.
Magicians Can Fit All Wedding Themes
You might be wondering if a magician will go well with your specific wedding theme.
The answer is a resounding yes!
That’s because magicians can put on acts to fit any type of theme, from traditional weddings to vintage to contemporary. A magician can adapt to suit your specific style. A good quality magician will even be able to incorporate your theme into their tricks to add an extra layer of uniqueness!
Magic Is the Perfect Ice Breaker
It’s always difficult having people from different parts of your life come together because the interactions often feel forced.
You’ll probably have a lot of guests sitting with people they’ve never met before and odds are, they’ll need a little help breaking the ice. What better way to get people talking than having a magician mingle with them during the drinks reception? Or maybe your magician can put on an awe-inspiring show for everyone after the speeches?
Magic gets people laughing together and gives people something to talk about for the rest of the evening. What can be better than that? Smiling guests are happy guests!
Hire a Wedding Magician for Your Big Day!
There’s no doubt that hiring a wedding magician is the perfect way to make your big day more special, memorable, and (of course) magical. If you’re interested in hiring your very own magician for your wedding, then look no further! I have been entertaining at weddings for years and have won various awards within the wedding industry. I can guarantee you, your friends, family and of course yourselves will be absolutely amazed and in awe!
Contact me today to learn more about how I can make your wedding day truly unforgettable.