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.
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.
Adding a magician to the wedding reception will make your day especially memorable, and 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.
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.
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 music and entertainment that everyone can enjoy. The last thing you want is bored toddlers running around wreaking havoc.
Luckily, magic 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.
Tailored to Suit You
Magicians are versatile and can tailor their act to suit your preference.
They often have several tricks up their sleeves and will be happy to discuss different options for entertaining your wedding guests.
For example, you can hire a magician that also does mind-reading to really captivate and engage your guests.
You can also let the magician know when to perform and for how long, so their act flows smoothly with the events of the entire 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 modern to eccentric. They can even 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 put on an awe-inspiring show?
It gets people laughing together and gives people something to talk about for the rest of the evening.
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 a magician for your wedding, look no further.
Contact me today to learn more about how I can make your wedding day truly unforgettable.
Your venue, guestlist, flowers and cake are all booked but what can often be the hardest thing to find, is suitable wedding entertainment for hire
What will suit everyone? What will everyone from grandparents to colleagues enjoy? What is the best wedding event entertainment that no one else has had this year? How can we be original and set our day apart from the rest?
I know these are the questions you will have asked yourselves and not because I am a mind reader but because I have been on the wedding circuit for enough years to know how the perfect entertainment can make your special day spectacular for everyone.
So, let’s not make this a mind-reading exercise for you.
Here is why a mind reader would be ideal for your wedding entertainment.
Bands, comedians, solo-singers and musicians are all fantastic entertainment ideas for weddings, but they need to take centre stage for the most part. However, as a mind reader, I can seamlessly mix and mingle with your guests during the drinks reception and create a buzz and keeps guests enthralled while you have your wedding photographs taken. I can perform to individuals or small groups and provide that element of wonder and excitement that is missing in your brief absence.
“He entertained our guests so well to the point I could hear them screaming with awe as we were having photos.”Mr and Mrs Wooly.
2. Lasting impressions
Not only does an act like this make for a great photo opportunity (and trust me some of the reactions are fantastic) but the sense of awe and wonder I can create will mean your special day is talked about for months if not years to come. I can create a lasting feeling of intrigue and amazement which makes your wedding entertainment more than just a part of the day; it makes it a lasting memory – along with the dress, the Best Man’s speech and Aunt Mary’s surprise performance of Gang-Nam Style during the DJ set.
3. Audience interaction
One of the most rewarding aspects of performing the wedding entertainment I provide, is the element of audience interaction. Your special day is about you for the main part and celebrating your love for one another, but you also want an aspect of your day to focus on the people you invited to share that day with you. Having an act that can mix with your guests and perform with them is truly original whether you want that to be for 30 minutes or two hours.
“All the guests were amazed – this is exactly what we wanted.”Mr and Mrs Jackson
4. Large scale performance
As I’ve stated, my act is versatile and can be performed on a larger scale as a ‘Wedding Show’. A stand alone, interactive, one-hour performance following your meal can help conclude your special day before your evening guests arrive.
“All of our guests and ourselves were amazed by his tricks and people are still talking about them today. His skill has to be seen to be believed.”Mr and Mrs Holmes
5. Tailored to suit you
You can choose bands and singers to suit your tastes but do their acts revolve around you as a couple? With my bespoke wedding entertainment for hire, I can create an unforgettable entertainment set that can include mix and mingles alongside a personalised showcase that can see us embarrassing the Best Man, celebrating the Maid of Honour or telling the story of how you met but with that magical touch.
As far as ideas for wedding entertainment go, my act can be anything and everything you need and want it to be.