As I have a big day coming up myself next year, I thought I’d talk about weddings, why hiring a professional magician for your wedding is a great idea and what to look out for when booking one! A magician performing at your wedding will relax your guests and get them mixing and laughing. There’ll be lots of great photo opportunities and reaction and the magic is a great ice breaker and talking point throughout the day.

malcolm-15aIts very important to make sure you are booking a professional. You really want to book somebody who does this as a full-time job rather than somebody who has learnt magic as a hobby. You want a high level of service, you want a contract for your peace of mind and you want to be able to relax and know you have spent your money on somebody who really knows what they are doing. Your magician should be a member of The Magic Circle. All of the best magicians in the UK are members of this prestigious organisation and membership is not handed out willy-nilly – you have to be good!

Check out your magician’s website. Are they an experienced performer? Does the website look professional? Do they present themselves smartly and professionally? You don’t want a scruffy magician mingling amongst your well dressed wedding party!

Decide what it is you want the magician to do for you. Do you want him or her to mingle and perform close up magic amongst your guests while you are having photographs taken? This is a very popular option and keeps the guests occupied while you are enjoying your moment. Alternatively, you may wish your magician to circulate around the tables during the wedding breakfast and perform magic whilst your guests are seated. If you have a lot of children at your wedding, then perhaps you’d like the magician to take the children away during the speeches and perform a magic show for them – children get very fidgety and bored during speeches!

There are lots of things to think about but the most important thing is you should be able to enjoy your day and focus on having a good time knowing your magician has everything taken care of and you and your guests will take away some great memories.