Let’s be honest, everybody loves a great party trick! Hiring a wedding magician is THE perfect ice breaker and will definitely get the guests talking amongst themselves.We asked professional wedding Magician Stephen James to give us his top reasons why you should add a bit of magic to your big day.
“Over many years of performing magic I have noticed something. Many people don’t seem to realise what a magician can add to an event, and they often have a perception of magic that is incorrect. People have this image of an old man in a tatty suit (probably with elbow patches) pulling rabbits out of hats. I have found the best way to break this misconception is to perform to people. You’d be surprised how grown adults can react when you do something that they can’t explain.
So where would a magician fit into your wedding? I specialise in close-up magic, which essentially involves me walking around and performing magic to people in the room. Think of TV shows where magicians like Dynamo walk the street and perform to people; it’s someone doing that at your wedding in a nice suit.
A magician will add the following benefits to your wedding:
1) Getting People Excited
The best thing about being a magician is walking up to a group of people and getting them excited. Walking around a drinks reception I see everyone perk up as I tell them which word they’re thinking of, make bank notes float before their eyes or surprise them with smoke and fire.
When I’m table hopping people often get excited that I will be at their table soon, since they have heard cheers and excitement from previous tables I have performed at.
2) Filling In The Gaps
At weddings there are often gaps in the day. This can be when photos are being taken, whilst waiting for food or even at the wedding party later on. There are also gaps at events where you may not expect them, for example it may be the band or DJ’s slot but there might be guests who don’t want to strut their stuff on the dance floor, preferring to ‘hide’ in the seating area.
As a magician I walk around and fill in these gaps so they become part of the highlight of your day that people remember, ensuring everyone is entertained.
3) Breaking The Ice
So, your guests have sat down for a meal and they are going through the motions of small talk, it is definitely time for a magician to come and break the ice!
This brings the group on each table together as they all experience the magic together, and after I have performed they usually go beyond small talk to discussing theories on how I pushed their wine bottle through the table, or how their ring vanished from my hand into a sealed envelope in my wallet.
4) Photos & Videos
If you are hoping to capture good footage or photos for memories I can help with this as well, providing your photographer or videographer with lots of opportunities to catch guests laughing and interacting as magic is performed to them.
Ultimately, magic has to be experienced. So why not think about booking a good magician for your wedding?”
For more magical suprises make sure you pay Magician Stephen James a visit on stand G74 at London Olympia this Autumn.