When Are The Best Times For Wedding Magic?
I LOVE performing at weddings. The buzz that I get, coupled with the feedback that I receive tells me that, of all the types of events that I work at, a wedding is where I can make the most difference.
And it’s true. Close-up magic is a great way to bring guests together, break the ice between strangers or simply add fun and laughter to your day. But when are the best times to use it?
Wedding Magic can be used throughout your day, but I recommend three points in particular that can really benefit from the skills of a professional wedding magician.
Strolling Magic at the Drinks Reception
Following the wedding ceremony, the bride and groom are usually occupied with the wedding photographer. Some guests may not know each other and everyone will be “dry”.
This means that this part of the day can be a little slow. So, it’s an ideal time for me to mingle with small groups, performing short bursts of Close Up Magic.
I pay particular attention to guests at a ‘loose end’ and try to involve them with other groups. Close Up Magic can provide a real talking point to help guests get to know each other. The skill of a good strolling magician at the reception can really set the tone for a great day.
Table Magic at the Wedding Breakfast
Friends and family often come from very different parts of your lives. So, it goes without saying that strangers will often be seated next to each other during the meal.
By performing table magic between courses, (never while people are eating) I can help to alleviate awkward silences by performing short sets of Close Up Magic at each table. The applause from around the tables adds an air of expectation to those awaiting a performance and helps to generate an upbeat, unselfconscious atmosphere around the room.
By working in harmony with the waiting staff, I perform first to those waiting longest for their courses. This helps the meal to run as smoothly as possible.
And while we’re on the subject of the meal, I wrote an article on the best time to perform the wedding speeches. People have told me that it’s been very helpful. If you’re still undecided, you might want to check it out.
Strolling Magic at the Evening Reception
So, the ceremony was a success. The anxiety of the speeches has been forgotten. You and you guests have all enjoyed a wonderful day. The evening reception is a time to relax and have fun.
What a great opportunity for your evening guests to enjoy some good fun close-up magic in a ‘mix and mingle’ style. Late arrivals can quickly be made welcome and integrated with your daytime guests.
A skilled wedding magician performing throughout the evening will help to finish your wedding day in style.