Guide To Hiring A Wedding Magician

Wedding Entertainment

UPDATED: 27TH JULY 2018

I love being a wedding magician. There’s just something about the day that makes it so much fun. Everybody is happy and smiley (and has access to ample, and possibly free, alcohol) – they’re all here to celebrate your wedding and have fun.

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But, mostly for the drink.

It makes my job as a wedding magician very easy.

If you’ve been lucky enough to see a magician perform at a wedding, you’ll know what a fabulous idea it is. We can get your guests laughing and having fun, allowing you to relax and enjoy YOUR big day.

In this post, I outline some of the main ways in which a wedding magician could help your wedding day be even more fabulous than it undoubtedly will be.

Every wedding is different though, so there are no hard and fast rules about wedding entertainment (apart from a magician being the perfect choice for any wedding, obvs).

That’s one of the best things about close up magic though – it’s versatile enough to suit any kind of wedding. All I need is a bunch of adults and the potential for boredom and I can get started!

The best thing you can do is to get in touch and tell me as much as you can about your wedding. Tell me about your hopes, dreams and your guests. Let me know what you like, love and hate, what you’re worried about, what you’re excited about.

Tell me everything and I’ll come up with some ideas on how I can best help you have your perfect wedding day.


Congratulations! You’ve decided to get married – yay! Have you got a venue in mind, a dress you love and a husband that you can put up with for 50 years? Excellent. Now, to plan the wedding…

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No matter how well you plan everything, there’s always something that niggles inside your head. Just something little, but something… It may any of the these:

  • Are you worried about guests not mingling when they arrive for the wedding reception?
  • Is there someone that you think will be shy and need someone to help them break the ice?
  • Do you want to relax while you are having your photo’s taken, without having to rush back to keep your guests happy?
  • Do you have any ‘gaps’ in your day that you worry about?
  • Do you worry that you may need something to cover for any delays?
  • Are you worried that some entertainment needs a large space, stage or lighting set up?
  • Are you unsure if you’re wedding is going to be indoors or out?
  • Are you looking for some entertainment between the meal and the evening disco, something to keep the energy and excitement levels up?
  • Do you want something totally flexible, totally unique and versatile that it will be able to work around your day and still entertain your guests, even with those last minute changes?

It’s little, stressy, niggly things like these that can build up, causing you to worry about certain aspects of your day.

Let me show you how a wedding magician can help:

John is one of the best magicians I have ever seen in action. He was excellent with our guests and really went a long way to amaze and entertain them. I was particularly impressed by how funny he is and not only are you getting a magician for your money you are getting someone that is sure to make you laugh out loud. I would wholeheartedly recommend John to anyone who is considering a close up magician. He would be perfect for practically any special occasion: Weddings, Corporate, Parties etc. – he really brings a group of people together and elevates the mood of the event.” – Joanne Evernden, Event Co-ordinator, Tents and Events

Are you worried about guests not mingling or being shy as they arrive for the wedding?

A close-up magician can bring people together with a trick, without it being a daunting formal introduction. Guests stood off to one side can be beckoned in, joining the group without it feeling pressured or causing anxiety.

After a few moments of magic, the group is more relaxed and a bond has built among them. They have a shared experience – laughter – and have had a good time together – a strong rapport building technique.

Wedding day magic that allows you to relax and enjoy your special day!

Do you want to relax while you are having your photo’s taken, without having to rush back to keep your guests from getting bored?

Rather than worrying about your guests being bored or having nothing to do while you’re waiting for that perfect pose with Aunty Edna, I can be mingling with your guests, keeping them entertained with magic. It won’t seem like a long wait for them as they laugh and have a great time, so you spend as long as you like waiting for that perfect picture.

“Thank you so much for entertaining the guests at our wedding, I cannot recommend you enough. I had been panicking about the drinks reception being too long and people getting bored, but the guests seemed disappointed when they were called for the wedding breakfast and it was time for you to go. Having never booked any sort of entertainment for a party before, we were not sure what to expect with either the magic or the comedy side but we couldn’t decide what you were better at, they were both equally brilliant. Everyone was amazed with your ability to make people belly laugh whilst performing brilliant tricks. Thank you for helping make our day stress free and being “exceptionally entertainingElizabeth Holmes, Liverpool

Do you have any ‘gaps’ in your day that you worry about?

A gap between the meal and the evening disco is a “lull” moment that brides often worry about, and it’s one that could be filled with magic to keep the energy and excitement levels up (and to stop your guests sneaking off to their rooms, or to the pub to watch the footy!).

Having a close-up wedding magician walk round, entertaining small groups can stop you worrying about your guests getting restless or bored.

“John, Thank you so much for entertaining our wedding guests last Friday. We were so sorry not to have a moment to spend with you especially when we heard from all of our guests that you were fabulous and funny too! The main reason I wanted you at our wedding was because I’d heard you were funny and that is certainly reiterated in the feedback from our guests so a BIG THANK YOU John!” – Nicola and Mike, Birmingham

Having a truly versatile performer, such as a wedding magician, means that they can suit their performance to YOUR needs, allowing you to relax and enjoy your day.

I work entirely from my pockets, so I do not need any special table space or lighting. I can work indoors or outdoors, so I can adapt to those last minute changes without any trouble.

If there’s a sudden downpour and everyone is crammed in a gazebo, I can do my thing.

If the groomsmen are having a sneaky fag in the car park, I can do my magic there too!

My material is also family friendly, with the emphasis on humour, though no-one is made to look foolish (aside from me!), so you don’t have to worry about your 4-year-old nephew learning any new 4 letter words.

As a versatile form of wedding entertainment, able to adapt to all pretty much anything you can throw at it, I don’t think close up magic can be beat.

If you want your wedding day to be memorable for your guests and stress-free for you, booking a magician is the way to go.

It’s the perfect wedding WIN-WIN!

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Your guests will be laughing while being amazed – they’ll remember YOUR wedding for years!

What are you waiting for? Fill in the contact form below to tell me about your wedding day and I’ll tell you how I can best help give your guests – and you – a fabulous day!