Congratulations if you’ve just got engaged! Now comes the fun of planning your special day, and believe me, there’s a lot to think about.
Obviously the first thing you’re going to do is to look for your perfect wedding venue. It’s generally recommended that you book your wedding venue at least 12 to 18 months in advance, especially if you’re planning to get married on a Saturday. The most popular wedding venues, especially in London, get booked up very quickly. Once you’ve got the venue safely booked, you can focus on everything else to create the beautiful wedding you’ve always imagined.
You may think that because you’ve had to book so early, you’ve got lots of time to concentrate on the other aspects of your wedding, but if you leave it too long, chances are you’ll miss out on what you want. As a wedding magician, I generally get booked up around a year in advance, so if you want magical entertainment, you must book your wedding magician sooner rather than later.
Getting the right magician can mean the difference between wowing your guests or leaving them feeling a bit flat! Wedding magicians in London get booked especially early, sometimes over two years in advance. So book early to get the best & avoid disappointment!
If you don’t book your wedding magician early enough, you won’t have enough time to do your research, decide what you want and find the perfect magician who’s available on your wedding day.
Giving yourself plenty of time means you can check out their credentials. Have a look at their websites, read the testimonials and look at the photo gallery and videos. If you see comments such as ‘sheer brilliance’, ‘mind-blowing’, ‘astonishing’, and ‘my guests were talking about it for ages after’, then you know you’re onto a winner.
No two weddings are the same, and no two wedding magicians are either. A good wedding magician will work with you to plan when the best time is for them to perform, and the best type of magic for them to do, for example, close-up magic in the drinks reception, table magic during dinner or cabaret magic in the evening. Also, what sort of magic do you want – contemporary magic, mind-reading, pickpocketing or ice magic? Is there anything in particular you want to be used to create a powerful magical illusion? A good wedding magician will help you create a bespoke programme of magic based on what’s best for your particular mix of guests, especially if there’ll be lots of children at your wedding.
Renowned and experienced wedding magicians are more likely to have built up close working relationships with your chosen venue. That means they’ll be able to work closely with venue staff to make sure they perform at a time that doesn’t interfere with other activities and ensures your special day runs smoothly. Booking a wedding magician at the last minute may mean you don’t get someone with the same familiarity.
Booking your wedding magician early means you’re likely to get a better and more competitive rate. Just like anything else, fees generally go up over time.
Once you’ve booked your wedding magician for your London venue early, you can relax in the knowledge your guests will be talking, laughing and wowed throughout the day.