If you’re romantically inclined, Valentine’s Day will be the most important day of your year. In fact, it’s traditionally the most magical day on which to get down on one knee and propose.
Did you propose or receive a proposal this Valentine’s Day?
If so, you’ll be excited about planning your wedding day and thinking about researching venues, outfits, rings, menus and wedding entertainment ideas! And whilst the day is obviously all about the happy couple, many also like to think about their guests. Your wedding day will whizz by in a whirlwind of activity. Between you, you’ll know all your guests, so when you’re not busy with wedding duties, you’ll be chatting to everyone in the room… or simply gazing into each other’s eyes!
Don’t forget that, although you’ll know all your guests, it’s unlikely that all your guests will know each other because so many people from different groups will be meeting each other for the very first time. To make things easier for them, it’s a great idea to provide entertainment that’ll help break the ice during the drinks reception after the marriage ceremony, especially as that’s the time you’re most likely to be busy with your photographer.
This is an excellent time to introduce a wedding magician. What magic can do is bring different people together to watch, gasp and laugh, and with something in common to talk about, the ice will be well and truly broken. In my experience, after I’ve been round to all the guests performing for small groups of people, they’re much more likely to mingle with each other, and their energy levels are elevated quite a bit.
Keeping attention away from food
Another key time to hire a magician is at dinner. I’m often asked to perform magic at the tables when people are waiting for their food. After finding out which tables will be served first, I begin at the tables that’ll be waiting the longest. When you’re hungry, it’s really frustrating to watch lots of other people tucking into a lovely dinner, so magic is a fantastic distraction. Time flies by and before they know it, the waiting staff have arrived with their food. I’ll then work my way around the room and entertain the other guests as their tables are cleared.
Getting the party started
The transition between the day’s activities and the evening’s dancing is another great time to employ a magician, especially if you have extra guests arriving for the night-time festivities. After a lovely meal, people tend to want to sit quietly for a while, but then you’ll want to raise the energy levels again in order to liven things up. Wedding magic is the perfect way to do this – it’s a great ice breaker between the day guests and the new arrivals, and it’ll get people back on their feet and ready to dance!
If you would like to see me in action, take a look at my YouTube video channel. As one of the top wedding magicians in the country, my diary tends to fill up well in advance, so if you’ve just got engaged and set a date, contact me now to talk about how I can help ensure that your wedding day is a truly magical experience.