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Hiring a Magician for your Wedding - FAQ

Hiring a wedding magician is a fantastic way to make your special day even more memorable, but there are a number of things to consider before you take the plunge and part with your hard earned cash. 

If you're looking to hire a wedding magician for your big day then you've probably got a few questions as to how it works, and where a magician fits into your plans.

I’ve tried to answer a few of the more common questions here.. I’m nice like that.

What type of magic do you perform?

I specialise in close up magic, also known as table magic or mix and mingle magic. I can move between groups of guests as they stand, such as during a drinks reception, or can perform to groups of people sat around a table for a meal. I am completely flexible and work closely with all of my clients to ensure their exact requirements are met.

How long should I book a magician for?  

This varies depending on the number of guests that you have, and other time constraints on your day. I am happy to discuss your wedding plans with you and make recommendations to suit. A usual rule of thumb is 2 hours per 80-100 people.

How far are you willing to travel?

I am available to hire across the whole of the UK, and indeed regularly travel the length and breadth of the country to perform at weddings. There are no extra or hidden costs, and the price is the same regardless of where your wedding is taking place.

Are you a member of The Magic Circle?  

Yes I am. There are a number of regional magical societies across the UK that use the term 'magic circle', but THE Magic Circle is the most prestigious magic society in the world, and I am honoured to be a member, having been unanimously voted in to membership at the first attempt.

Membership of The Magic Circle is a mark of true performing excellence, and with only 1500 members worldwide, including great magicians such as Paul Daniels and David Copperfield, this is something that I am incredibly proud of.

Do you have Public Liability Insurance?

Yes, I am a member of Equity, and have £10million of Public Liability Insurance. Most venues insist on this nowadays.

Why should I book a magician?

A Bella online survey showed that 78% of brides wish they’d made their wedding entertainment their highest priority, and nearly 100% said they wish they had spent more of their budget on their entertainment.

Hiring a wedding magician is a truly unique way to entertain your guests, keeping them talking about YOUR special day for months and years to come! It’s a perfect way to help your guests relax, and, most of all, enjoy themselves!

The very nature of weddings also means that there is a lot of ‘down time’, where the bride and groom are busy having photos taken and the guests are in limbo between the pre reception drinks, the photos and wedding breakfast. This is an ideal time to hire a wedding magician to entertain your guests.

There are a lot of magicians out there, why should I hire you?

Whoever you hire for your wedding is going to be let loose amongst your guests, so you need to make sure that you make the right choice! You also need to be confident that whoever you hire will turn up, on time, and give a professional service befitting your big day. Ultimately whoever you book is representing YOU!

I pride myself on the level of service that I offer to all of my clients, and aim to make your event as memorable as possible. From initial contact I work closely with the bride and groom to ensure they get EXACTLY what they want, and believe that my membership of both The Magic Circle and Equity offers a great deal of peace of mind that your wedding guests are in great hands, enabling you to relax that little bit more on your big day.

How much does hiring a wedding magician cost?

If you’ve been searching the internet for wedding magicians you’ve probably already realised that there is a huge difference in the prices being quoted.

Like everything in life it is very rare that the cheapest you can find is also the best, and you invariably do get what you pay for. But by the same token you can also pay over the odds and not feel like you received value for money. Hiring a wedding magician is no different.

For example be very wary if a magician is offering to entertain your wedding guests for 2-3 hours for £150. The chances are that this is a part time amateur magician who ‘knows a few tricks’, rather than a professional wedding magician who knows how to interact with your guests and leave them with a unique memory of your wedding day. There is a HUGE difference between the two. You wouldn't have 'the bloke down the pub who does a mean Elvis impression' as your wedding singer would you?!

The key is to ensure that you get the best possible entertainment, at a price that is within your budget. Pay too little and the chances are you’ll regret it; pay too much and you may be left feeling that you expected more for your money. Remember, it's your special day and you only get one chance to get it right!

Every wedding that I quote is done so on its own merit, but I pride myself in offering the best possible service at the most competitive prices, and have hundreds of testimonials from satisfied clients who have hired me to entertain their wedding guests. 

For more information on pricing, or to request a quote for your wedding, click here

How far in advance should I book a magician?

As soon as possible, especially if you are planning a summer wedding, and even more importantly if it is on a Saturday. The wedding season is only a few months long, and the weekends soon fill up as couples book their venues and confirm dates. The old adage of 'book early to avoid disappointment' has never been more true!

Can you make my wife/husband disappear?

Not legally, no.

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