A magician can bring so much fun on your wedding day, provided you hired a really talented one. And you must. Your wedding day is one of the most important events in your life and you have to ensure that you, your spouse, and your guests are appropriately entertained. But how should you make your choice?
Know Their Different Specialisations
Not all magicians have the same tricks. More importantly, they specialise in entertaining various types of audiences. Some magicians only entertain children. Their tricks include having a rabbit jump out of a hat, unicycle riding, making water or liquid disappear from a glass, and things of that sort. For instance, Nick Crown specialises in Wedding Magician for London.
If you want a magician to entertain adults, you need to look for those who can perform mind-reading tricks or card games. This magician should have tricks that the human mind cannot logically explain. In some cases, magicians want to perform grand tricks that require huge apparatuses, such as making a person disappear. You have to be clear about what you want to see.
Set a Budget
Hiring a magician is an added cost and the talent fees may be extravagant. They will only perform between 30 minutes to an hour. This is not to say that you have to hire whoever offers the cheapest price. There are many people out there who know just a trick or two and claim that they are magicians. What you want is to have magicians who have what it takes to awe your audience. This quality of talent comes at a price, of course.
See for Yourself
All businesses will advertise themselves. They have flashy websites and all that. The problem is you can never be too sure about a magician’s service unless you have seen it yourself. Thanks to the Internet because you will definitely find a video of the magician you are looking forward to hire. All it takes is to search it online.
Make sure that you also ask for referrals. Surely, you have a friend or an acquaintance who has hired somebody to perform before. Look for wedding pictures and observe if the crowd is happy. Remember too that the testimonials of these customers are crucial to the decision you make.
The last resort is to watch the magician himself. You can ask for a live demonstration so you can see him in action. If you do not get entertained, there is no reason to hire him.