Wedding Close-Up: Rebecca and Kevin
One of things I hope from this blog is to give couples that are getting married an insight into the reality of a wedding, that looks beyond the glossy pages of the wedding magazines and the onslaught of suppliers at wedding fayres. To do this we will look at some of the details from the bride and grooms perspective…
Rebecca and Kevin got married at Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield on 10th September last year. I arrived at the venue to find them outside in the evening sun enjoying a drink and chatting with guests. I was booked to perform for them and their guests to fill in the time between the wedding breakfast and the evening reception. This is one of a few ‘lull’ times that naturally occur at a wedding, and a time that can find the energy of the day dropping.
It’s probably important to point out that the memories that stuck with Becky aren’t the centre pieces of the tables, the chair covers or the disco etc. These are all important parts of the day, but the real memories that are made all have an emotional element. Be that comedy, amazement or something else. Again, magic is the perfect solution in creating emotional memories and will be one of the few things that is vividly remembered in years to come.
This point has nothing to do with magic, but I really believe is one of the most important things you can do on your wedding day. MINDFULNESS. Even if it is just for one moment in the evening, get hold of your new husband or wife, take a breath, step back and look around you, at your friends, families, their smiles and laughter and really try to take it in. All too often the planning takes over and before you know it the day is finished. Don’t miss out on the real magic of the love in the room, and take a moment for yourselves to really take it all in.
With so much to think about in the preparation for a wedding the last thing you want is worrying that suppliers are going to turn up or if they’re going to do a good job etc.
In a future blog, I will be talking in more detail about why the cheap option is rarely the good option. Making sure the suppliers you use are professional, reliable and easy to communicate with will make the whole process of booking the different elements of your wedding much easier and less stressful.
And never forget, a good supplier has a wealth of experience in the wedding industry and has seen everything from the amazing to the awful, so never be afraid to ask for advice on all aspects of your day. They know what works!
Obviously when planning a wedding there are so many different options for entertainment. There are photo booths, caricaturists, singing waiters (yes, really) – you name it, you can find it!
The interactive element of magical entertainment is another very important point. When you book a magician, you aren’t really booking magic tricks. You are booking the personality of that individual and his or her ability to put your guests at ease and have a great time.
Andy you can’t say fairer than that!
See you next time,