Post # 1
I’ve been hearing about having caricature artists at weddings, and I think that sounds neat. I was wondering where I would go about finding one in Southern California and approximately how much do they charge? Have you used one yourself or been to a wedding that had one? How was it?
Post # 3
We hired one after meeting him in a local mall. He was doing drawings to raise money for victims of the 2005 hurricane season. He did a drawing of me and my guy and we loved it so much we decided to use it for our save-the-date (and had him add "Save the Date" at the bottom of it). in 2005, for two hours it cost us $300 (plus tax). He brought his paper, easel and markers, and we supplied the chair. We were his first wedding and he was happy to do it.
We were so excited to do this for our guests but everyone we told only expressed luke warm feelings about it. Why weren’t they as excited as we were. But we knew that after the first person had a drawing done; everyone would want them.
Sure enough, he was the hit of our wedding. My uncle took his information and tried to convince my cousin to use him. My videographers put them on their website as a preferred vendor and he’s had great success with weddings.
My tips: Don’t hire for more than they recemmend (2 hours for us)…the quality of work starts to teeter once they reach their peak. Also, get your wedding caricature done first so you don’t have to chase him down as he’s leaving. 🙂
Oh, and it turns out that he was the exact same artist who did my high school senior class trip seven years earlier.
http://www.muggshotz.net/ Steve Hartley
Post # 4
I got a quote of $145/hr from http://www.the-nose.com
Haven’t seen one at a wedding, but did at a bat mitzvah
Post # 5
Post # 5
Here is a good calculator https://goofyfaces.com/calculate. It lets you know how many artist you may need and estimate cost for the number of guests. They even have an artist locator for your wedding or event.