Post # 1
My mom is a professor and one of her students does little magic tricks at local restaurants. He goes around from table to table giving everyone a little entertainment. We are having around 300 people at our wedding with about 50 being kids. I’m trying to decide if this would be a cool unique idea or a bad one. We’re having a dessert and hor d’ouvre reception so the guests will have about an hour to mingle and grab some food before the wedding party shows up. I’m thinking this guy may be some nice entertainment while they’re waiting. And he can go to tables of people who look like they’re not enjoying so much or tables with kids and get them excited with a little magic/table entertainment. He’d be dressed in a suit or tux so he wouldn’t stand out as the magician guy. So honestly…what do you think? Would you enjoy this as a guest or think it was weird to have at a wedding reception?
Post # 3
This would be incredibly awkward, I think. You know those musicians at restaurants that everyone is really, really hoping doesn’t make it to their table? That’s what this would be like for me.
Post # 4
I love the idea. I’d love to see it at a wedding.
Post # 5
I’d love it if you had him came for the hour. No longer though.
Post # 6
Yea I think for cocktail hour it would be a great idea! I thought of this as well and my FI shot it down saying this wasn’t a birthday party. But I think it will give people something to do while theyre standing around, and something to talk about too. As long as the tricks can be done quickly and he doesn’t make a giant show of himself but keeps it up close I don’t see why not!
Post # 7
I agree with crayfish, it sounds awkward– I’ve seen something like this once, at a restaurant targeted to the 60+ crowd. I spend the entire time eating, hoping he wouldn’t come to our table.
Post # 8
I went to a wedding where they did this and the general reaction was “wtf”. Maybe if you told him just to entertain the kids it would work.
Post # 9
I’m just saying… this guy could show up!
Post # 10
@Mr. Coffee: Hahahahaha hilarious..
I think it sounds fun!! Definitely check him out first though to make sure his tricks are entertaining and not lame.
Post # 11
I have to say I would enjoy it and probably laugh and get a kick out of it. BUT I think a lot of stuck up people would think it would be weird. Even if it is weird to have at a wedding, at least it would be entertaining 🙂 And like some people said, you could just have the guy go to the kids’ tables. I think that would be nice.
Post # 12
It might be a nice way to entertain the kids and let the parents socialize a bit…
Post # 13
Thanks for all your suggestions! Still not really sure how I feel about it, but maybe we’ll go eat where he does it one night and see what we think. My mom has seen him before and says it’s fun.
Post # 14
I think it would be a good idea for him to come during cocktail hour, but instead of walking around to stay in one spot so the kids could congregate around him and the adults if they choose to. I wouldnt want a magician to walk up to me if I wasnt interested at a wedding.
I am assuming people will not be sitting yet at assigned tables since during cocktail hours people are usually standing and mingling
Post # 15
Hey, Its YOUR wedding. There are professionals out there that do this for a living. Dont just book the student who practices magic as a hobby. Its got recipe for disaster.
Post # 16
As long as its a experienced proffesional. I think it could go over really well.
Does it somehow fit in your wedding inspiration or theme?