(Closed) Caricature Entertainment/Favors

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
46606 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think most people would love it!

Post # 4
10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think it could be really cool but my only concern would be the time needed. How many guests do you have? If you have 100 guests and they each want their own picture then that could take upwards of 5 hours to complete at 3 minutes a pop. Most receptions are only 5 hours long so unless yours was extended, I’m not sure how it work with fitting dinner in there somewhere. It’s a great idea and definitely something that your guests would enjoy, I’m just not sure about the logistics. 

Post # 6
375 posts
Helper bee

With your guest list, I’d probably want to have 2 artists working simultaneously, just in case. Maybe your contact knows someone else who’s available on your date.

Also, check with the artist ahead of time on the size issue–as an artist, myself, if you’re used to drawing big, going small can slow you down and vice versa. I do like the idea of the pre-printed cards ALTHOUGH, again, an artist’s medium is just as important as his subject. What might work better is to have some mats pre-printed that the artist can slip his caricature into when finished.

I did this for an evening event not too long ago (on a very casual basis) and the other thing I’d make sure of is to have them tucked away into a well-lit alcove or something. I was working at night in very little light and it’s a tough situation to be in.

It could really be a fabulous little something extra for your guests, though ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I did this for weddings when I was in HS and College. It was great money on the side for a college student ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyways- I’ve done it for 2k budget wedding and 50k budget wedding. I don’t think they are tacky- they are entertaining ๐Ÿ™‚ As long as it is done right. One girl was going to have the guest put donations for the caricatures in a jar instead of dollar dance however I thought that was tacky. People love them and parents love having their kids pictures (mostly kids would line up!) Anyways- hope this helps. Best of luck with planning! 

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