Post # 1
I’d like some opinions on having caricature drawings as favors for guests.
Tacky & a huge no no or Creative & a heck yes?
I’m thinking I could create a template that would say something along the line of thanks for being a part of our big day, M & M, etc. The template could also be smaller than a normal size caricature, which could cut down on time per individual.
At our school Relay for Life event, we had an individual do it for 12 hrs. straight! He was pretty accurate with drawings, and averaged around 3 min. a drawing. I am waiting to hear from him about doing it at my wedding and his costs….he isn’t a professional – a physics major that just picked up the hobby! So I’m hoping he might consider dropping his rates since it’s something he enjoys doing 😉 haha, yeah right!
Do you think wait would be an issue? I don’t envision a line forming for a 1/2 hr. wait, especially if I can get him for at least 4 hrs.
Sigh….too many ideas…not enough knowledge nor money!
Anyone have experience with a caricature at their own wedding? How was it? Worthwhile?
Post # 3
I think most people would love it!
Post # 4
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 # 5
I have taken the time into consideration.
Our reception will start around 4 and probably go upwards until 11. I was hoping we would be able to begin during cocktails and work the rest of the evening.
The guest list is going to be around 175-225, and I know that is alot of people to ‘get in’. I figured some of the older people at the reception might skip out on this, and just take treats from the candy/popcorn bar.
I love the idea, I just don’t know if it is feasible.
Post # 6
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 🙂
Post # 7
I did this for weddings when I was in HS and College. It was great money on the side for a college student 🙂 Anyways- I’ve done it for 2k budget wedding and 50k budget wedding. I don’t think they are tacky- they are entertaining 🙂 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!