(Closed) have you been to a wedding with a caricaturist? tell me your experience

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@auroraborealis:  I’m actually getting one for my bridal shower, I can’t wait. But I am looking forward to what other Bees say to this post.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@auroraborealis:  By “charicaturist,” do you mean like those bobble-headed figures with giant teeth you can get in the park? Or a more tailored illustrator? I had a “live event illustrator” come to both my bridal shower and wedding. She was FABULOUS. She studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and worked as a fashion illustrator for years. She then opened up shop as an event illustrator.

For the bridal shower, she did live illustrations in colored pencil of all the ladies that attended, for them to take home. She seriously made us all look like Victoria’s Secret models, but with a decent likeness so you could tell who was who. For the wedding, she illustrated a series of events to tell the story of the day, like us at the altar, first dance, cake cutting, parents, bridesmaids, etc. She was pretty expensive, but it was definitely a unique touch and everyone commented on what a cool idea it was.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I went to one with a classic caricaturist e.g. the type that draws bobble headed figures wiht exaggerated features.

Honestly it didn’t go down amazingly with many people…I suppose it was quite funny and we all had a bit of a giggle, but I think he just ended up offending people by picking out their flaws and making them bigger which wasn’t great when people had made an effort to get all dressed up for the wedding! I actually hated mine and chucked it in the bin in the toilets…can’t say I know anyone who kept theirs!

It probably comes down to your friends and family and if its their sort of thing? Haha, I must be a massive spoilsport!

 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I went to an event that had one (not a wedding). It seemed to go decent, but it wasn’t a huge hit. Most people just kind of awkwardly sat in the chair while everyone watched them being drawn. The drawings were a bit of a pain to hold on to for the rest of the night – they were put in a plastic sleeve and everyone kind of just lined them up along the wall (instead of rolling them up or folding them) while they mingled and danced.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I went to a wedding with one!  Honestly, I noticed that it pulled/kept people off the dance floor.  That had ONE, and the line to get a portrait was ‘long’ the entire night.  Not to mention, the couple had him set-up outside the doors of the reception area (where the tables and dancing were), so I felt as if people missed a larger chunk of their reception bc of it!!  It was a ‘cool’ idea in theory, and many participated, but there were less people having a good time dancing bc of it!!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@auroraborealis:  Then I would say DO IT, bc it was fun for those that participated, and they received a lot of laughs, introduced convos, etc 🙂  Have fun!!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

We opted to do a silhouette artist instead!  It’s perfect for our theme and I also think it’s definitely a lost art!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@rosegirl2325:  I LOVE silouettes, they are so classy, that is such an excellent choice!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

@Garnety:  Thank you!  The artist makes 2 silhouettes with each cut so we will also be receiving a copy as a guest book!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I went to a wedding with one and it was a huge hit! You didn’t have to pay but everyone gave a tip, some people giving a large tip because it was free. The only downside was the line was fairly long most of the night because almost every guest wanted their pic taken. The guy was only there for 2 hours so you really had to watch the line and know when to get in! We love our drawing though…it’s in our bedroom and we laugh every time we look at it.

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