How Much Does a Caricature Artist Cost and Where Can I Find One?

posted 10 years ago in Los Angeles
Post # 3
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

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. Steve Hartley

Post # 4
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I got a quote of $145/hr from

Haven’t seen one at a wedding, but did at a bat mitzvah

Post # 5
1 posts
  • Wedding: June 2017

Here is a good calculator 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. 


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