(Closed) Table Magician…Good idea or bad?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Should we have a table magician for entertainment during hor d'ouvres?
    yes : (14 votes)
    44 %
    no : (18 votes)
    56 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I love the idea. I’d love to see it at a wedding.

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’d love it if you had him came for the hour. No longer though.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Yea I think for cocktail hour it would be a great idea! I thought of this as well and my Fiance 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
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    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
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I’m just saying… this guy could show up!

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @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
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    It might be a nice way to entertain the kids and let the parents socialize a bit…

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee

    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
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    Wannabee

    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
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @jideare: agreed

    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?

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