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Be original hire a wedding magician!


If, for your special day you are looking for something original, and let’s face it for today’s costly and uber trendy weddings originality is a must; then you could do well to consider hiring a wedding magician.

On that big day, you want everything to go perfectly. This is not an annual event after all, but the most important day of your life and the pinnacle of months of preparation. It has to be right.

When booking your wedding magician, there are a number of factors to consider:

  • Distance.
  • Type of Performance.
  • Duration.
  • The Date and Time of the Event.
  • The Number of Guests.
  • The Performer’s Experience

All professional magicians would be prepared to travel a remote location. Obviously, the further away your venue, the greater the cost of hiring your chosen entertainer.

Type of Performance
Different weddings require different types of entertainment, and a wedding magician can offer a range of magic shows to fit your needs. Magicians can be cheeky and chatty, or formal and silent. Some perform mentalism routines, astounding your guests with their mind reading skills, whilst others specialise in ropes and cards or just use the items off the dining tables.

  • A professional performer will be able to help you decide what is best for your particular wedding reception. Having decided on the style with them, you may also find that the wedding magician can perform their routines in a number of ways:
  • A Table-Hopping magician will entertain your guests, between courses, while they are seated at a formal dinner. They are adept at performing, whilst not obstructing any catering staff from performing their job.
  • Mix & Mingle magic is a very popular approach for any event where people are standing in groups. Often, the magician will appear to be another guest before unexpectedly performing their routines.
  • With a Close-up Show the magician will perform close up magic in a set location, performing his routines as people approach. This is a popular option for those wishing a less intrusive form of magical entertainment.
  • A Cabaret Show occurs on the stage or dance floor, where the guests would sit and watch a set-length performance – usually 45 minutes to an hour.

A typical wedding magician will, depending on the type of entertainment you’re looking for, perform for 2-3 hours across a 3-4 hour period. In between performances they will be resetting, preparing for the next period and grabbing something to eat and drink before entertaining you with some more magical miracles.

The Date and Time of the Event
Simply put, some days are more expensive than others. Booking your magician on Christmas Day is going to cost you a lot more than booking them on a chilly Tuesday evening in April. But then again, you’ve already found that out with the caterers, the DJ and the ice carving delivery service.

The Number of Guests
With a larger reception, the wedding magician will have to prepare a lot more routines and perform for a longer period, to ensure that all your guests have been fully entertained.

The Performer’s Experience
This is possibly the most important factor when choosing the right wedding magician for your reception. A professional close-up magician will typically charge between £250 and £650 for their services, depending on the requirements listed above. A cabaret act’s prices, with all their ‘big box’ illusions, may differ.

Hunting around, you can possibly find cheaper, but you are taking the risk of hiring someone who ‘knows a few tricks’, rather than a full-time, dedicated professional. It’s like letting your ‘friend’s kid brother’ do the music, you may pay less in cash, but ultimately, it could cost you a lot more.

So to hire a wedding magician could certainly give your wedding that special wow factor and make it stand out from the crowd.


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How Ryan met the love of his life thanks to a kitchen equipment hire company

couple with wedding furnitureCan running out of kitchen equipments and hiring them get you the love of your life? Well, It has been said that one falls in love with the most unexpected person and at the most unexpected time. Behind every marriage there is a love story, behind every love story there are two persons who have to answer How you fell in love? When? etc. And the answer to these questions are very silly even to the couples who are answering it. Such is the story of Ryan and Martha who are a happy newly married couple.

It all started with Ryan. After getting recruited it was his first day in office. As you all know that it is a common trend for a fresher or for a newbie to throw a party for his or her fellow workers. Ryan had to do the same. Ryan was staying in a rented apartment sharing with one of his friends. He needed to plan the party for his office fellow workers. He took the help of his friend and they planned out everything, the day of the party, theme of the party, food, beverages, etc. Since he was organizing the party in his home he needed utensils and kitchen equipments for food and beverages.

Now there were only two people in that apartment and in no way they could have all the kitchen equipments for so many people. So what was the solution?. It was pure luck, when Ryan read an advertisement in the newspaper with the title “Kitchen Equipment Hire” with a punch line “Ran out of kitchen equipments, hire us. We provide from crockery, cutlery, to bowls, serving utensils, bar accessories, etc.” Ryan immediately called their number and asked all the details, price and hired them. He gave them the details of the party so that they could arrange everything in time.

Now the day for Ryan came when he was gonna fall in love.The agency sent the kitchen equipments to Ryan’s house and the person who was in-charge of it was, any guesses? Yes, Martha. When he saw her, he just couldn’t see anything except her. It was a love at first sight for him. She was wearing a blue dress. Ryan introduced himself to Martha. But after this party Ryan started throwing small-small parties just so that he had to hire kitchen equipments and he will get to see Martha.

He always specifically asked the agency for Martha reasoning that she was giving a pleasant customer service and he is comfortable with her. Soon they became friends, exchanged numbers and started talking. Ryan was in heaven. One day when they met for a coffee just out of curiosity Martha asked Ryan that why he is being friends with her? She meant that he was having a high profile job and taking out time in between office hours just to meet her for coffee. Ryan didn’t know what to say, he was nervous. He gathered courage, held her hand in his hand and said two lines to her which till date he doesn’t know how he said. The two lines were “The moment you entered my life in blue, All I could see around was you.”

And that was it, Martha was with tears in her eyes, a joyful expression and they kissed. Now,they are a happily married couple. So if you run out of kitchen equipments and have to hire them, it might probably be a good thing for you.

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We Love a Good Outdoor Wedding!

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So the big day is set! Hooray and congratulations!!

Outdoor weddingNow for the all important venue! Finding the perfect wedding reception space can be hard work; does it seat enough people? Is the room too big?

Are there different spaces for socialising and can the space be made to look as stunning as you visualise? A really good solution to all of these issues is using a good sized garden and transforming it into an amazing and versatile space. Whatever the weather, a marquee can provide a magical backdrop to a perfect wedding.

For example, on a lovely summer’s day a marquee with open sides can provide sufficient shelter that is decorated perfectly, whilst granting views of the garden and allowing the glorious sunshine into your day. In effect it is the perfect solution for a summer wedding, why be stuck indoors on a glorious day?!

And marquees are not just for summer! Imagine a perfect winter wonderland with mulled wine and fake snow, all heated and snug. The transformation can be quite visually stunning and provide an awe inspiring venue that will have your guests amazed. Wedding marquees really do provide that blank canvas that will allow you to express your creativity and design the ideal theme and colour scheme for you. Whether you and your bridal party wish to decorate yourselves is completely up to you. The marquee company will quite happy to take the lead and create an amazing space with your all important input.

Rebecca Barker at Casablanca Hire says that the bride always tends to know what she wants and is ‘the most important person in the room’ during the design process. Rebecca has been helping create amazing spaces for many years and take pride in the seeing the finished space. ‘A lot of the reactions are quite overwhelming’ she says. ‘It is already an emotional day and the unveiling of the marquee can often send the tears flowing once more, it’s quite an amazing feeling to be part of that’.

Not only do marquees provide a practical and creative answer they can also be cost effective. Marquee hire tends to be quite reasonable in comparison to venue hire which can run into many thousands, purely for the venue itself, without the wedding breakfast and other hidden extras such as corkage.  It is worth researching and noting how much can be saved in this area, after all, there are many other costs to think about. What better way to have that dream honeymoon?! With a marquee you can make your day as simple or as extravagant as you like and it really is your special day after all!

(Landscaping works by Garden Fencing London )


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Reception Venue: Making Your Day Unique


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Every wedding is original’. This statement is most certainly true, but if we are honest some are more original than others! When hiring a wedding reception venue it is useful to understand straight away if they provide in-house decoration. If so, beware that there may a limited choice on offer and that your original ideas may not be catered for.

Increasingly, many wedding venues including hotels and stately homes have preferred external partners that have been sourced carefully and have provided a previously good service. As the customers / married couple to be your ideas need to take precedence. The decorators will most certainly have their own ideas and are likely to show you their previous creations. Follow your ideas and themes but it is useful to spend some time thinking about your vision for the venue. The key things to think about are:

  • Colour scheme
  • Table centre pieces
  • Lighting
  • Wedding favours

Colour scheme is extremely important. Many brides like to use their own dress and those of their bridesmaids as a colour palette to work from. For example, and ivory wedding dress and plum bridesmaids dresses can equate to ivory linen and chair with a plum sash or plum chair covers with an ivory sash. Obviously you must have decided upon the dresses beforehand! Hire companies tend to charge a fee per seat cover / sash which includes the dry cleaning and delivery and collection.

A recent idea that has become increasingly popular is that of a chocolate fountain or sweet cart. These are certainly Create a great focal point and will have your guests smiling. Sweet trees as centre pieces or retro sweet bags as favours make for a fun idea. There is so much choice out there that it really pays to research as much as possible.

Lighting is a really key feature of any wedding reception décor and fairy lights especially add that extra sparkle to your day. There are numerous companies which hire fairy light ‘curtains’ which can provide a feature backdrop behind the top table. These can range in price but really do add the ‘wow’ factor and can really help to transform any venue. Tea lights, lanterns or candelabras also light up the tables and there are so many ways to create the perfect wedding atmosphere. I would suggest making lighting a priority in your conversations with the decorating team.

Quite obviously there is a lot to take into consideration when considering the perfect décor for your venue, but with a lot of research one can really make the finished product really perfect and very original indeed!

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January 20, 2014 · 3:45 pm