7 Reasons to Have A Magician at Your Wedding Reception

With A Wedding Magician
Your Wedding
Will Be Magical

What Makes Your Wedding Reception The Best?

A magician is an accessory to your day, but more essential than you might first expect.  For your wedding, the booking fee may just be ornamental to the main expense, but everyone will really remember the entertainment--not the decorations, not the cake, not even the photography.  

They remember the entertainment.  


Don't believe it?

Studies consistently reveal this surprising pattern:
Just a recent one, in 2014, was a survey in Bridal Magazine of over 1,000 brides requesting them to look back at their wedding.  

Nearly 90% of the brides said that they regretted that they had spent so little on entertainment. 


The reason for this is simple - the entertainment is generally overlooked even though it's usually the entertainment that enhances the ambience and helps make sure everyone has a great time.

Prevents Awkward Silences

The challenge with weddings is that you have a bunch of people who don't know each other coming together for the first time.

In this situation, a lot of people can be very shy and once the obvious questions are asked they run out of things to say.

This becomes an even greater challenge during the meal. You will never be able to organize table plans in such a manner that all the people are familiar with one another. Hiring a magician can solve this problem almost immediately.


A great magician raises the entire atmosphere in the room as the guests are clapping, laughing, and cheering. Seeing the entertainer perform at a neighboring table heightens and shapes positive anticipation and induces everyone to talk about what it is they are about to witness.


Breaks The Ice, Makes Friends at Your Wedding

Magic acts as an ice breaker. After the magician has entertained the group at the table, suddenly everyone has this cool thing they can chat about.  

It gets your most reserved guests mingling and will provide lots of memorable moments and unique photo opportunities as people react to the magic and with one another.


The best part?  

For your investment it will be one of the smaller parts of your wedding budget, but will add something extraordinary to the day.

Gets You Photos You'll Remember Forever

You've spent a small fortune on a professional wedding photographer because you want to have the best photos ever.  Many couples ask the wedding photographer to walk around during the wedding breakfast and take pictures of guests having fun and smiling.  

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It's a great idea, the only problem is when you point a photographer's camera at many people they ice over or put on some sort of stiff, forced smile...

It's More than A Quirky Wedding Entertainment Idea

That's why wedding photographers love us - they know the best candid photos are shot at the moment the guests appear natural relaxed--chill, as in calm, not chilled as in glaciated. Most photographers will follow us around and take pictures of your guests as we perform.  

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That's the best way to get pictures of people who are smiling, visibly happy and enjoying themselves. You will literally have hundreds of pictures of your guests reacting in a variety of different ways.

Keeps People Entertained during The Reception Breaks

I know what you're thinking:

You don’t need a magician, your guests are coming to see you get married--not to be entertained.


Sounds like a fair point, but there are several moments during a wedding reception where there's not much going on.  If you aren't careful, your important guests can grow bored. Needless to say, this sadly can have an unwanted impact on your special day overall.

What springs to mind now are the two moments during the photos after the ceremony, and after the speeches before the evening guests arrive.  

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The issue with the photos is that only immediate family are involved.  Everyone else is standing around hungry waiting for the food. 


Having a magician during this lull period might not fill their stomachs but it definitely fills the time with fun memories.

You Want Your Wedding to Be Fun!

Here's the deal:

After the speeches there's typically an hour or a couple hours before your guests of the evening show up. Ordinarily the guests have little to do besides wait for the evening reception to start.  

The evening guests are joining an existing party and magic helps bring them into groups to watch.  Having a magician during this period will keep everyone energized until the evening reception starts. 

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In all scenarios, strolling close-up magic serves not only as a fun form of entertainment but also has a purpose that really has a positive impact on the running of the wedding celebrations.  
Your wedding is a special event which demands more than a glass of wine and a photo booth.  
You need entertainment.

You need magical entertainment.

Wedding Entertainment


Jon Finch is a wedding magician based in Indianapolis, IndianaIf you’re looking for a magician in Indianapolis, Jon Finch is the best one and entertains around the Midwest.

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