And why do some cost more than others?
I get asked an awful lot about prices… “How much do you charge?” And following my reply, the response can be quite varied.
The fees of professional magicians vary widely, but if you understand the reasons for this, it will make your decision to book the right magician a lot easier.
When you pay for a professional entertainer to come to your wedding or event, you are not just paying for them to wandering around doing card tricks for a few hours.
The best magicians understand that the key to success at any event is to use the magic they perform as a means to create a MEMORABLE and SUCCESSFUL event for all involved.
For example, how many weddings have you been to when for years to come after the big day, people still talk about and reminisce about how wonderful the flowers were or how much they enjoyed their fillet of beef? Probably not that often!
BUT…if you meet someone that has been to a wedding where there was a good magician then it is likely that even several years after they will still be talking about the entertainment!
So for your event to have a memorable and entertaining atmosphere, make sure you book someone that knows how to do this inside out. Call and chat to them prior to booking, ask questions or even arrange an informal meeting to discuss in person.
After all, the investment you make in a professional entertainer is going to be a big decision, and as already mentioned, the right choice means guaranteed success all round.
Mix and mingle magic is about SO much more than wandering around doing tricks. The magician is there to break the ice and bring groups of guests together, subtly creating a great atmosphere at the event.
Magic is simply the vehicle for the skilled performer to accomplish this.
So get to the point Chris – how much does it cost???
Well, the short answer is that there is not short reply to this question.
Magicians will offer different packages and rates depending on the requirements of the customer. After all, every single event is different in some way and the times and occasions during which a professional magician can be most useful will vary.
When you make a price enquiry, you will usually receive several prices back which will be for different packages or performance lengths that the magician will have given as options for you to mull over.
For example, a small group of 20 people is not going to need a three-hour slot of close up magic.
Similarly, a client with 300 guests looking to add magic is going to be better off with an after-dinner show as opposed to trying to get a close-up magician to visit every table and the fees and requirements for each of these is going to be considerably different.
Why are some magicians more expensive than others???
In short, experience and quality!
What you are paying for in addition to that already mentioned above, is a level of experience and therefore knowledge of exactly how to make the event a success.
A magician that has many years of experience is going to have come across virtually every kind of situation at an event so will have the skills and knowledge to ensure their performance works to maximum effect.
A performer that is fairly new to the field may still have some good tricks but will not yet have the experience to focus on creating the BUZZ and atmosphere as well as the tricks yet. It takes time to learn these skills, and there is no short cut.
Entertainment is a sound investment
You spend a LOT of money on flowers, food, and favours to name but a few. But you can guarantee that if you select the right magician, your guests will remember the entertainment at your wedding for many years to come.
The value of quality, and experience is practically priceless.
So, in conclusion, it is really like buying anything else, there are different types of the same product available for practically everything nowadays.
Brands vary, and everyone has their taste. If you are shopping for an entertainer based solely on price then you are looking at it the wrong way.
Cheapest is not always the best solution and similarly, merely picking the most expensive just based on the fact they are the most expensive is not a recipe for success either.
You should be looking for the person that can guarantee they will deliver at your event, then find out which of their packages fits best for you.
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Thank you for reading and as always, if you have any questions regarding anything in this email or about my performances, then please do not hesitate to drop me a line.
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