How much does a wedding magician cost?
Wedding magician prices in the UK
If you’ve ever been to a wedding, you probably notice that there are large gaps of time where everyone mingles around. This can get tedious.
Savvy couples realise this.
They look to hire wedding entertainment to fill the gap so that everyone has a fantastic day and compliments them for months or even years to come.
Since you have found this web page, you probably understand all of this already.
But now you are looking to see if your quote for a wedding magician is reasonable or not.
I mean, how much should a wedding magician cost?
It is unlikely that you have ever hired a magician before so you have no idea of costings. Plus, very few magicians actually publish their fees online. I’m here to answer these queries for you.
What is a standard wedding magician hire price?
As a Norfolk based wedding magician who also serves Suffolk and Norwich areas, my prices will differ to a magician in London, for example.
Price differs hugely.
It depends on the location and travel fees, date, and time of performance. You can appreciate that peak times result in higher demands for wedding magicians.
A Saturday afternoon or evening in the summer is going to be higher than a Thursday or even Friday in October or January for example. The price would probably reflect this.
However, in my area of Norfolk and Suffolk, you will be quoted somewhere in the region of between £250 – £650 for a professional wedding magician.
I myself price most weddings reasonably and towards the lower end of this price bracket. This usually works out at between 2 to 3 % of a total East Anglian average wedding budget. Good value indeed if you consider the impact of a good wedding magician.
Like any service, expect regional variations in costings.
The average amount couples spend on wedding entertainment (non-musical), is around £580 (Bridebook survey). This would probably include an entertainer such as a magician and a photobooth for example. Although some magicians do charge a fee at around this value alone.
Why are prices not listed on wedding magicians’ websites?
It is normal for each wedding to be given a bespoke quote based on the factors listed above (e.g. date, location etc). It would be difficult to put prices on websites for that reason.
I’ve been quoted £100 to £200 for a wedding magician. Should I go for it?
This is a question often asked in the subject of wedding magicians and how much they cost.
You should go for them if you feel confident that they can fulfil the role of a quality wedding magician. Only you can decide that, based on your interactions with them. To decide, why not read my guide on hiring the right magician for your wedding.
Remember, being a wedding magician does not mean turning up to do some great card tricks and hoping that it’s enough.
Being a wedding magician is a skill developed over time. Does the quote you have received fill you with trust that the performer has this experience? You must decide.
In fact, most top wedding magicians would argue that the magic is not actually the most important factor at all! Being an outstanding magician should be a given, right? So it’s the other skills you need to look at:
Can they be your host when you’re busy – helping to bring guests together and creating a wonderful atmosphere?
Do they have the experience to understanding the flow of the day and how the entertainment affects this, being able to work magical routines which are intrinsically designed to bring people together and act as the ice-breaker which is often needed? Are they aware of timings of the day and knowing how and when these often change at last minute etc, etc?
All of these points are gained via experience and this experience is reflected in fee prices.
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