Hi Guys, I perform close up fairly often at weddings, but recently I have been asked to perform magic tricks for a wedding speech at my Granddaughter wedding. It will be performed at the Reception directly after the speeches, therefore at the top table, but for ALL the wedding guests. Obviously I want this to go well for both my Granddaughter and her Husband. I would really appreciate any advice you could give me regarding suitable effects, and presentation under this situation. Thanking you in advance, John.
We spoke on the phone earlier, I would be more than happy to help out with some sort of ideas for a presentation. Choosing the right magic tricks for a wedding speech depends on several factors:
How long are you performing for?
Do you perform magic, mentalism a mix of both?
Are you comedic or serious?
What are the guests going to be like? Do your families have riotous senses of humor or are would you definitely be airing on the side of caution?
I saw this presentation from another pro magician at a wedding where he was performing, he was best man at the wedding and this was his 8 minute set:
Obviously this cost a little bit of money and it doesn’t have to be that expensive a routine but it is worth looking at the structure of the routine, the pacing etc.
Here are some products I would suggest you check out, you could easily build a 5 – 8 minute set with these.
Invisible Deck sent to the bride and groom in a sealed envelope, you then have the bride decide the suit and the groom the card value and you have a very strong, easy to do prediction
You could perform a Bank Night Routine with (Like Blank Night by John Archer) but instead of money you could say inside one envelope is a photo of them together. Each envelope they choose you cut/rip up or burn until there is one left, this of course is the only one with the photo in it. You can then perform Torn 2 Pieces by Shawn Farquhar with the photo leaving them with an impossible souvenir.
Here are some other magic tricks that are perfect for Wedding Couples
I hope this helps John, please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you.