Want to make your event truly magical? Then consider hiring a magician.
Whether you’re hosting a children’s party, a wedding, or any other kind of event, magicians add something different and entrancing to the experience.
But if you’ve never hired a magician before, it can be difficult knowing where to start. What style should you look for? How do you find a magician that fits well for your event?
That’s where we come in to help. Here are our tips on finding the best magician for hire.
Consider the Guest List
When you look to book a magician, you should first consider the type of event you’re planning.
Who will be there? Are you looking for a performer to enchant the kids at a birthday party? Or maybe you want to impress your coworkers and clients at a corporate bash?
Likewise, you should think about the type of magic tricks you’re looking for from a performer, as there are lots of kinds of specialties.
For example, maybe you’re looking for the best card magician, or perhaps more formal stage magic would be more suitable.
There are magicians that specialize in performing for children’s birthdays, while there are also some that usually work more sophisticated shows for corporate clients. Be sure to check, as you wouldn’t want to accidentally send a kid’s performer to an important client event.
When you hire a magician for a party, a good idea is to check the background and experience of the performer. How long have they been performing magic?
Remember, it’s super easy for anyone to search online and buy some magic props. But carefully creating routines and magic tricks that are impressive and stand out can be hard work. They can take years of practice.
If you learn that a magician has worked lots of different (and similar) types of events, you can also feel assured that they can successfully put on a great show and have experience dealing with any issues that may crop up.
Research and Compare
You may find a magician that seems like a great fit straight away, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t explore the market. Have a look through different websites and profiles to see what’s on offer.
Websites like The Bash are helpful for choosing a performer as they offer a rating and reviews system.
Reading reviews from previous customers is a great help in the hiring process. Have a scroll and see if you can find any relevant reviews from a similar type of event to the one that you’re hosting.
But remember, opinions are subjective so never rely on just one review. Always scope out a selection.
Likewise, you should only consider hiring a magician or any other kind of entertainer if they offer videos and photos of their performances on their website or profile. After all, you should at least be able to see a sample of what you can expect at your party.
If there’s not a very big selection, don’t be shy in asking for more footage. If the magician has a lot of experience, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t have plenty of photos and videos to show you.
Request a Background Check
Choosing a magician for a kid’s event? Then it’s understandable if you have some concerns about inviting a stranger to perform for children.
If you’re looking to hire a magician for a kid’s party or event, do your research and request a background check so that you have peace of mind when they arrive. After all, before you let anyone around your kids you should at least know more about them as a person.
Any professional magician will understand this and will be more than happy to provide a background check.
You should also check if the performer has worked with kids before, and whether their tricks are good enough to capture their attention for more than 15 minutes. We know what kids can be like!
Once you’ve found a magician that seems to fit the bill (or a few) you should feel comfortable asking them any questions regarding their potential performance. After all, the more information you receive, the better the chance you’ll find the perfect performer for your event.
Any professional magician will reply promptly and will answer all your questions with honesty. If they don’t suit your event, then many magicians will recommend a performer that fits with your needs better.
You should feel confident and comfortable with your magician’s answers and should believe that they’re the right person for the job. After all, this is the individual that will be performing to your friends, family, guests, colleagues, or clients. You want to make sure you feel that you can trust them with their services.
While cost is, of course, an important factor in choosing a magician, we highly recommend avoiding the cheapest option. The quality will show in the performance, and you can easily regret not paying a little more for a more impressive experience.
Choosing the Perfect Magician for Hire
When you feel like you’ve found the perfect magician for hire, you should contact them for a quote. Then your magician should get in touch and set a time to meet or have a call to chat with you in further detail about your event and what you’re looking for.
When you’re ready to book, request to have everything about the event in writing as a safeguard.
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