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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 8th 2015
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    Can you have too much going on at a wedding?

    How much is too much?


    We have a lot of music at our wedding, we're having a guitarist at the ceremony, possibly pianist at the drinks reception (not sure if this is happening or not as I just know the venue have a piano there and sometimes have someone playing it) violinist at the wedding breakfast and a band for the evening reception... so we have enough live music..

    However I'm thinking of having a magician for that awkward time between the wedding breakfast and the evening reception starting... do you think we're going over board with entertainment?




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    • DanielleS0709
      CommentAuthorDanielleS0709
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Feb 8th 2015
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    Hi Donna I think a magician is a great idea! We are going to have a photo booth but not sure when I quite like the idea of having that time inbetween to mingle with guests. As far as music we are having a lady singing and playing guitar in the church. We are having a singer for pre dinner entertainment he also plays guitar and will play for guests while we are away having photos etc. then in the evening we are having a 5 piece live band followed by a dj

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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 8th 2015
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    Personally I think a magician is overkill with everything else you have going on.

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Feb 8th 2015
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    We didn't really have any lull between the wedding breakfast and evening reception.

    Straight after the meal we had speeches, followed straight away by cake cutting, then straight after that the DJ started playing music and then 15 minutes later we did our first dance followed by father daughter dance and then the party was well on its way.

    I'd save your money.

    You'll find too that guests by that point will all be running to the bathroom having eaten and had plenty to drink, cue queue at the ladies so no need for entertainment. Unless of course you really want a magician.

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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Feb 8th 2015
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    If
    A) music is important to you
    Bad
    B) you can afford it

    Then no it's not. It's something that means a lot for your day and will make it special.

    Unfortunately I only have one of the 2. I have my own organist (he is amazing!!!!)

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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 8th 2015
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    We're having all the music, it's all already booked-well apart from the guitarist, we are in the process of booking that.

    It's just the worry about the magician being over kill though.


    I spoke to people about having him either for the drinks reception or between the meal and the evening reception and people suggested the gap between meal and evening being the best time... hmmm really unsure now.




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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Feb 9th 2015
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    I don't think you neeeeed anything to fill the gap between the wedding breakfast and the reception.. People will probably be glad of the "time out" and have a chance to catch up with others and discuss the day etc. and just wind down before the evening reception gets under way. If you're a day guest I think it can be pretty full on and it's nice just to have a moment to yourself. It will probably be nice for you and your OH to finally get the chance to speak to everyone and do the rounds during that time too.

    If you really want a magician I would probably sacrifice one of your other entertainers to make way for him/her.

    We are having a magician and want him to work his way around the tables during the wedding breakfast between courses and are having a harpist playing in the background. We are also doing a DIY photo booth so people can pop in and out of that as they choose.. will be available to use in the time between the breakfast and the reception. x

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Feb 9th 2015
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    I think you can have a little too much depending on what you are having and when. Also you need to think of things running over. We went to a wedding a couple of years ago where the bride was extremely late for the wedding, which meant the ceremony over ran, she had singers for when people first turned up, then some dancers (my daughters were included as it was their irish dancing class), this was the start of things over running, the time the dancers were meant to dance was when we had only just sat down for dinner, I had to get the girls ready so missed out on that, hubby got me a plate of food to eat after though but it wasn't the same. She had ice cream vans, bouncy castles and fire breathers. A lot of which did not get seen by some

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    • SydnieH
      CommentAuthorSydnieH
      Got married 5 years ago
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    We've got a singer and a magician for the drinks reception, our singer is there all day though. I'm not worried abut it being too much :)
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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 9th 2015
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    Im with Flossie I think..

    I dont think you need the Magician as I (personally) think it seems like there's a lot going on, but if you did really want the Magician, I would probably swap him for one one your musical entertainers and have the best of both. Just me personally though x

    I worried we had too much going on as we have a live singer/guitarist doing three sets (during photos and 2x half hour at the reception), a candy cart and photobooth. Then we also won the Ice cream bike. My venue seemed shocked we had so much until I told the manager we'd acrually won the ice cream and didnt pay for that as well.

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    • KirstyR386
      CommentAuthorKirstyR386
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Feb 10th 2015
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    I don't think guests need entertaining 100% of the time. At the last wedding I went to, most people stayed at their tables and continued chatting with each other before the evening reception started. This will also give you time to go round and speak with people. If you do really want the magician then have one but make sure it is because you want it and not because you're worried guests will be bored because that seems unlikely with all the other music you have. X
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    • DanielleS0709
      CommentAuthorDanielleS0709
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Feb 10th 2015
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    Yea I agree it's a good time to mingle as wants the music starts you will be so busy dancing! Well I will anyway lol

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