Before we begin… congrats on the upcoming wedding; it’s a very special time. It’s delightful to see your thinking out of the box and exploring magic as part of your wedding reception entertainer ideas.
Performing magic is Gene’s full-time passion. It’s taken him to 21 countries, countless parties and hopefully your wedding reception. Let’s explore why Gene’s close up magic works so well at wedding receptions and a bit about what he does.
Dear Gene. We can’t say enough about what you added to our daughter’s wedding. We didn’t know how to fill the time between the wedding and reception and you were simply amazing. Our friends can’t stop talking about you and we can’t wait to have another party so we can bring you back. Bob & Shari B.
What does wedding magic look like?
As a wedding reception entertainer, Gene performs close up (aka strolling) magic and mentalism during your party. It is the perfect fit since it’s both mobile and intimate. Gene strolls among your guests, standing or seated, and simply astounds them.
His magic is something special. Most magicians do all the tricks, take the bows and get the credit. When Gene performs, your guess actually do many of the tricks and they become the stars The result is your besties have a great time and some impossible stories to share.
You have made a believer out of me. I had never used a magician for one of our weddings before, however, the groom was quite insistent we include you; Now I know why. Your warmth, charm and amazing magic was a fine addition to the evening. Donna P, Wedding Planner Santa Barbara, CA
Where and when do you perform?
As your wedding reception entertainer, there are several times Gene’s magic makes a difference. Let’s take a look,,,
Right After the Wedding Ceremony: The bride and groom have lots of details to attend to following the ceremony and before the reception. Signing the license, taking family pictures and more. This is the perfect time to have Gene Urban stroll among the guests while they are waiting. The magic serves not only as entertainment, it is the ultimate ice breaker. As he moves among the guests he gets them to interact and share introductions. Gene likes to ask questions about how guests know the bride and groom while he performing. The result is they have fun and get to know more about each other.
Before and During Dinner: As the newlyweds, you will do your best to go to each table and talk with everyone. That takes time. Gene helps by keeping an eye on your progress and entertaining guests you have not gotten too yet. You might say he plays the role of a magical host whose job is to spread some magic and fill in the blanks.
If you are having a buffet style dinner, Gene will entertain people as they stand in line and additionally entertain friends who finish eating early and are waiting for the next event such as the garter throw, toasts and cake cutting.
During the Dancing Part of the Evening: A lot of people have a band or DJ come on after dinner. It’s a fantastic time for people to get up and dance. But what about the ones who don’t like to dance? Gene helps take care of these people.
Gene, you rock! . Our parents thought we were nuts when we said we hired a magician but afterwards they couldn’t say enough nice things about you. Thanks so much for making our day even more magical. Steve and Teri B.
Hope this has helped you better understand what wedding reception entertainer Gene Urban can add to your party. Gene is often booked months in advance so contact him now and have him put a hold on for your date.
Below is a video of Gene performing close-up magic.