Wow a busy August, Holidays are over and September is manic! I am super excited with loads of new ideas coming to fruition as a consequence of being busy but also having time off to get thinking ideas.
Just one of these is a special gift or trick that I can perform for a Bride and Groom! Before I reveal (or don’t reveal this) let’s go back a bit. I have always found that many weddings it is incredibly hard to spend enough time with a bride and groom to involve them in the fun. Usually they are being pulled in so many directions either socialising or having photos taken or even getting stuck in a dress in the loo!
So finding the perfect time to chat to a couple can be difficult. Until recently, the solution, like much of what I do evolved! I was working again at a venue who recommends me they know what I do and I know how they work, their format really quite well. Over a series of weddings we worked out a perfect way of finding time for me to meet the couple but also at a time which helped the venue with the running order. Just as everyone is called in to dinner the venue wedding manager wants to keep the bride and groom ready, but not waiting around bored on their own and also not wandering off. They have to get all the other guests herded into dinner and then get service ready etc. Essentially be in 3 places at once, its a manic time 5 minutes for them!!
So we worked out a clever plan that if we get things right I can get to meet the bride and groom, entertain them while the venue manager sorts out everything else. The last thing a Bride and Groom want is to be stuck in a corner on their own and told to wait while their friends are getting on with the party. Everybody is happy, and the bride and groom don’t even notice our cunning plan! Nowadays what ever venue I am working I always try and suggest this plan to the venue manager and they always love it!
So now my problem, I needed something to totally wow the bride and groom, it has to be fun and not awkward for just 2 people. Also quick and fun and tie in with other tricks but unique for them. I like the idea of souvenirs but didn’t want the here’s just a card with your name on it type item to “give away”.
Again like much of what I do something evolved over time. Its similar to what the rest of what the guests might see, so the Bride and Groom can re-share the idea, however its like a gold plated version. It also has a big WOW factor and is great fun. Its also not a tacky give away but encapsulates the moment and wedding vibe!
Now my OCD kicks in! This has to be just right, I want it to be unique for each couple and personalised. Ignoring the hours of research and sourcing items, I am currently finding each time I prep this trick its taking me probably about 45mins… if not more! Although it will get quicker!
However…This is the thing…I love doing it and I love the time it takes and the opportunity to get something perfect for someone else! I love the idea that a Bride and Groom will choose me to be part of their wedding day. I feel that I owe them what every I can to make it special for them. To just chuck a box of cards in a case and turn up and just do tricks really isn’t my thing. I want to add something extra and put that silver lining to what I do. If this means taking extra time to prep things then thats totally cool with me! Not just for the Bride and Groom opportunity but for all their friends who will constantly feed back about how much fun things are. It’s taking that extra time to make sure things are perfect and add the finishing touch that people notice, talk about and rebook me time after time! As I said…I’m cool with that!
So at your wedding If you want to find out what’s in the box…get in touch!