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Frequently asked questions when hiring a magician for your wedding

This page looks at some of the most frequently asked questions when people are considering booking Duncan William as the magician for their wedding. Here are some of your questions answered:

Which areas do you travel to as a wedding entertainer?

As a full time, professional wedding magician, I travel extensively around the UK from the top of Scotland to the bottom of England. I am predominantly a close up magician, and mind reader when I am asked to perform at Weddings. I also have a complete cabaret act which if asked for, can be incorporated into my magic set too.

How much does a wedding magician cost?

Different clients have different budgets put aside for their wedding entertainment. Rather than give you a vague figure, please contact me and we can work through some options to meet your needs. What I can tell you, is I will offer you the best value for money in the industry. This will be high quality for a competitive rate.

How much deposit do you require?

I usually ask for a £50 deposit and the outstanding amount you can pay on the day or a few days before your wedding.

Can we see a free magic demonstration?

I am very busy performing and as a result this isn’t always possible. However, if I am in your area then I would be more than happy to meet up to give you a free demonstration. Failing that, please click on the button below to see me in action or contact me and I will send you some more videos.

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Are you able to perform magic for kids?

As part of performing close up magic at a wedding, I can perform to all ages. If, however, you would like me to perform, purely to kids then please contact me directly for more information.

Is it possible for you to perform stage magic or cabaret magic in front of the whole audience?

Yes, of course! I have been fortunate enough to have been performing on stage in Japan for the 2010-2011 season, in front of large audiences. I can certainly organise a performance of this nature for you, dependent on your requirements. Occasionally, I am often asked to perform effects in front of the whole wedding party before introducing the cutting of the cake. Please contact me for more details.

Do you have any ideas for the best man speech?

Certainly! I’ve heard enough best man speeches so I’m sure I can give you some pointers of what to say and what not to say!!!! I’m sure I can give you some ideas for a funny, sad or moving best man’s speech ideas.

How far in advance do I need to book the magician?

Most people book their weddings 1 or 2 years ahead of time. Once the wedding venue has been booked a lot of brides then decide to start booking other elements in too. I would suggest booking your magician in at around that time. My most popular times are Fridays and Saturdays over the summer. June, July and August are especially popular. Christmas is a popular time for other events.

Duncan is also booked to perform his exciting, critically acclaimed cabaret act, to the wedding guests. Much like a scaled down stage show, Duncan can offer a fantastic and hilarious variety act that mixes comedy, ventriloquism, escapology, mind-reading and magic in his own unique and exciting way, and can be tailored to suit both an adult crowd and family audience. Forget about your traditional pre-conceptions of a cabaret act. There are no doves up the sleeves, card floruishes or rabbits out a hat, but something unique and contemporary to leave your guests laughing in amazement.

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“We booked Duncan to perform both cabaret and close up magic at our wedding for 2 hours. We wished we had booked him longer..... Our guests had an amazing time and it really made our day extra special! Thank you so much from us both. We will definitely be recommending him to our friends!”

Louise and Jon Richardson
Blaby, Leicestershire

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Duncan William offers free, try before you buy, magic and mind reading demonstrations for prospective clients. If you are interested in meeting up to talk through options and have a little taster demonstration, please get in touch!

So why book Duncan?

Duncan performs at hundreds of wedding events each year, a lot of them through recommendations from guests who have seen him before. Duncan offers professionalism, punctuality and flexibility and can tailor his act to fit around your day.

When asked in a survey conducted by St Louis Bride and Groom magazine in 2003, ‘81% of guests say the thing they remember most about a wedding is the entertainment’.

Make your wedding day extra memorable. Make your wedding entertainment special.