Top Tips for Your Wedding
Red Hat Magic Top Tips For A Super Wedding
FOCUS ON YOUR GUESTS
The more fun your guests are having the more you can relax and the better your wedding day will be. You will have better photographs, memories and everything else. The most important part of the day for a successful wedding is the photographs. Bonding the guests here creates a feel good vibe for the whole day. Entertainment is key in bringing them together and creating talking points….and is a lot safer than people hitting the bar hard!
The Cheap Option (if you can rely on the weather) is to hire party games. Croquet or giant jenga are all available (but not from me).
The Professional Option. Hire Red Hat Magic (well I would say that) but it’s true, my magic brings people together and leaves memories that last. Red Hat Magic is the ONLY MAGICIAN regional finalist in The Wedding Industry Awards 2018 – South Central region.
FOCUS ON THE MEMORIES
You don’t need to have everything (really you don’t) and many things at a wedding are quickly left on the table and forgotten. Wedding favours are a good example – no one is going to rave about the sugared almonds you spent £200 on – and mostly favours stay on the table. Focus on a few things that will leave lasting memories. With the money you save buy fancier shoes, a few more drinks on your honeymoon, or entertainment for you and your guests (totally biased but accurate advice 😉 )
“It has been a good couple of months since our wedding, but I still have people telling me how good Danny’s magic was and I could not agree more!!! Thank you Danny for entertaini
Natasha Wiggins does both hair and make-up meaning everything can be done using just one supplier – which is easier. Natasha has been going for 15 years and has a team of 15 professionals. Catherine Edwards is one of the team.
Catherine’s Top Tip: Choose something classic that suits you and don’t just follow the latest fashion. Pick something that shows your personality and which suits your dress.
Star Fireworks started as a family business in 1971 selling fireworks and has grown into an international business putting on displays for A list stars such as Mick Jagger, Christina Aguilera and many others.
Star Firework’s Top Tip: The mistake some brides make is thinking that they can get fireworks a lot cheaper and that the display will still be as good. Also not all venues allow fireworks and those that do require a licensed fireworks professional. They won’t let you do it yourself.
Photographer Scott Collier has the ability to find the visual story in every situation, doesn’t take himself too seriously, and has an incredible ability to connect with people which makes him one of the UK’s top photographers. Ask about his hen party photography sessions.
Scott’s Top Tips: If you can get a team of two photographers, one male one female. The boys can relax and be boys and the ladies can relax having a woman photographer during the early preparations. Make sure your photographer is using top of the range equipment (ask on an online photographers forum). Good equipment means great photos even in the rain. (Note from Danny/ Red Hat Magic here. A single lens can cost over £2000. If your photographer is cheap the chances are they are not using top equipment).
Flowers in a Jar is based in Church Crookham where Katherine Farr makes beautiful unique floral art for weddings including a wedding dress or handbags made entirely of flowers!
Katherine’s Top Tip: You don’t need to spend a fortune. Our bridal bouquets become the centrepieces for the table.
The Vanilla Cake Company delivers delicious hand made cakes across Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire and parts of London.
Laura’s Top Tip: Consider matching your cake to the decor of the venue – and have the cake you want – don’t be swayed by family or friends!
Ginny Marsh – Wedding & Portrait photographer (Rock chick, Pinterest addict, Female Empowerer and Blogger) from Farnham, Surrey. Ginny specialises in wedding photography and video fusion. Ginny says “I have a really natural, informal and personal approach to my work, and I love to tell a story! I especially love alternative weddings or unusual themes. The unique video fusion films that I make are a mix of still images and video clips to tell the story of the day and give more impact than just the images by themselves. Another thing that makes me unique is I’m also a Stella & Dot stylist, which enables me to style my Clients on shoots with gorgeous jewellery! Customer service and client experience is something that is really important me, and I am very good at getting my clients to relax and feel comfortable in front of my camera”.
Ginny’s Top Tip: PLEASE TELL YOUR GUESTS TO TURN OFF THEIR PHONES/CAMERAS/TABLETS! Oh. My. Goodness. I know people like to get their own photos, but pleeeease tell your guests to leave it to the professional photographer. The amount of times I’ve taken shots of the Bride and Groom at key moments (e.g. first kiss, or walking down the aisle), but only for there to be a wedding guest with a phone, or even tablet (don’t even get me started on people who take photos with tablets!!) getting right in the shot so I can’t see the Bride/Groom or your lovely guests faces!
The Ultimate Disco Company is a family firm in Wokingham providing DJ entertainment since 1992 and owned by Steve Sansom.
Steve’s Top Tip: Don’t neglect the entertainment! The entertainment can make or break a wedding. Good entertainment will top off a wonderful day. Bad entertainment will take away the good memories.
Angela and Gary
First of all a HUGE thank you to you for being at our wedding and wowing the guests in your incredible, magical way!! We had so many comments about how amazing you were! We had such an incredible day and will never forget it. I know every bride says this, but it really was so much fun!Meeting you was the best decision we made! So many thanks again Danny, you really made our day.
Danny was a hit from the moment he arrived. His warm dry sense of humour coupled with amazing sleight of hand and polished delivery will astonish and entertain your guests. Seriously pleasant guy, everyone loved his craft and of course it helps that he is great with people. Brilliant Wedding Danny you more than did you bit. You will always be welcome back to Saltcote Place in Rye.
I cannot recommend Danny enough! We had a private performance at our corporate dinner as we wanted something a little different from the usual after dinner speaker and Danny did not disappoint. The magic was amazing and very entertaining for all of the guest. The room was filled with gasps, applause and open mouths all evening as Danny continued to dazzle us with his skills in a vast range of tricks (I hate to use that word as he is truly magic). All of the guests were left amazed and were still talking about it at breakfast the next day with excitement. In addition to the showmanship, Danny is lovely to work with and kept in touch to discuss our needs, arrived early and stayed long after the coffees, very professional. Thank you Danny for the unique show and we can't wait to see you again.
Danny is entirely self-contained; give him a start, duration and target audience, and then let him get on with it. He does some great tricks which defy belief but his real magic is the way he can make a table of strangers suddenly relax and begin to enjoy themselves. As he works a room it is as if you are watching a sunrise. If you are planning a conference dinner or similar then see if you can get hold of Danny, I strongly recommend him.
Danny Jurman is a consummate professional. Highly professional and very entertaining. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him for any kind of occasion.
Sarah and James
You are an absolute hero! Everybody loved you!
Katie and Joe
Our guests were in awe of your tricks and have been retelling your magic to friends non stop since. You really did add an extra special touch to our day.
Thank you for your show at our Christmas party on 13th December. All my colleagues really enjoyed the session and were still talking about it the following week. Their only complaint is that I did not book you for longer!
Josh and Katie Deakins
Danny was fantastic! We wanted to provide some fun entertainment through the reception at our wedding, and Red Hat Magic certainly did not disappoint! I highly recommend Red Hat Magic for any event - very accommodating and professional.
We were lucky enough to have Danny for my brothers 30th this weekend just been. He was brilliant throughout the night and kept amazing us all time after time with his tricks. Not only is Danny a charming and endearing person to be around but also a fantastic magician!Couldn’t recommend more if I tried!Thanks again Danny!
Danny elegantly and powerfully wowed our 140 people strong evening engagement party, ranging from 18 year olds to my mum of 91! They all loved his magic. Thanks Danny
Had a 60th birthday party and Danny managed to leave many of my friends speechless , open mouthed and amazed. He added that bit extra to the evening, made it the best ever birthday party. Thank you for the memories!
Kevin and Jacquie
I just wanted to say a big thank you for your memorable contribution to our big day! The guests were blown away and haven't stopped talked about you since.
Paul (father of the bride)
Thank you so much for last week!! You were amazing & everyone loved you!! A perfect “Add “ to their special day! Thanks again, Paul
John and Angela
Where do I start? I booked Danny for my wedding and he just blew my guest minds, left them open mouthed and speechless!. He was amazing, the stuff he did was just in inexplicable and we couldn't believe our eyes!! Such a decent guy and a funny guy.
10 out of 5 stars!! Absolutely incredible!!
I have had so much feedback from everybody that was there on Saturday. I must say you were absolutely fantastic. I will certainly be recommending you to others and hope to meet you again soon. All the best Keith
For the second time, I have just used Danny's services for a corporate dinner. Danny's close up magic skills are wonderful, but it is his interaction with the delegates which really make him stand out. He is able to hold the attention of a table (not always easy when the wine is flowing!) and get a reaction out of, what can sometimes be, a 'difficult' crowd, but Danny manages it extremely well and I would have no hesitation in recommending him and his skills.
Carly and Liam Carter
Danny was amazing! We got married yesterday and the magic was fabulous! I had people coming up to me astounded. Thank you so so much! Highly recommend.
Phil (Dad) Lucy & Chris
Always keen on ‘walk around Magicians’ so I suggested to my daughter I could book Danny for her wedding. In her words... ‘Dad he was so good, everyone loved him! Thanks for getting him!! xx‘
The children and all the adults loved what Danny did. He was brilliant- utterly convincing (scarily so!!) and we'd love to see more of what he does!
We could not make a better choice in occasion of our 50th company anniversary! Danny was what we were looking for to entertain our guests and the Mayor.
I recently booked Danny for a corporate event and he was fantastic. All our guests were amazed by his magic tricks and were very entertained by him! Danny also kept me in the loop the whole way through the process, making the organisational side much easier! Thanks Danny for entertaining our guests and I’d highly recommend.
I've had the pleasure of watching Danny perform at a number of events, and what can I say, he's fantastic! Until I met Danny I'd never seen a magician perform up close, and as such I was blown away by the tricks he was performing! He has the charm, he can do the small-talk banter which keeps your interest whilst he performs the tricks, and he has a wide enough repertoire to keep an audience engaged for the duration of an event – kids and adults alike! I have no hesitation in recommending Danny's services to anyone looking for a close-up magician for their event, be it a wedding, birthday party or corporate event.
Gemma and Tim
It turned out to be a huge highlight of our day and cannot wait for an excuse to hire him again! We booked Danny because he was friendly, funny, professional and very talented, we couldn't have asked for more!
I have spoken to both Lucas and Stuart and they both said how well it went and how great you were! Thank you so much for this and if there are any future events here coming up then I shall be in touch!
Megan and Greg
Thank you so much for making our drinks reception at our wedding so magical! Our guests loved the magic tricks and are still talking about them now. It really kept people entertained, especially as the weather was not too great!
A HUGE Thankyou for weaving your magic at my 70th – it was perfect – just what I wanted. Some of the children, as well as the “not so young” were intrigued, delighted, amazed and amused by your tricks – especially the one where you produced a ball of ice, and then my granddaughter was over the moon when you produced a lollipop for her!!! Hope all goes well – thanks again!
Angelique & Denise
I hired Danny Jurmann for my best friends 50th Birthday Party on Saturday 3rd March 2018. Danny arrived promptly and mingled with the guests so my best friend was unaware he was in the room (as planned). He surprised her with a fantastic couple of tricks which drew in an audience! Danny spent the whole evening mesmerising everyone (the children were in awe of him!). I would highly recommend Danny for any event. He ticked all the boxes and much more! He was very entertaining and all the guests loved him and they are still talking about him now! Thank you Danny for a great evening!
Steve and Jillian
Thank you Danny. We cannot thank you enough for Saturday. You were absolutely brilliant! All the guests loved you. There was about 10 of us all having breakfast Sunday morning at the hotel & you were the talking point. You made our special day even more fun. Thank you so much!