"For the most magical day of your life!"
Imagine this. You walk into your wedding venue and see your best friend trying to help your coworkers stump a mind reader. You are startled by a scream of delight from your cousin who just had something vanish from his hands! You look over and see your sorority sisters laughing side by side with your parents! Sound too good to be true? I will make it all possible!
I always hear the same thing from the guests... ”I wish we could've had you for our wedding!”
Wedding surveys show that after “I do", 81% of guests say that the entertainment is what they remember most about the wedding they attended.
Did you know?
Why should we hire a wedding magician?
Look at it this way: your wedding is likely the most important party of your lives. No future birthday, anniversary, or graduation party could ever measure up to the time and effort you put into your wedding day. Your wedding guests should be entertained at this incredible celebration! Not everyone is big on dancing (especially during the pandemic), which makes a wedding magician a great alternative to ensure those guests have a great time.
We've all been to weddings that start off great, but after the ceremony, the energy quickly declines. The bridal party is taking pictures; leaving your guests to stand around waiting in a room full of people they may not know. These people consist of four groups: Your friends and family, and your significant other's friends and family.These people usually don't know each other very well.
Let Anthony help you eliminate the evening's lulls! You're so busy enjoying your wedding day; let him break the ice for you. Your best friend will be helping your coworker try to stump Anthony during his mentalism performance; your cousin will have things vanish from his hands; and your sorority sisters will be laughing side by side with your parents! His interactive close up wedding magic will truly bring your guests together!
Anthony's close up magic routines are designed to engage your wedding guests, and use as many guests as possible. You will be so busy on your wedding day, let this incredible wedding magician take care of breaking the ice for your guests. Make your wedding stand out from the rest!
What does a wedding magician do?
A wedding magician makes the couple the star of the show, both figuratively or literally if they want! Anthony goes to each person, group, or table and delivers a personal magic experience of fast-paced witty entertainment. This helps your wedding guests to mix and mingle in a fun and memorable way- Anthony is essentially an entertaining ice breaker!
Each group gets the option of choosing what they want to see; either sleight of hand, mind reading, or the most popular option- both!
Anthony’s performances are completely customizable to the clients’ needs, some of the effects include reading your guest’s minds, sleight of hand, objects appearing and vanishing in someone’s hand, amazing card magic, and much more! You’ll hear laughter, you’ll see smiles, and minds will be blown!
When does a wedding magician perform?
The cocktail hour is typically the time when the bridal party is off taking photos, leaving the guests to play the waiting game while having drinks. This is a crucial time when people usually don’t interact with anyone they don’t know- allow your wedding magician to introduce the different groups together through the power of laughter and astonishment! Anthony's main goal is to keep the excitement of the day at a peak!
Already got your pictures out of the way? Not a problem, Anthony offers an after dinner show for the whole crowd! He also offers table to table performances for a more intimate experience. Whatever the request may be, Wedding Magician Anthony Dempsey has the perfect match for your needs!
After dinner or during the dancing portion of the evening is also a great time for wedding guests to experience some magic. Not everyone dances, so this is a great option for those people to have something fun to do. You can easily find out which option works best for your wedding day by getting in touch with Anthony!
“I hired Anthony to perform at my daughter's wedding. Our venue had implemented strict restrictions regarding social distancing and I needed something that could entertain our guests and keep them seated at their tables during the reception. Anthony's show far exceeded what I hoped it would be. He was funny, clever and professional. Not one "trick" went wrong. He was able to include the bride and groom, members of the wedding party and special guests in several portions, making the whole performance seem personalized and as if it was created just for them. It was such a unique and memorable experience! All the guests raved about it. With guests in ages ranging from children, to young adults, to middle aged and great-grandparents, it was something for everyone! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!”
- Amber M.
"Anthony is THE BEST!! He is so skillful, professional and FUN! Our wedding guests LOVED Anthony's performances and kept telling us how Anthony really helped take our cocktail hour / wedding reception to the next level! We cannot say enough great things about Anthony; we definitely recommend him to all!"
- Victoria P.
"Anthony is not only friendly and fun to work with, but he is truly good at what he does. He’s incredibly easy to get along with, which makes him the perfect icebreaker for large social gatherings! Anthony entertained our guests for our cocktail hour and reception. He floated around between guests and groups, and got people talking that normally might not have. We had a large group, with people all across the board: introverts, extroverts, loud, shy, dancers, non-dancers... you name it. It was so nice to have someone there that could engage with everyone. It let us enjoy our evening more knowing our guests had a great time! And he didn’t have to use any rainbow scarves or rabbits to make it happen." - Rachel L.
“Anthony helped some of my shy wedding guests come out of their shell and have fun! I'm really glad we decided to hire him. Having him entertain our guests made our special day even more special! I'm so glad that we chose Anthony to be our wedding magician!”
- Laura J.
"Anthony was the magician for my clients' New Year's Eve wedding. He was so, SO fantastic. Arrived early, tried to help with set up (!) and dressed impeccably. The guests enjoyed him so much - the hit of the night! Anthony is super personable and I swear he performs real magic! Thank you so much for being so incredibly easy to work with! Highly recommend his services. Looking forward to our next event together!"
- Linda L.
Wedding Entertainment FAQ
Can it match my theme?
Absolutely! The goal is to bring your dream to life. I cater to the theming and needs of each couple, knowing how unique and special this day will be. Whether it's renting specific clothing, performing only the client's requested tricks, or acting as a character- I truly value your wedding day and will work hard to incorporate your theme.
Do you perform at destination weddings?
Yes! I perform nationally as well as internationally, and I'm passport ready! I love when I get a chance to help with destination wedding entertainment. Some clients have even hired me to perform during the pre-wedding festivities the night before.
Can my guests record your performance?
Of course! For most people this is their first time to see a wedding magician in person, so they want to remember it by taking photos or videos. They will also want to post those videos on instagram or snapchat and I don't blame them! They are welcome to take as much footage as they like and even post them online!
Do you do in-person meetings like other wedding vendors?
Yes! For my local couples, I love to meet up over coffee or brunch. I like to get to know my couples and hear all about their vision; there is no better way to do that than meeting face to face and getting to know each other. For my out-of-state couples, we typically meet via zoom or a series of phone calls.
Do you perform for all ages?
Yes! The great thing about strolling magic is that it's adaptable. Each group gets their own show. If there happens to be a group that consists of mostly kids, I can show them effects that will be perfect for their age range. I have tricks for everyone, no matter the age.
If I hire you for more than an hour, does your time run consecutively?
Almost all of my clients hire me for several hours, usually during the cocktail hour and then to perform during the reception. I understand that wedding schedules are sometimes spread out, and that you don't always need the entertainment to be back to back. As long as it is specified beforehand, the time does not have to be consecutive. Within reason, of course.
Will you be able to make my grumpy uncle laugh?
Nope! I unfortunately can not perform miracles. That man lost the ability to experience joy a long time ago. If anything, I can try and distract him long enough for everyone else at the table to escape his judging glare and backhanded comments. I'll still try my best to make him laugh first, though!
I have a high wedding guest count- will you be able to entertain everyone?
If you have a large guest count, I normally suggest hiring multiple entertainers. I have a great group of other professional wedding magicians that I work with to ensure that everyone gets a chance to experience some magic. These performers are vetted by me and you can expect the same quality service as you would from myself.
What are you waiting for? Lets talk about your big day!
"Anthony came to perform at our wedding and blew everyone away!!! Our guests thought it was the coolest thing to have a wedding magician and couldn't stop complimenting how amazing Anthony was at his craft. He is just that good! Thank you so much again, Anthony! You truly elevated our wedding day!"
- Shannan R.
"Anthony made our wedding a complete hit! We are still talking about how amazing he is as a magician and entertainer! He was the highlight of the party!"
- Andra W.
“We hired Anthony for entertainment at our wedding and he absolutely did not disappoint! He worked the room during our cocktail hour and dinner, and stunned and amazed our friends. Then, he put on a 45 minute show that was fun, energetic, and everyone had a great time. We would definitely hire Anthony again for another event. Thanks so much!”
- Aaryn M.