What is your most memorable wedding?
A Luxury wedding at Hengrave Hall in 2017. The couple took the Mystery Guest Concept to the next level and dressed me as a Groomsman. Everyone bought into me being a part of the bridal party and I completely shocked everyone when I proceeded to entertain the whole wedding party with mind reading, magic and hypnosis.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
What about your business are you most proud of?
I am proud that I can change peoples perception of magicians and mind readers.
No longer do magicians have to be overbearing, flamboyant and a bit cheesy.
I can mix unknowingly amongst the wedding guests before surprising them with some astonishing effects. One of the most common quotes I receive is ;
" I don't normally like magicians but you stole the show."
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
1) Set a budget (this more than likely will fluctuate but get a rough idea)
2) Decide on the important things first. Forget all the little extras that make your day special. Build the foundation of your wedding first. I recommend securing a church/registry along with your ideal venue first. Now you have secure time and dates allowing you to book other services. Next on my list would be my ideal photographer. Photographers come in all styles and price ranges but your perfect one is out there, you want to make sure you book them before anyone else. Similarly, the dress is up there with the next thing to sort out, however, this can and probably will take some time. Don't rush it but do try to get that worry off your mind early.
3) Now you have your wedding foundation, its time to build on it. Make a list of all the things your ideal wedding will have. I like to think of this in two different ways, visual and emotional.
Visual planning - This involves all of the aesthetics of your wedding. What are you going to do on the day to make it look like the wedding you have always dreamt of.
Emotional planning - This, for me, is one of the most important aspects. How do you want your guests to feel on the day? How do you want them to remember it and talk about it after? Think about the flow of your day, what do your guests have to do to keep them occupied when they are not eating, drinking or watching the speeches. There are a lot of ways to keep your guests engaged and entertained on your day. The Mystery Guest® is my solution to this problem
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Booking The Mystery Guest® is simple...
1 - Get in touch:
Contact Stephen to discuss your wedding. Once understanding your day and your entertainment needs Stephen will let you know if he is right for your wedding and suggest the best package, along with fees and other details by email.
2 - Confirm:
Once you decide Stephen is right for your wedding you will receive a booking agreement with all the details discussed. Once this is confirmed you will receive an invoice for the booking fee to reserve the date in Stephen's diary.
3 - Design:
Depending on your package choice, Stephen will create the perfect entertainment solution for your wedding day. If required he will contact you to discuss further details and continue to develop the optimal performance pieces to really add the extra "Wow" into your wedding.
4 - Deliver:
Now it's time for your big day! Stephen will deliver an amazing performance to keep all your guests entertained and leave everyone talking about the fantastic time they had at your wedding.
What is your No. 1 top tip for keeping a crowd entertained?
The Mystery Guest® :)
What is your party trick?
The Mystery Guest® is THE party trick ;)