A question that seems to get asked all over the internet is "How much does it cost to hire a wedding magician?" 

All the articles I've read have gone on to describe what a wedding magician does but none of them seem to give an actual answer to the question. They all seem nothing more than click bait to get people to buy things! Here I'm going to try and give an actual answer, without giving you pages of nonsense to wade through. This is quite a hard question to answer exactly as my prices vary depending on a number of factors such as date of wedding, location and time of day a performance is required. There are times of the year such as the Christmas period when prices can increase. Most weddings take place on a Saturday and I will often perform at two in one day, performing at the drinks reception at one and the evening reception at another. If the times you require mean I can only perform at one event all day this can push up prices. Obviously travel is a factor, generally I can drive to most places and home in a day, but just occasionally a hotel may be necessary. So here we go some actual prices:

My basic rate starts at £390, this is generally for a 2 to 3 hour performance during one period of the wedding. If you were after a longer performance during say the drinks reception and wedding breakfast prices may go up to about £450. If the wedding is at a particularly quiet time of year, February being my slowest month or a quiet day, Monday and Tuesday, this can push prices down a bit to about £350. Whereas if it's a really popular day, such as a Friday in the run up to Christmas prices can go up to about £700 (generally I'm performing at corporate events at this time of the year).

If you take £390 as my average price, plus or minus £30 for travel etc that should give you a fair idea of how much it costs to hire a wedding magician. For an exact quote please get in touch using the contact form which can be found HERE. One thing I will mention is that many performers, venues and suppliers to weddings will push up their prices for a wedding. I do the opposite. Most of my work during the week is at corporate  events for large multinational corporations. My prices for a wedding will always be lower and far more affordable than for these events.

For more details on hiring a wedding magician please go over to my wedding page HERE.

Edward Crawford is a professional magician and mind reader. Each year he performs at over 150 events throughout the UK and the world. Over the last 3 years he has been awarded the best UK wedding magician by Lux magazine. 




Last week I finally had a free day to visit the Smoke and mirrors exhibition at the Wellcome collection in London. The exhibition explores the the world of psychology, magic and psychic mediums whist looking at what magic and conjuring can tell us about the human mind. The exhibition is divided into sections looking at magic, mentalism and the part I was most interested in, the world of the 19th century psychic medium. In the part of the exhibition they had some fascinating artifacts including letters to and from Houdini to the infamous medium, Marjorie the medium, the chair Marjorie sat on when she conducted seances and a replica of the cabinet Houdini had made for here when testing her abilities. Turns out she couldn't contact the dead, fancy that! Finally saw a picture of one of Marjorie's classic acts of trickery I've often heard about but never seen before, Marjorie would often undertake her seances in a state of undress. Everyone would hold hands to ensure no one was getting up to no good when the lights were turned off. Marjorie would place the hand of the gentleman sitting beside her between her legs (remember she's partially naked) meaning she could get up to trickery whilst the poor man beside her was engaged in the ultimate act of misdirection!

Many of the items are ones I covet for myself and a few I'm the proud owner of in my modest collection of antique books and posters. Basically the exhibition is how I would decorate most of my house if I had the money and a wall large enough to display the largest magic poster, for carter the great, I've ever seen. They also have live performances each day (which I missed). A fascinating exhibition which I recommend to everyone.

The Wellcome collection has a permanent exhibition on the first floor looking at medicine through the ages, I didn't have much time to look around this but it was equally fascinating and something I will have to take another look at when I have more time. The book shop at the collection is to die for. So many lovely books, with an emphasis on magic and psychology in keeping the exhibition. The exhibition has a book produced in conjunction, The Spectacle of Illusion, a beautiful hardback that I would also recommend.

Edward Crawford is a LONDON MAGICIAN performing throughout the world at  corporate and private events. He performs a style of magic known as mentalism, better described as psychological illusion or magic of the mind, to make things easier he prefers to call himself a mind reader.

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