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Mind Control by Nardi/Spellman and PK Touch. The latter done with Real Ghost so that both the bride and groom can respond to the touch at exactly the same moment.

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What about a credit card number revelation (The Grooms credit card) the Bride names the card number.
(of course she knows the number of by heart, as she's been using it since they met Smile )
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Nobody said Himber Ring?
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On 2011-08-01 08:42, johncesta wrote:
How do folks stop the momentum of a wedding for a magic/mentalism show?

Alright everyone it's not about us for 30 minutes ... watch the guy on the stage.


That is exactly what I was thinking. Strolling...yes. Stage???
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I would just table hop with the two greatest close-up effects possible for any occasion - the Pea Can and the Magic Ding Dong.
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A certain trilogy of books from outlaw might provide a taste of married life???
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Have a box, with 2 padlocks wrapped up and sat on the gift table for the entire evening. Give a key to both the bride and the groom.

Use it for an open prediction of sorts detailing some of the things that have randomly happened throughout the evening... ending with the prediction that the couple will
live together happily ever after.

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As an entertaianment agent I would never consider offering ANY speciality act for a wedding. A wedding singer may be appropriate for a few specific songs but that would be about it. Weddings are social gatherings where families get together so expecting guests to be quiet for 30 - 40 minutes after the meal is like pushing water up hill.

Strolling close-up magic or mentalism is the only options I would recommend. I would however be interested to hear from those who have actually worked cabaret at weddings as opposed to those feel qualified to make suggestions about conditions they have never worked within.
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As an agent I too have always booked specialty act at weddings for after dinner stage performances and would never book strolling acts at a wedding. The wedding market was a primary market we booked for twenty five years, doing 75-130 per year. Many requests for mentalists, hypnotists, comedians, game shows and the little people (most recently seen on America's Got Talent).

The period following dinner before the dancing starts is when 90% of them would perform during this typically slow down transitional time. Guests have just eaten, yet are not ready to jump up on the dancefloor and start dancing yet, so we took this ideal spot and focused primarily on this and it was more than successful. The audience was looking for something here, and even though the bride and groom were being pulled in many directions by the *** photographer, in the vast majority of times, the were the ones booking us and were looking forward to our fun, interactive performances as most featured the bride and groom and the bridal party. Then when our specialty act was done, everyone was ready to hot the dancefloor. DJ's and bands loved us because they got a break, and when they followed us it as an immediate thing rather than a progressive build that they had to work at.

Although I no longer do the the 10-15 bridal shows a year to promote these acts, I still get a dozen or two calls per year. It's about positioning and filling a void. In many cases I would get the same or even better price for this 30-45 minute act than the band or DJ was getting for the whole night.
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On 2011-08-01 04:21, Pakar Ilusi wrote:
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On 2011-07-31 01:09, Mindpro wrote:
Nearly every mentalism effect can easily be adapted for a wedding theme, the bride and groom or bridal party.


How about that full body catalepsy lying down between two chairs thingy?

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Well, off the top of my head: Get the women walking all over the man and explain how catalepsy will become an important state for him to be able to achieve in the years to come.
Also, use as an extended metaphor for the wedding night- he's stiff now and maybe all night- the power of suggestion!
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On 2011-08-04 08:35, Mindpro wrote:
As an agent I too have always booked specialty act at weddings for after dinner stage performances and would never book strolling acts at a wedding. The wedding market was a primary market we booked for twenty five years, doing 75-130 per year. Many requests for mentalists, hypnotists, comedians, game shows and the little people (most recently seen on America's Got Talent).


I Guess this is the difference between the UK and the US.
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