"Do you, amazing engaged couplet, hire this experienced, professional, charming and modest roving wedding caricaturist, to provide fab-tastic wedding entertainment at your reception by sketching amazing caricatures of your nearest and dearest, 'till the end of the booking do you party? You do? I now pronounce you wonderfully-wedded doubletons and whiz wedding caricaturist!"
Wedding entertainment a piece of cake - although they do occasionally end in tiers. Producing lots of quick portraits is easy since the relatives all look the same! That said, every one of the faces I draw is different, and family members and close friends know each other's characteristics like their own, and always appreciate when I've teased the actual characters out from behind the fancy fascinators & wonky floral buttonières.
As wedding entertainment ideas go, booking a caricaturist is an original one, but for me, after having provided entertainment at well over a thousand wedding receptions over twenty-two years near me in London but also all over the UK, as well as being fun, it's my 'bread-and-butter'. Here's how it often goes:
After the wedding ceremony (if there has been one) I start sketching during drinks - at this point the bride & groom are often away busy with photos, so I help prevent any sense of a 'lull' occurring.
The entertainment usually continues during the meal, where I discretely sketch table-to-table, handing the sketches out as I go along. It gets conversations going, and prompts laughter - the greatest icebreaker of all - at tables that would otherwise be hushed apart from the sounds of cutlery-clinking and the slurping of soup.
The wedding couple can have their sketch done at any convenient point, and I can also ensure certain family members/guests are prioritised, or concentrate on the top table - just point me in the right direction.
For a quote or if you have any questions, please email or use my enquiry form below, and of course you're welcome to telephone.
Wedding entertainment hire (or any sort of party entertainment hire for that matter) has obviously been massively affected by the coronavirus - but I can still sketch. What I do has a certain level of intimacy about it - yet isn't classed as "invasive" by wedding venues - so is especially well-suited to socially-distanced gatherings - as micro/macro/mini/small wedding party entertainment ideas go, hiring Mr Sketchum is a big and bright one!
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