Using experience gathered over years of specialising in caricature entertainment for wedding receptions Luisa has devised her own unique adaptable working schedule that fits in smoothly with the photos at the drinks reception, wedding breakfast, speeches etc. The caricature entertainment is a huge hit at every wedding and the bride & groom are always delighted at the positive feedback from their guests.
This is your special day and Luisa is at your disposal to delight, charm and entertain your guests during the wedding reception. From the tiniest baby to the cheekiest Best Man!
There are two different times that work extremely well - either during the drinks reception and then on to the wedding breakfast, or during the evening reception.
DRINKS RECEPTION AND WEDDING BREAKFAST
Luisa can start at the beginning of the drinks reception entertaining your guests whilst the photos are being taken and then 'table-hop' at the wedding breakfast - usually a 3 hour booking. A three hour booking is ideal (and preferable to 2 hours), as it's worth noting that a lot of the guests will be very keen to be drawn! Each caricature takes no more than 5 minutes.
Every person on the top table will be drawn. Luisa draws a double of the bride & groom and singles (or doubles if requested) of the remaining top table guests. Once the top table is done Luisa draws a few at each table around the room, so that every table is entertained by the caricatures, as long as timings allow. As many caricatures as possible are drawn during the 3 hours (usually approx 40), drawn as singles or doubles (not groups).
Of course, there will be those that do not want to be drawn - just as, with the band, not everyone will want to go up on the dance floor, but your guests will enjoy being part of a fun atmosphere and enjoy watching and seeing their family and friend’s caricatures as they are shown around. Luisa highly recommends handing the caricatures out as they are drawn rather than holding them back (to put in a book for example) as it's an important 'entertainment factor', creating a fun atmosphere and a great talking point for your guests.
If the speeches are during the 3 hours Luisa will be happy to have a half hour break and add another half hour on to the timings, so that she is still working for a total of 3 hours - but she does need to know in advance due to travel arrangements. Please remember to take this into account when deciding the final timings. For example:Performance times: 3pm - 6.30pm (with a half hour break for speeches).
The caricatures also create excellent entertainment at the evening reception - it's great to create a 'caricature corner' where the guests can sit and watch the caricatures being drawn and join in the banter and fun atmosphere. As each caricature only takes 5 minutes you get a lively changing crowd throughout the evening. This also provides the caricaturist with the ideal working conditions - good angle/light/sociable atmosphere etc - which can all add up to produce an even higher quality of work and faster turnover of caricatures.
The caricature work is extremely flexible and Luisa can mix and mingle with the guests, either seated or standing and adapt to any situation that presents itself. Whatever happens you can relax in the knowledge that Luisa will be busily sketching away whatever the situation - it's often very difficult to leave as it's so popular with the guests!