If you are considering booking a caricaturist for your wedding then give yourself a pat on the back — it’s a brilliant idea! Caricaturists are one of the most popular acts booked for weddings, and it’s easy to see why. They are extremely versatile, a great way to break the ice, and provide a fabulous favour for your wedding guests.

I’ve provided the answers to the most frequently asked questions when booking a caricaturist for a wedding…

Will the Caricaturist Draw All My Wedding Guests?

As a guide, a caricaturist will draw between 10-15 people per hour, based on a standard black and white drawing. Please note this is people, not caricatures, so if they are drawing a couple that is classed as two.

Caricatures of Wedding Guests

What is the Best Part of the Wedding Day to Book a Caricaturist For?

The most popular time to book a caricaturist for a wedding is during the drinks reception. It’s a great opportunity to help guests who have never met break the ice, and it will also keep your guests entertained whilst you are having your photographs taken. Caricaturists are extremely versatile though and will fit into any part of your day.

How Long Should I Book a Caricaturist For?

This will depend on how many guests you have, but a standard booking is usually for 2-3 hours. Not all of your guests may want to be drawn, but it is just as entertaining for them to watch your wedding caricaturist draw your other guests.

Caricaturist Drawing Bride and Groom

Do We Have to Pay for Each Caricature?

No, most definitely not. You pay a fee for a caricaturist to attend your wedding (usually around £250 — £350 for 2-3 hours), and everyone who gets drawn gets to keep their caricature. It’s a great memento of your wedding day for your guests to take home, and many brides and grooms will offer it in place of a favour.

What Do I Need to Provide for the Caricaturist?

Caricaturists come completely self-contained with their own paper, pens and often a plastic wallet to keep each caricature safe in. They will only require a weatherproof, well-lit area to work in. Most caricaturists will mix and mingle which means they walk around your wedding guests and draw standing up, but some do prefer to work from an easel, in which case they will require a chair.

That’s pretty much all you need to know. It’s easy to book a caricaturist for a wedding, and they will keep everyone entertained and provide fabulous keepsakes for you and your guests.

Guest post by Tracey Warren of Warble Entertainment

Images from…

Caricatures on Line: Camilla Arnhold Photography

Bride and Groom: Warble Entertainment