Wedding Entertainment Idea: Silhouette Artists!

I went to a wedding a couple weeks ago where there was something, I must admit, I had never seen before! They had not one, but TWO silhouette artists there. And while I was skeptical at first, it was absolutely fantastic!

Silhouette

What’s a silhouette artist?

A silhouette artist is someone who cuts out a silhouette of YOU while you’re sitting there.

How does it work?

I know, it’s hard to explain. Basically, you sit down on a seat and there’s a light shining on your profile. While you sit there (no smiling!), the artist watches your profile and cuts your profile into a black piece of paper. So in the end, you have a really cool silhouette of you. And, if you prefer, your significant other. Like that photo above — which is a photo of the actual silhouette. The real one had a nice border on the paper, along with the date of the wedding. 

How do I fit it into my entertainment?

Well, at the wedding I was at, the couple decided to put the artists (they hired two) in one corner of the reception. That way, guests could venture over throughout the night to get their silhouette cut out.

How should I find my silhouette artist and how much do they cost?

Well, given that I’ve only seen this at one wedding, the best advice I can give you is to look it up online! Go about finding a silhouette artist as you would go about finding any kind of vendor. In other words, look for recommendations, ask for samples, meet with them, AND check out any reviews online that you can find!

Good luck! And dont forget to share pictures!

~ Natasha

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5 Responses

  1. What a great idea! Nice blog post! Good luck!

  2. I am a silouette artist. I do parties and weddings.
    Email me if you want anything.

  3. […] you might want (eg if you want to have wedding entertainment such as a photo booth, cigar bar, or silhouette artist) can usually wait a bit longer in the planning […]

  4. Hi,

    I’m a silhouette artist who has been entertaining at weddings and events for over 10 years and I can say from experience that shilouettes work very well at weddings.

    You can find out more on my blog at:

    http://www.silhouettecutting.com/

  5. If you live in the northeast, (or have a budget large enough to cover airfare) I’ve had nothing but rave reviews at the wedding receptions where I’ve cut silhouettes of the guests and wedding party. People love that every favor they take home is 100% unique, and watching profiles cut is also very entertaining. You can see examples of my work at ArtfulHeirlooms.com, and I’m reasonable.

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