If you're a massive fan of the theatre, then why not incorporate this into your big day? It may sound like a bold choice, but it's surprisingly easy to create a fun but classy theatrical wedding theme. Here's how to put on a show that your guests will love...
Get married in a theatre
It may sound obvious, but the best way to create a theatrical theme is to get married in a theatre! There are plenty of theatre venues throughout the UK who are happy to accommodate weddings – just make sure you won't be restricted by any performances going on the day of or after your celebration. Once you've chosen your venue, you and your fiancé can marry on the stage while your guests have the best seats in the house! You're also likely to get a built-in orchestra pit, perfect for live music.
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Name your tables after shows
For a simple yet effective way to include the theatre in your décor, why not name your tables after your favourite theatre shows or films, and display the posters or playbills on the table? On the seating plan, type up your guests' names in a 'cast list'.
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Invite people with a ticket
Sending your wedding invitations in the form of a theatre ticket will instantly let your guests know your wedding theme, with the added bonus that you can include a rip-off ticket stub as an RSVP. Don't forget that if you're including a glamorous or vintage dress code, you should include it on the ticket.
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Have a theatrical first dance
For romantic first dance songs, why not choose something from one of your favourite movies or musicals? Broadway musical choices could include 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' from The Lion King, or 'One Hand, One Heart' from West Side Story. If you want something a little more upbeat, why not hire professional dancers to help you and your h2b choreograph a dance number?
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Create a snack bar
There are plenty of foods people associate with the theatre, such as sweets and ice cream, but if nothing else you should definitely include popcorn. As a snack it's easy on the budget, but also instantly conjures up the feeling of watching a performance. If you want to add an exciting twist, hire a popcorn machine with customised paper cones, and allow your guests to add their own toppings at a popcorn bar.
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Spell your name in lights
Is there anything more theatrical than seeing your name in lights? Light-up letters are easy to come by these days, and make fantastic props for the dancefloor or reception. They may take up a chunk of your décor budget, but they have great impact and look impressive in photos. To save space, you may want to stick to just your initials!
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