For those in need of inspiration, the theatre offers a wealth of great ideas for your wedding theme. From musicals to William Shakespeare there’s something to suit every taste and occasion.
There are several ways you can add a touch of the West End or Broadway to your wedding reception. What’s on Stage have some fabulous ideas for putting together a “stagey” wedding. These include having a Shakespeare sonnet as your wedding reading and naming your tables after your favourites musicals, like ‘Hairspray’ and ‘Sweet Charity’.
A theatrical cake
The centrepiece for your wedding reception is always the cake! So, think about your favourite musicals or theatre shows and get a cake fashioned in way that really celebrates that. A quick Pinterest search and the ideas will flow very quickly indeed!
A Shakespearean sonnet
As well as being the master of the play, Shakespeare was also the king of love poetry. His memorable romantic sonnets will add a touch of the dramatic to your ceremony. Brides Magazine has some perfect sonnets and Shakespearean quotes that will be ideal for expressing your love in a traditional and theatrical way:
“Whether you’re looking for a short quote or a long verse, the works of Shakespeare are packed with words which exude romance and meaning. Here are just some of Shakespeare’s most heartfelt readings and professions of love.”
A theatrical first dance
Your first dance is your chance to really show off your love of the musical, so choose a true showstopper. If you have the time, you and your beloved can learn a specific dance routine to really wow your guests. Our friends over at The Knot have put together a list of 13 of the best Broadway show tunes for your first dance.
Menus in the form of playbills
Many people like to keep the playbill of their favourite theatre show as memento. One unique idea is to present your wedding reception menus as playbills, styled after your chosen play or musical. A quick Google search will uncover a world of fabulous inspiration in this regard.
Les Miserable flash mob
Before you start shaking your head, check out this gorgeous video. A Les Miserable flash mob will turn your wedding on its head. The flash mob is a modern phenomenon, but couples have begun to include it in their celebrations as a way of involving more of their friends in the wedding. This Les Miserable flash mob is a totally bonkers yet utterly brilliant way to celebrate your love of the theatre.
Theatrical thank you gifts
We adore the idea of a theatrical thank you gift. This might take the form of a playlist of your favourite Broadway and West End show tunes, or perhaps a collection of theatre poster art cards. Whatever you choose, make it a gift that will be treasured for years to come.