(Closed) Theater Ceremony Ideas?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

What sort of front curtain is it? If the front curtain is one of the types that can be height-adjusted – such as a guillotine or Austrian/Roman drape – it might be possible to have the curtain raised only part-way so that there won’t be such a huge gap between the tops of your heads and the top of the proscenium. Or, does the theatre have any framing set pieces that you could borrow/rent for your wedding?

What is the seating like, and how many guests will you be having? If you aren’t filling the entire theatre, just getting your guests to take the seats in the front, and not having anyone seated past a certain row, will be a huge help ๐Ÿ™‚

Your venue is beautiful; I am so jealous right now! Congrats on bagging it ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Your plans for seating sound perfect!

I just noticed that the apron (part of the stage in front of the curtains) looks fairly large in your first picture; is your wedding party small enough to have everyone just on there instead of using the whole stage? And then have spotlights on you? Cutting the depth of the stage area will also help adjust the scale ๐Ÿ™‚ Alternatively, find out if there is a second set of curtains behind the front ones that close all the way – some theatres have this, but not all.

Also find out if they have any ready-painted backdrops that you could use! Otherwise, if they can project images (from a projector) in sufficient focus on the cyclorama (that’s the white screen that covers the entire back wall of the stage) then that may be your best bet; if not, you may have to get creative with the lighting, like you were thinking.

HTH! I was a theatre major in college, focusing on stage management and tech while dabbling in directing, so feel free to ask me any other questions you have about the visuals/technicals and I’ll try my best to make helpful suggestions ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

a small suggestion…..do your programs in the classic “playbill” style!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We aren’t doing out ON the stage but we are having it at a theatre so we are doing the playbill stuff and ticket RSVP’s. Etc.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We are also getting married in a theater (except ours is a vintage movie theater so it doesn’t have a stage like yours)! You may want to ask your photographer about the set-up. Our photog recommended not having anything projected on the screen because the background might show up strange or cut-off in pictures.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Timber Lake Playhouse - Mt. Carroll, IL

I’m also having my wedding on stage in a theater – we’re only using the middle part for seating also. However, the theatre is considered “small” seats 371. The stage is huge though!!! We are planning on cutting the depth by standing out on the apron and either keeping the curtain completely closed or slightly open, to frame where we are standing. We haven’t decided on an alter yet but will probably use an arch or a table with candles/flowers. We also plan to edge the apron in candles. Anything you can do to simply fill the space but not over do it will help.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We’re getting married at an old theatre and Im attaching some pics from their site – it’s an amazing old place thats been renovated and is just adorable!! I’m doing a beach sunset theme, so I think I’m going to try and go for the old Elvis black and white movies on the beach theme..

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Grrr it only attached two pics..  here’s more:

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

And two more because they didnt upload either – I just love these!  The bottom one is a different wedding where they used the traditional candles on the stage.

 

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