Post # 1
Okay, so we have been tossing ideas around forever about how to do this. We are wanting to have somewhere our guests can give us advice on married life, wish us luck, or just congratulate us on the marriage. Origionally we were just going to do a wish tree. Problem solved. But we decided to forgo the cherry blossoms for a theatre theme. (live theatre, not movies.) But the problem is, it is very much an upscale Broadway feel. Still theatry but still weddingy as well. So we were going through theatre traditions and FI rememered that one fun tradition is that before a show people always write notes on the dressing room mirrors. Things like “break a leg” or inside jokes. So, we were going to put out some permanent markers and let people write on mirrors. Of course we would have a paper explaining what it was for and why we chose mirrors. But, if you were a guest would you think it was weird, neat, or something else entirely?
EDIT: This isn’t going to double as a guest book. Our guest book will be a picture matt with two cut out spaces where our vows will go later. This is just an “advice and YAY your married!” type thing.
I plan on wording it something like “Before a show begins it is customary to leave well wishes on the mirror for the actors, as our marriage begins today we ask that you leave your well wishes and advice to keep our marriage strong on our mirrors” But obviously we would make that sound MUCH mor eloquent. But you get the idea.
Post # 3
Actually at David’s bridal they have a guestbook that is a mirror, but the pen etches it onto the glass. We thought it was pretty cool, I think your guests would too!
Post # 4
Is each guest going to have a mini mirror to write on? or will there be one big mirror for everyone to sign on?
Post # 5
I wouldn’t think it odd, but I feel like when things need an explanation it gets a little tricky. What about something like a poster-sized playbill cover (the “show” being you and FI’s marriage ceremony) and they sign that? It’s something that could possibly be framed and put on a wall. What are you planning on doing with the mirrors?
Post # 6
I am a theatre nut so this is awesome! I would be so excited to do this if I were a guest.
Post # 7
As a drama club nerd, I would be all over that! Cool idea.
Post # 8
I dont see how this could be thought of as weird at all! I really like this idea!
Post # 9
Neat it’s easy tell your MC to announe it.
Post # 10
LOVE it! I also love vaness13181’s idea about the playbill portrait of the two of you – what a great keepsake!
Post # 11
@luckyprincess: We thought about that but our program is already going to be a playbill.
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2010 - Philippe Park
That sounds like a really cool idea! I love writing little notes on our bathroom mirror in lipstick!
Post # 13
I think it’s cute, but as a non-theater person I would be like… I’m supposed to do what with this marker? It’s a very interesting idea but it’s not that intuitive I don’t think, unless you run in theater circles. But if you feel cool explaining it all out to them, I’m sure most guests would give it a whirl.
Post # 14
I think it’s a really cool idea! As long as the messages can be preserved and people understand what to do, I like it! Maybe have a bridesmaid or groomsmen write one first so people get the idea?
Post # 15
I think that that sounds awesome! : )
Post # 16
@karo: Good idea! I was thinking about how to start if but if there is already a message on it people would understand it much quicker. I plan on having it out so they have something to do while we are taking our pictures.