(Closed) Getting married on a Stage!

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Busy bee

Haha crazy, but so am I! I was originally getting married in a theater but now we’re having it in an auditorium as well.

I’m curious to see if anybody has any suggestions too. The only thing I thought was to maybe get an arch of some sort, but I’m not really sure yet.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My friends got married on a stage!  I couldn’t remember how they decorated so I just looked at their pics on FB.  I don’t want to post without their permission, but they hung strands of string lights from the center of the stage, creating a tent of lights.  The couple stood beneath the peak of the “tent” if that makes sense.  It was dramatic and unique!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

double post

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

That’s so awesome, we looked at a place with a stage and theatre seating!  I think I would just get a white arch.  No one will be looking beyond that at the curtains.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

google found this, I thought it was dramatic and cool:

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We’re getting married on a stage as well. We don’t have a ton of control over the lighting, so we decided to build a pretty backdrop. It’s been a lot of work, but I think it’ll be worth it.

Here’s the mock-up I did to show my fiance what I had in mind:

The poles are birch, measuring 7.5′ tall in the middle and 6.5′ on the outside pair. They’re set into concrete blocks that we painted and topped with moss.

On the outer panels, we have curtains of ribbon strung from some very heavy twine. In the middle panel, we’ve got paper flower pomanders with ivory ribbon between each one.

I’m sorry that my pictures are so gigantic! I just wanted to show you all the pieces. We figure that we probably sunk about three hundred dollars into it, but I think it’ll be worth it in the end.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@AubByAub: Thanks, yo!

The ribbon curtains are easy easy EASY! 

1. Buy 1.5″ ribbons in bulk from PaperMart.

2. Cut ribbons to the height you need.

2. Fold the top inch or so over a rope or another length of ribbon or something. Hot glue in place.

3. Repeat about 100 times, leaving an inch between each one.

And while we used birch poles, we considered using the extremely inexpensive option of PVC pipe (either painted or wrapped in ribbons). We made a photo backdrop for the lobby using PVC pipe and ribbons, and it took maybe 45 minutes and cost maybe $20.

If you end up just using an arch, which I think could look very pretty and simple in front of the black curtain, I might put a couple of taller items near stage left/right as well. I think that will help to keep it from looking like your wedding party is really involved, rather than just hanging off the edges.

 

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper

We got married in a historic, 1920s Vaudeville theatre. Honestly, we kept the decor minimal because the theatre itself was so ornate and gorgeous. We just had 2 big flower arrangements to frame the ceremony space and that was it.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Seaburt:  

i always loved the idea of having my wedding outdoors. budget is an issue so i really loved the idea of having the ceremony on this stage at our local park. its well within our budget and they also have a reception room to rent on site. other venues go for around $1000 for ceremony and reception. i found this at a steal for $150. big plus is Fiance and I grew up together and spent childhood and dating scene at this park. lots of memorys connected with this spot. across from the stage they have granite blocks set up as seats. so no worries on renting chairs. wish you the best on your wedding day.

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