11 tips for a stagey wedding

Table names, favours and entertainment. We look at 11 ways to include your love of theatre in your special day

The sun is starting to peek through the clouds, diets are beginning again and there seems to be a hen/stag do every weekend, this could only mean one thing; wedding season is just around the corner.

For those of you making last minute plans and wanting to give your special day a theatrical sparkle, here's Ben Hewis' top 11 tips for a Stagey wedding:

1. Stagify your invitations

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Let your guests know about the event with a glitzy ticket invite, like the one above available here

2. Use one of Shakespeare's sonnets for your wedding reading

3. Name your tables after your favourite musicals

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This couple went further by theming their whole table around each musical.

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4. Hold your reception in a theatre

There's nothing like a good old Proscenium Arch as a backdrop for your first dance. Mr & Mrs McWilliams chose the beautiful Intimate Theatre in North London to celebrate their special day

5. Bake a stagey cake

…or get someone really talented to!

6. Singing waiters!

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Surprise your guests as their waiters break into song. West End Singing Waiters use drama school trained performers, many of whom have appeared in West End shows to add that little extra surprise to your wedding celebrations

7. Choose a showtune for your first dance

Dirty Dancing anybody?

8. Put your favourite showtunes on a CD to give as a favour

Uncle Bob may not be a fan of Priscilla but your Auntie Joan will love it…

9. Give your bridesmaids a stagey gift

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10. Do your order of service like this…

We just love this idea for the wedding programme found on etsy

11. Finish off the celebrations with a Les Mis flash mob