6 Ways to Add Theatrical Flair to your Wedding Day


If you've ever planned a wedding you'll know how many choices and decisions there are to make - especially if you're going down the more traditional route. However, there are so many different wonderful ways to celebrate a wedding day in these modern times, so why don't you spice up the day a bit with something a bit more different? So if you would you like your nuptial festivities to add a bit of theatrical flare keep reading, as this post shares 6 ways to add some theatrical flair into your big day.

Save the Dates with a Twist

Give your wedding an unforgettable flair when sending out Save-the-Date cards by giving a creative spin with them. Why not make this announcement more of a grand reveal, similar to a movie trailer - consider sending out a custom video invitation that teases elements of what's to come, such as a stylised shoot of your venue or dramatic reading of the date, as part of an effective invitation strategy to get guests excited and curious about your main event! A fun promotion idea might include using printed air fresheners bearing your wedding date that will serve as reminders whenever people get into their cars.

A Dramatic Dress Code 

Your dress code can help set the scene of your dramatic wedding with elegance. Inspire guests to channel their inner divas with an all-black attire theme featuring touches of gold or silver; or go bold by inviting guests in unconventional colors like red or electric blue! Don't forget to mention it on invitations so guests know exactly what attire to wear for it. You could even add drama into your own look too by including long veil, an elaborate headpiece or unconventional dress silhouette as part of it - don't be shy about making an impressionable look statement with this part of it all on such an important day!

Make an Extraordinary Entrance

Making an impressive entrance can set the bar high for the rest of your wedding. Arrive via horse-drawn carriage or vintage car for maximum impact. Or make an impressionable statement with an unexpected dramatic arrival, such as helicopter or flash mob arrival - leaving guests talking for years afterwards! Keep it a surprise until the very last moment to create even more suspense. Remember this will be their first impression of you on your big day so ensure it reflects both your personal style and theme of the wedding event!

Set the Stage

Your venue of your wedding plays an integral role in setting the scene for drama. Consider selecting locations with inherent theatrical flair such as historic mansions, castles, or venues with panoramic views. Unusual venues like opera houses, old theaters or circus tents may add even more of a theatrical feel. Decorate these places with dramatic elements like red carpets, grand chandeliers and dramatic up lighting. Consider seating guests theater-style during ceremonies to heighten drama further; this way every moment becomes part of an exciting play that features both you and your beloved as characters onstage throughout its course!

Dramatic Decor

Your wedding's decor can help bring its dramatic theme to life. Dare to be bold, make a statement, and use vibrant hues such as deep reds, purples and gold to evoke feelings of opulence and luxury. Add large, ornate centerpieces to your tables with tall candelabras and dramatic floral arrangements for maximum impact. Don't overlook the details, such as velvet table cloths, crystal glassware and gold cutlery which all contribute to creating the overall effect. Hanging decorations such as chandeliers or fairy lights add extra vertical interest while drawing the eye upwards - and if budget permits use drapes and curtains for an unforgettable theatrical backdrop during your nuptials!

The Main Act

Your ceremony and reception should emulate a captivating play, offering unforgettable scenes that will keep your guests talking even after its conclusion. Here is where your creativity can shine and the details that reflect your story can come together seamlessly. Consider making an entrance on horse-drawn carriage or being serenaded by a choir as you walk down the aisle. At your ceremony, instead of using traditional readings as the focus for entertainment, consider having an engaging dramatic recitation or performance that represents your journey together. At your reception, consider hiring performers such as ballet dancers, theatrical actors or fire performers to surprise and entertain guests - these extra performances will not only impress guests but will make your wedding standout with dramatic and unforgettable moments!

Adding drama and delight to your wedding doesn't require lavish details or extravagant arrangements - instead it should reflect who you are as an individual and love story. So don't settle for an ordinary day when there's so much potential in designing one that embodies everything about who you are as an individual. Happy wedding planning!

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5 Steps to Throwing an Unforgettable Party Celebration


We all love a good party - or at least, most of us probably do - because it offers up a chance to create fun and loving memories that can last a lifetime. But where to start with planning one? 

Time and Place

First things first, you need to decide on a date, time, and location for the event. Take your time making these first three initial decisions, because they can have a big impact on the outcome of your bash. Are you going to host the event at your home on a Sunday afternoon, or are you going to rent out a nightclub on a Friday night? Both choices are excellent, but they will completely transform the tone of the event, so you should think carefully about the vibe you will be aiming for. Once your party is officially in the diary, you can begin the exciting parts of party planning!

Select a Specific Theme

Every party should have a theme, whether it be subtle or extravagant. Your theme might impact your decorations, but it could also go one step further and impact how your guests dress! The ball is totally in your court when it comes to choosing a theme for your bash, but here are a few party theme ideas to get your brain sparking some ideas.

  • Formal Theme: Black Tie
  • Informal Theme: PJ Party
  • Fancy Dress: Superheroes 

Of course, there are endless themes to choose from in each category. Once your theme is selected, you will be able to plan accordingly for how you wish to decorate your party location. For example, if you have opted for a fancy dress theme where your guests dress up as their favourite celebrities, you could create a red carpet for your party entrance with a photo spot for “paparazzi” pictures, and silver sparkly tassels along the walls for a glamorous impact.

Alternatively, if you have chosen a ‘90s party theme, you might opt for bright retro colours to decorate the party room, as well as a glitzy disco ball and neon props. To help choose a theme, it can be useful to think about what time of year it is, the types of guests attending, and what your personal interests are. There are no rules when it comes to a party theme, so you should feel free to get as creative as possible to make your bash one to remember.

Food and Drinks

Your choice of food and drink for the party could go hand in hand with your chosen theme. If you’ve chosen a formal, Hollywood red-carpet theme, why not offer up classy glasses of Champagne or elegant martinis, paired with light bites? Meanwhile, if you’ve chosen a nationality American theme, you could serve up tasty burgers, fries, and cans of coke. Remember that presentation is key when serving food and beverages to your guests.

Don’t be shy! Try playing around with your choice of cuisine and beverages, but remember that you’ll need to make sure your guests are well-accommodated, so that their bellies aren’t left rumbling. You’ll also need to check for any allergies or dietary requirements. If you wish your guests to bring their own alcohol, you should also make this clear on your invites. 

Choose Captivating Entertainment

Entertainment is key for throwing a party that your guests will never forget. Of course, you can’t go wrong with some upbeat music and a selection of beverages, but there are other ways to consider entertaining your guests. What’s great is that there are endless entertainment options for you to choose from.

Karaoke: A good old-fashioned sing-song has never failed to bring fun to a party. This is a great form of entertainment for all ages too, as everyone can pick their own song of choice and get everyone else to join in.

Photobooth: Digital photo booth hire would allow your party guests to capture special moments from the event, helping them to remember the party forever.

Games: Even adults can enjoy playing games at a party. There are multiple games to choose from, including the likes of Never Have I Ever, Jenga and Mr & Mrs, or you could just opt for a simple game of pass the parcel. Party games can help bring your celebration to life and your guests closer together.

Live Performer: From magicians and fire eaters to a classic DJ, whatever type of performer you opt for, hiring live entertainment is practically guaranteed to dazzle and entertain your party guests. Plus it takes the pressure of you to make sure your guests are having a good time!

Send Out Your Invites

You will need to let your guests know the date, time, and location of the party by sending out invitations. Ideally, you should give your party guests plenty of notice; around one month in advance would be ideal for a birthday, engagement, or baby shower event. However, depending on the reason for your bash, you might want to lengthen your notice or even shorten it. The type of event will help determine whether it's okay to just send a casual group chat invite, or whether a formal written invitation is needed.

Remember to let your guests know of any chosen themes, and what the dress code will be, as well as whether they will be required to bring anything such as food, drinks, games, or props to the event.

Happy partying!

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