Reception Ideas

Phantom of the Opera Wedding

Hello,
This is my first time posting on here. I just got engaged to the man of my dreams and we are now into planning our wedding. We both are huge musical fans, he actually is currently in school to do lightening for theater and concerts. So we both decided that we want to have our wedding reception with the theme of Phantom of the Opera(it was our first musical we seen together plus it's our favorite) and keeping to the colors of a deep red(nothing really bright), silver and black. Our wedding is going to be next year in June in Michigan. Is there any ideas for any decorations? It would be amazing for any suggestions or any advice.

Thank you,
Samantha 

Re: Phantom of the Opera Wedding

  • Chandeliers, roses, violins, half-masks, etc.

    Just pick one or two things from the musical and make them accent pieces.

    It's my favorite musical as well, and Michael Crawford will always be the Phantom, period.

    Maybe go check out the Beauty and the Beast thread here as well, because I suspect you'll be inundated with people torn on the "themed wedding" thing.


  • AddieCakeAddieCake Beyond the Wall member
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    I agree to keep it as subtle as possible. Roses and chandeliers is an awesome idea. I also think you could work the mask in in a small way, like on this cake:
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  • Walk down the aisle to All I Ask of You
  • Walk down the aisle to All I Ask of You
    Or dance to it. We chose it for our first dance.
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  • AddieCakeAddieCake Beyond the Wall member
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    Good suggestions for the music, too!  We cut our cake to "All I Ask of You." 
    What did you think would happen if you walked up to a group of internet strangers and told them to get shoehorned by their lady doc?~StageManager14
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  • Ceremony programs made to look like playbills? 

    I agree to limit yourselves to one or two details that you carry subtly throughout.
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  • I agree that with any theme (and particularly with a theme tied to a movie, play, or book) subtle is an absolute must.  Personally, I would limit it to using a lot of red roses and the first dance song.

    I also think it's funny that so many people commented on the creepy undertones of Beauty and the Beast, but no one is commenting on the creepy undertones of the Phantom of the Opera.  Like, I understand that Christine gets with Raoul in the end, but a lot of the appeal of the musical is the concept of the misunderstood Phantom and that Christine should give him a chance, when really he's a friggin' creeper.
  • edited May 2013
    @CMGr, just curious, have you played Wagner's Wedding March? I know a lot of churches object to it because of its specific operatic origin.
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  • AddieL73 said:
    I agree to keep it as subtle as possible. Roses and chandeliers is an awesome idea. I also think you could work the mask in in a small way, like on this cake:
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    I think the mask is a bit much on that cake but the rest of it is awesome. That would def be a perfect cake for something like this- not too over the top- minus the mask, though.

    I'm on the "no" to theme weddings bandwagon, but if you must do it- I agree subletly is best.

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  • Ah, okay. I assumed it was something else, like All I Ask of You. I agree that the opening song is creepy-sounding.
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