The Vox Theatre

Around the Block

The Vox Theatre is located in the community of Rosedale in Kansas City, KS. Rosedale is a growing community with a very active neighborhood association, the Rosedale Development Association (RDA).

The RDA provides social services to the community and is currently accepting applications for its’ Summer Youth Employment Program. The goal of this program is to provide Rosedale youth with job experience and training.

If you know of a young person who may be interested, or you are a business who is interested in partnering with the program, please visit the RDA website -http://www.rosedale.org/


Candles & the Wall Railing

Here’s a fun and simple decoration we see at the Vox Theatre – candles on the picture rails along the wall. There are 8 rails spanning the perimeter of the theatre. At this particular event the bride & groom placed 5 candles per rail, resulting in 40 candles to decorate the whole space.

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Rail dimensions:

Wall ledge

Example candle size:

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What are those grey panels?

At the Vox Theatre the walls are plaster on brick or concrete block, the ceiling is tin and the floor is mostly concrete. Anybody that knows about sound waves, knows that this would make a great place for an echo. Though an echo can be fun but during a event, it's not always the best. We had some experts in and decided on an easy solution. Like with most things concerning the Vox, Alistair had a vision. With the help of a good friend Ryan Yoakum, Alistair and he spent the Friday before our first reception in May of 2010 building and installing the grey panels. Wow, they made a huge difference.

So the big question we get from most people, can we put something on them? Yes, they are large and nondescript and they can be decorated.

The panels are 64 inches wide and 94 inches tall. They have a soft front. Each panel has at least one eye-hook on the top of the panel. We use thread or string to hang items from the eye-hooks.

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Several different materials have been used to create large letters...foam core board, vinyl sheets, heavy card board and 4x8 sheet of hard pink insulation (from hardware store). The foam core or cardboard can be found at craft stores or art supply stores. Nichole-0363 IMG_1350 Nichole-1014


Movie Posters - Decor Inspo

A great idea from Maggie & Nathan’s wedding – Movie posters starring none other than the cast and crew from their wedding. These posters hung on the garage door so guests would enjoy them as they were entering the Vox Theatre.Nichole-1290 Nichole-1288 Nichole-1289 Nichole-1287


Processional Order?

What order do you have the processional?

In the processional, the bride will always go last, so you will use that thinking when ordering the parents and grandparents.

The bridesmaids can be organized in whatever manner you would like with the maid/matron of honor entering just before the bride (or the flower girl and ring bearer).

The groomsmen will enter in different ways. They can escort the bridesmaids or they can follow behind the groom. If they escort the bridesmaids, they will be ordered with the best man being last. When they follow the groom, the best man will be directly behind the groom.

Also know that it is tradition that the grandmothers and mothers be escorted by the ushers.

Traditional order of processional:

Officiant

Groom

Best man

Groomsmen

Groom's paternal grandparents

Groom's maternal grandparents

Bride's paternal grandparents

Bride's maternal grandparents

Groom's parents

Bride's mother

Bridesmaids

Maid/Matron of Honor

Ring bearer

Flower girl

Bride and her father


Other Wedding Roles

Looking to incorporate a few more friends or family into your big day? Check out these roles to find the right fit!

Reader during the service - Many poems, stories or bible verses can be read during a service. Make sure the person feels comfortable reading in front of large crowds.

Candlelighter - If you are having candles during the ceremony, have a person assigned to lighting the candles. Add them to the processional and make a bit of a production of it. Be sure to check with your venue to see that they allow candles.

Musician - If you have a family member or friend that has a special musical talent, have them preform at your wedding or reception. Again, make sure the person feels comfortable reading/performing in front of large crowds.

Guest book attendant - This position is great for a younger teen that can instruct guests to sign the guest book, make sure that the pen is working and the pages are filled properly.

Greeter - Most often guests walk into the reception and are not sure what to do and where to go. The greeter can give people general directions...welcome, your seat location is here, the restroom is there, dinner will be served at 7pm, please help yourself to a cocktail and some hors d'oeuvres.

MC for the reception - Sometimes this is left up to the DJ. If you have a family member or friend that can really interact with a crowd, let them have the microphone. Your evening will be more personalized.

Personal attendant - This can be a great position or can really test friendships. Purchase a bride survival kit that has everything you can possibly need for your big day...needle & thread, bobby pins, safety pins, bandaids, tissues, and an assortment of other items...the personal attendant can be responsible if something is needed. Also have your personal attendant learn how to bustle your wedding dress. The more people that can do that the better you will be on your wedding day.

Cake cutter - All wedding cakes are not created equal. Some are easier than others to cut. If you have a several tiered cake that will need to be dismantled before it is cut, consider leaving this to professional. This is a very difficult and messy task for someone who has never cut such a larger cumbersome cake. If you have someone that really wants to do this for you, great! If not, it really is worth it to pay the caterer for the cake cutting service.

Be creative when asking people to be a part of or to help with your wedding. Consider their special talents and interests and have them help in those areas. It will be more fun for everybody.

You can find descriptions of what other positions may entail by checking out this Glossary of Terms on the knot.


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Parking @ Vox

Vox Parking Plan Now Numbers

Besides the areas marked on the above map, there is also street parking on Early St. and 8th St. The parking lots across Southwest Boulevard at Whitmore Park and the Longnecker Building are also available for use.


Unique Guest Books

Guest books are a great way to look back and remember all the people that attended your wedding. Signatures don’t say much about the person signing, so brides and grooms are finding unique ways to remember their guests.

One of our favorites was an early November wedding for Rachel and Adam – They chose a beautiful coffee table book about Kansas City and had their guests write notes in the book.

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Nicki & Zac had their guests sign on their birthday. They printed sheets that had the month and then listed the dates and guests signed next to their birthday. Over the years they now can wish all of their wedding guests a happy birthday.

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Family trees are fun to look at and so are these thumbprint guest books. Nicole & Jeff had a thumbprint guest book.

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Social media can also be used as a guest book of sorts. Here is a unique idea for you and your guests – a twitter guest book. This link will give you ideas on how to have everyone involved in your wedding use social media to help you create a twitter guest book.


Themed Wedding - Circus!

It's a circus in here! Check out Nicki & Zac's circus-themed bash!


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Themed Wedding - Movie Theatre

Liz & Ryan went all out for their movie-themed ceremony and reception!Nichole-0323 Nichole-0304 Andrew_20110101_3804 Andrew_20110101_3793 Alistair_20110429_7070 Andrew_20110101_3757 Adam_20110813_2614