You Rock My World: A Music Inspired Wedding

One of my passions is music - it evokes memories, it creates a great mood, it brings me personal joy.  So many wedding themes can come from music: a retro 50’s jukebox wedding, a 80’s cassette tape flashback, a classical surrender, or my favorite, good ‘ol fashioned rock ‘n roll.  What ever your favorite is, if your passion is music or you’re a secret musician at heart (like me) a music inspired wedding may just be your perfect melody.  I love how playing a certain song can bring you back to that first date, the first kiss, your first love or when you found the love of your life - from the moment you got engaged to every instance in between - music makes memories.

You’ll add touches of music to your wedding - from your walk down the aisle, to the first dance, to cutting your cake - each song you select will forever remind you of your day.  You can incorporate these elements into your wedding from the very first instance, and every where in between - from the moment your guests receive their invitations to your decor, centerpieces - even your favors and wedding part gifts.

Heavy Metal LP Inspired Wedding Invitations

Invite Designed by It’s A Date via Oh So Beautiful Paper

A compilation of the couple’s important wedding information, folded like a mini-accordion, with a reply postcard that could be detached via perforation and sent back to the couple, all packaged within their own “LP.”

Music Hall Wedding

Photo Credit: Maxim Photo Studio

Choose a music inspired venue.  Concert halls, jazz clubs, music & arts buildings of local schools, museums dedicated to music, hotels with music themes, record stores, or just your favorite venue you could easily decorate with music inspired touches.

wedding record decor

Photo via Julie Blanner

Records make interesting touches, you can use them as bases for centerpieces (below) or hang them from the ceiling for a visual touch over the dance floor (above).

Record Centerpieces

Image via Poptastic Bride

These are easy DIY vinyl record bowls that you can make at home. Simple beads and candles lend an elegant touch and a unique piece of sculpture to your tables.


Photo via Intimate Weddings

Old records that have a special meaning can be used as a guest book - frame them and have your guests sign in ink for a lasting memory of your wedding you can display in your home

music place cards

Music Place Cards, Credit Cheryl’s Journey

For the DIY bride, these place cards can be made with simple scrap booking supplies


Image via OnceWed, Images from kat heyes via Mika78

Instead of the typical table numbers name your tables by famous recording artists, songs, or album titles.

 Record Favors

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Old 45s become unique wedding favor decorations and photo frames.  Use them to frame a small picture in the middle and tie them to your favors.

recycled upcycled vinyl record jewelry

Item & Photo by LesCreationsdAna via Etsy

These modern recycled vinyl record and aluminum pendant is beautiful geometric jewelry. This simple pendant would look stunning on your bridesmaids and makes a pretty bridesmaid gift that fits with your themes.

record cupcakes

Cupcakes via The Wedding Cake Shoppe

Last but not least, these record inspired cupcakes are a sweet treat to wrap up your music inspired wedding.

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Founder of Inked Weddings and an 11 year veteran of the wedding industry, Erica has seen it all - and has a growing collection of her own personal Ink. She lives in between New York City and New Jersey with her beau, geek-in-training tween son, a newborn rock star to be, a rescue dog and two finicky Russian blue cats. Loves coffee, high heels, Helsinki and has a penchant for bad boys who are secretly superheros. Connect With Erica on Google+

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