We’re doing a music theme too, though not specifically concerts. He’s a touring musician, I’m a band photographer/graphic designer. We’re talking about moving back to my homestate to open up a venue or buy into a local record store franchise.
I bought a record carrying case to use to collect gift cards. I found one on etsy in our wedding colors, with music notes printed all over it.
Also, I bought balsa wood craft ornaments in music note shapes from a craft store to hang from the ceiling above our cake table w/ fishing line. We’ll also be suspending records (singles) above that table too and using those same records as “wreaths” behind our chairs.
I’m making our bridesmaids necklaces using stones in our colors and charms from Fancifuls of birds and music notes (for “songbirds”).
I designed our Saves the Dates to look like a vintage concert poster, which we had printed off as magnets. I then took a picture of the side of a building in Austin’s entertainment district, which I photoshopped to look like it had been stenciled with our wedding website. We used rubber cement to attach the magnet to the image, so when our guests peeled the poster off the wall (much like we’ve collected a number of the posters in our house), it reveals our website info.
Our E pics are being taken at a number of significant music spots, ranging from Texas’s history with country dancehalls to the rock venues on Red River.
For favors, we’re making a comp of our friends’ bands and ordering custom guitar picks and koozies. We’re also going with the personalized guitar stuff from the Knot, like the matchbooks and cocktail napkins.
Our friends are doing readings from Klosterman, Hornsby, and other authors and essayists attached to music. Other friends will be performing songs throughout the evening, perhaps even including my father (who is a celtic musician) or my brother-in-law (also a musician)!
And of course, we’re getting married and having our reception at a venue that doubles as both a wedding event space and one of the better venues for SXSW shows.
I know from searching on amazon, you can get trays to make chocolate candies in the shape of music notes and many varieties of guitars. Additionally, you can find cookie cutters in those shapes too.