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Musicians and music enthusiasts, is your wedding music really important to you? Whether you’re looking for a DJ, planning to rock your own reception live on stage, or searching for ways to celebrate your love of music, you’re sure to find inspiration here. These music-obsessed weddings go up to 11!

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Here’s how to use potted plants in your wedding decor

Consider yourself a plant parent? Well now you can incorporate your babies into your celebrations. We’re taking a page out of Sam and Alex’s botanical wedding to show you how to use potted plants in your wedding. And for those of you are are still in your emo phase, wait till you see how Alex surprised Sam at their reception!

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An emo wedding during a Coheed & Cambria cruise

We first met at the Warped Tour — we’re both musicians and huge fans of pop-punk. So of course we decided to have an emo wedding on a music festival cruise put on by the band Coheed & Cambria!

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A rock ‘n’ roll elopement in a record store

Elizabeth and Scott had a rock ‘n’ roll elopement at the iconic Generation Records! This unique elopement in the West Village of NYC is a wonderful example of creating a wedding day that’s authentic to who you are as a couple. Elizabeth and Scott got married amongst their favorite records in a stunning all black ensemble with their four-legged flower girl and parents by their side.

A costumed royal Renaissance affair with a sword in the stone cake(!)

Renaissance wedding playlist

Renaissance themed weddings naturally need a Renaissance wedding playlist, but some of the most beautiful wedding music comes from the 1500s to 1700s. From Pachelbel’s “Canon” to saucy madrigals, you can find some awesome music here.

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Super thorough non-religious wedding ceremony script PLUS readings and music suggestions

When Emily & Jack shared their non-religious wedding ceremony script with us, we were blown away by how incredibly thorough it was — if you’re looking for some secular wedding ceremony ideas to steal, this script is full of ’em! 

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The perfect gender-neutral wedding playlist

Even in 2021, it’s hard to find gender-neutral wedding songs, let alone a gender-neutral wedding playlist. The world is so binary, especially in the mainstream media. But you’re on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum and as such, you want/demand/hope for something that is a bit more unique. As a transhuman, I want to help others find ways to celebrate their love and commitment together, while not feeling awkward as your first dance song plays, singing about a gender that neither you nor your partner identify with!