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Record Bridal Shower with Adorable Retro Ideas

I know a lot of you ladies are newly engaged, and now the wedding planning begins. Congrats! I love providing ideas for lovely weddings, but it’s also fun to pepper those ideas with engagement sessions and bridal showers because there are a lot of events that surround getting married. This one is coming from a personal perspective as it was a celebration for my very own daughter. So, take a peek and hear about her record bridal shower. So fun!

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Why a record bridal shower?

I love ideas that are different and fun at the same time! Our town of Lynchburg has the most fabulous record shop, which also happens to have the most beautiful morning light. I knew that in order for it to be a surprise for my daughter, we had to be creative, so I contacted Speakertree, who was totally on board for a fun surprise. From there the ideas for a record themed shower began. In searching ideas, I found mostly black records, but I really wanted this shower to have a soft feminine feel. I enlisted the help of Lauren from Max & Dexter Event Design, and I think the results are gorgeous!

Here are a few ways that records were incorporated throughout the event.

  • A record was painted white and placed on the back of the bride’s chair as a marker. Flowers were added to keep the look soft and flowy. So pretty!
  • Vinyl records were used as chargers for the plates, and they served double-duty as place cards. Each guest’s name was painted onto the charger and a clear plate was used so that the name could be seen. So pretty!
  • A painted record was used as a guest book – it even said “for the record”. What a cute idea!
  • Menus were made out of hand-lettered records and placed on the tables for easy reading.
  • When it came to drinking glasses, vintage etched glass was used. Music is etched into records, so it was a fun way to subtly incorporate a hint of detail.
  • The food was all round – donuts and scones took center stage. So fun!

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Then came the surprise record bridal shower!

It was really hard to surprise Aubrey, so we had the shower on a Sunday morning. Her fiance brought her to Speakertree because they were serving coffee on Sunday morning, but little did she know that a small group of family awaited her arrival. Surprise! We then had a sweet time of eating, socializing, and celebrating Aubrey. Of course, we played records – which included a bit of Neil Diamond by request. Ha!

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I adore the photo above!

There is something to be said about daddy’s little girl getting married. Also, many, many thanks to all of the wonderful people who were involved in the shower. The vendors, the guests, those who kept it a secret. It was a truly beautiful time of celebration!

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Take a peek at more bridal shower inspiration here!

  • Stacie - Oh wow! I love this idea so much! It’s really done to the retro nines, too. So awesome!

  • Colleen - As a music lover and lover of all things retro in general, I adore this. The tapes were a really nice touch.

  • Brianne - This is so awesome! What a great idea! Very classy and elegant! Love it!

  • Erin - These are some great pictures and she looked so happy! Speakertree is a nice place. I would love to take my family and friends there when I visit Lynchburg.

  • robin rue - I think a retro theme is fun. I honestly don’t even remember the theme of mine because it’s been so long lol.

  • Kristine Nicole Alessandra - What a beautiful motif for a bridal shower. Mine was just very simple and we only had family as guests. I will definitely suggest this theme if I get to know of a niece who will get married.

  • Becca Wilson - These are some really adorable ideas! I never would have even thought to do a theme like this.

  • Joyce Brewer - I love how this party was retro and fun. Nothing cliche about it. What a fun idea!

  • katrina kroeplin - I love these ideas. This sounds like an awesome party!

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