Secret wedding tip: DJ or no DJ, band or no band, getting the playlist right for a wedding is insanely difficult. Anyone tasked with this assignment, be it the maid of honor, groom, mother of the bride (why did you ask her to make your wedding mix?), is bound to spend several sleepless nights agonizing over it. The reason? Most of the best love songs are breakup songs. It's not like you can just put Sting's "Fields of Gold" on repeat, though we do recommend playing it at least once.
Holding a music-themed shower at a concert thus becomes both a practical solution and a great excuse to go out and see a show. For gifts, guests bring CDs of love songs for the audiophile bride to use at her reception. After the concert, this shower can easily segue into a night on the town for a bachelorette party.