Post # 1
So I have been struggling with how I want my wedding to look and I think it is partly because I wasn’t sure of the total overall feel of the wedding. I want it to be something casual and fun and reflect the two of us. Also, I have a fiance who really wants to be part of the planning process. So joking around, I said we could do something with Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy for the wedding. It was FI’s favorite book growing up and I have read it as well and like the fact that Douglas Adams writes in a very intelligent and creative way. Well, Fiance really likes the idea, but I am just not sure if I want to have a sci fi theme to our wedding. I don’t have a problem with doing things for the wedding that go along with the theme, but my guess is that a lot of people at the wedding will not understand about some of those things because they haven’t read the book, so I also want to keep it mainstream.
We chose purple and red for our wedding colors a long time ago and do not want to change th colors as I already have stuff with that scheme. I was thinking about incorporating things like a bowl of petunias for a centerpiece, which come in purple. Also, maybe giving a towel as a wedding favor and doing programs that say “Don’t Panic” and be the Guide to the Wedding. The ships name was Heart of Gold, so I thought of incorporating that and also the number 42 in some way. I am just afraid of going too geeky, even though I guess Fiance and I are pretty geeky.
For those of you who are doing something geeky, how have your family and friends reacted and did the decision come easily to you? I was just curious.
Post # 3
I think it’s adorable. A lot of things like “heart of gold” and petunias wouldn’t even come off as geeky. The towel might be a little much without an explanation though…maybe you could have a different favor wrapped in terrycloth? In any case, people will go with it. It’s your wedding after all!
I love Hitchhikckers, but sooo many people haven’t read it (which makes me sad). I think you’re seriously on the right track for it though 🙂
Post # 4
I haven’t read the book (shame on me!) But I don’t think it’s too geeky! I’m having a HARRY POTTER wedding for goodness sake. I think we’re on an equal level lol.
My mom kind of laughed and rolled her eyes, but once I explained to her that I’m not gonna have Gryffindor banners or anything, she was really supportive.
Everyone else has been really good about it. My grandma is PUMPED, and all of my friends that I’m close to are crazy excited to see how it all turns out.
As soon as I came up with the idea, I was sold. There’s a thread about it hanging around somewhere on here, and everyone has been super helpful with giving me more ideas!
I think the most important thing to remember is that it doesn’t really have to be an all-out theme. I like to call mine “inspired” rather than themed. We’ll definitely incorporate a lot of aspects from the books/movies, but it The goal is that people who have read the books will love the effort that we put into the details, but the people who haven’t will just think it looks like an elegant wedding.
The important thing is that you have a wedding that represents YOU! If you’re geeky, don’t be scared to represent! Lol.
Hope I helped!
Post # 5
well, i have seen some cute towel favors that look more wedding mainstream. they have them done up looking like desserts. however, they aren’t cheap. i didn’t want to spend a lot of money on favors, but we will see.
We are also planning to do up comic book action figures as our cake toppers. Fiance is a fan of Ironman, so that would be for him and then he found the Black Widow for mine. I also like Doctor Who, so I thought it would be cute to do up something with the Tardis(police box) for a card holder box. that may be just too much going on, though.
Post # 6
@Miss Fish: actually, yes I did see your previous post. I love Harry Potter, but Fiance refuses to read them. He has watched the movies with me, though. I think you said that you were having your wedding reception at an Italian restaurant and you could have the long tables like in the great hall of Harry Potter, right?
You have helped. I am just trying to figure it all out and I still have just under 6 months, but need to get it figured out soon, that’s for sure.
Post # 7
you should check out offbeatbride.com there are several brides on their who have done sci-fi type themes and I think their weddings look pretty cool. Do what feels right for the two of you.
Post # 8
@calico61979: Yep, that’s me! It’s the restauraunt’s banquet hall, though, since the logistics inside the restaurant just wont work for that many people. And your Fiance is missing out!!
I think that if you want to do something, you should go for it. I like the idea you have for your programs!
Post # 9
Its not geeky at all, it’s cute and fun, and mostly.. it’s personal to you and your FH. There are so many people out there trying to create weddings that look like they’ve come straight from a magazine and have to be perfect in every way, without any personality or hints of the bride and groom in. I think it’s a great idea x
Post # 10
I love it! Could you have a whale falling somewhere too?! I thought our wedding might turn out a bit like this, but in the end we realised that we wanted to keep a lot of traditional elements. I’m still hoping to include a few geek bits here and there 🙂
Post # 11
I think this sounds AWESOME, but I’m a pretty huge Douglas Adams fan. It is possible that a lot of people just won’t get it, but the way you described it sounds subtle and tasteful enough that it shouldn’t really be an issue. I love your idea for the programs, and the bowl of petunias. 🙂
Post # 12
That’s great, I love it 🙂
Post # 13
DOOOO IT! that would be awesome! I love awesome themes like such!
Post # 14
I think that’s a great idea!
Post # 15
I think its great! My Fiance and I are really taken by the universe and how it works, thus we might be encourperating that into our theme (Black/white and modern/contemporary) which it not very hard. We will be doing lots of glass spheres… naming our tables after things like “super massive black hole” “quasar” etc.. SO… I guess I am maybe not the best person to judge on geekyness.. but I think the most important thing is that it is individual to you and your Fiance and it sounds like it def will be 🙂
Post # 16
@RainStorm: the whale might be a little much, but don’t think it didn’t cross my mind.My Fiance asked if he could wear a robe. I told him no. that’s a little much as well.
I have been watching the BBC version of Hitchhikers Guide, so I might get some more ideas.
Thanks to all of you bees for your encouraging words. The more I have thought about it today, I think it can be done to do a hitchhikers guide inspired wedding reception, but not be too weird for my traditional family.