Theme Wedding (geeky, nerdy, just plain weird)

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
1301 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I WISH 1. I could go all out and do this 2. I wish I could afford to do something. But no we chose not to have a theme because of the money and conservative people but  I could I would totally do something like this steampunk wedding. I love her dress.



Post # 5
9204 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2018

Not HIGHLY themed, but we are doing a book themed wedding, tables will be named after books we each like, escort cards will be personalized bookmarks that will double as favours. On the escort card table we will have a copy of each book the tables are named after, and stick the bookmarks in them for the guests to find so they know where they are sitting. Also the centerpieces will include a pile of books. We aren’t getting people to dress up or anything, but I am hoping to find a wedding dress similar to the Jane Austen style wedding dresses, if the style suits me. Either that or a Disney type dress. 

Post # 6
1826 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

We are having a steampunk wedding….very similar in feel to the pictures posted by PP.

Post # 7
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Our table names were location themed, and our favors were based on our love of Chinese food!

Post # 8
564 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

 @amethystJCM:  Halloween Gothic/dark Romance – We are going all out, but I still want elegance and glamour. I have been searching on Ebay and Etsy for items but my main isnperation comes fro Pinterest.

Place setting.

Aisle runner

 Groom is wearing this with a single dark flower – dark red or almost black purple

 Insperation for decor 

 Favor boxes

 Flower Insperation


Post # 9
1076 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@miss narwhal:  



If you’re looking for that dress, I think I know who the designer might be. She’s on Etsy and I’ve been following her for YEARS.

But she’s expensive!

I wish I could have gone all out, but FI is more modern/conservative in style and refuses to do anything super crazy. We’re going old-world-meets-modern-aviation-travel-garble.

Otherwise I’d be flying us to Hogwarts and vowing to always Alohamora my heart for him alone.


Post # 10
2534 posts
Sugar bee

Our wedding wasn’t nerdy themed persay, but we had a lot of nerdy elements. A lot lot of the music we used was from nerdy shows we love, and we included nerdy quotes in our vows/speeches. DH is a huge Star Wars fan so I had a Star Wars garter, and we had Star Wars cake toppers. I also surprised him with some costumed characters from Star Wars to help us cut our cake at the reception. People loved it and said it was so “us”

Some pics:


DH & Vader at our reception:

Post # 11
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We are having a Phantom of the Opera wedding. We are both theater nerds and it was our first we went to together.

For colors we are sticking to a very dark red(no fire engine red), silver, and black.

Cake topper is going to be a half white mask and a red rose with the ribbon tied on it.

Ceremony music is going to be the instrumental music of it. I’m walking down the aisle to “All I Ask of You”

My bouquet is make up of Black Magic Roses, and Majestic Red Calla Lilies. BMs carrying 5 long stem roses.

Lots of candles with our centerpieces.

And masquerade masks as the favors for everyone to wear and play with if they want.

Plus our venue has a beautiful chandelier 🙂

Post # 12
790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@laura.batty:  AMAZING! Great ideas im going to have to pin a few myself! our theme is Til Death Do Us Part. 

Post # 13
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@amethystJCM:  I’m doing an elegant gothic, baroque, victorian theme.  It’s really fitting with my venue, but I am making sure to still keep it classy and not too halloween-y.

IMHO it’s hard to be SUPER themed and still be SUPER formal.  I kind of feel like if you want it to be very formal, the theme needs to be somewhat understated.  It’s challenging to balance the two, but that’s what I’m trying to do.  So like my venue is an old monastery from europe and so *feels* like you’re in the middle of old world European castle with lots of stone and gothic architecture.  It works. And to do my theme, I’m doing lots of black and red, and candleabra centerpieces, so very dark and dramatic, but still elegant and formal.  Nothing cutsey.  (I have to resist all the cool skulls and halloween decorations that I pass to try to keep it formal and elegant).

I think with less formal, you can incorpate as much theme as you want more easily.

As far as opposition, I’m just not telling anyone *anything*.  My FI and I are both on the same page with it, I have no bridal party, and my mom knows, but she is very much about making sure I’m happy– that said I think I might be getting more opposition had I decided to go less formal and more over the top theme, who knows.  But I do firmly belive in just not telling people all the details until they get there either way.  If everyone knows everything, there’s no surprise and no effect, and that’s less fun to me.  And if no one knows, they can’t complain! 😛


Which of the several themes that you listed were you thinking of pursing? 

Post # 14
2111 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@amethystJCM:  We’re having a Halloween wedding, costumed reception. It won’t be a Halloween party, but there will definitely be elements of it involved.

Post # 16
9204 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2018

@amethystJCM:  Most will be books we already own, so *fingers crossed* guests don’t try to take them home. But I certainly don’t mind adding to my already large collection of books for the wedding 🙂 I could always use another excuse for buying so many books 😛

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