Post # 1
I know this thread has been done before about a year ago, but I wanted to maybe open it back up for some new bees!
What geeky/nerdy elements are you putting into your wedding? Doesn’t matter if it’s literary, sci-fi, comic-book, gaming, etc…I just like to hear what you all are doing to incorporate your interests into your wedding!
We’re not having a specifically nerdy themed wedding, but I’m walking down the aisle to “Zelda’s Lullaby”, processional to a remix of “The Wind Waker” theme, we will have a LOTR reading during the ceremony, FI’s grooms cake is a d20, wedding cake will have a heart container (from Zelda) on top, and tables will be named based off of characters from our favorite video games.
What are your ideas?
Post # 3
Personal touches are always lovely.
We’re using a card catalog to hold the escort cards (which will be index cards I’ve typed in a library card format), and our program will have LOTS of footnotes. The practical reason for the footnotes is that the ceremony will be interfaith and we want to explain the different traditions to our guests. It’s a personal nerdy touch because between the two of us we have 2 Bachelor’s degrees, 3 Master’s degrees, one JD and he’s almost finished with his PhD; we thought the nod to our lives in academia would be fun.
Post # 4
I designed our invitations and included a starship enterprise, a TARDIS and the deathly hallows symbol.
My Fiance keeps telling me he wants to buid a TARDIS for the reception. But I think he is slightly running out of time. But I think we may end up with a small one on our sweetheart table. it really is the ultimate “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue”
Post # 5
Hahahaz! Let’s see…we had several different cakes (each cake was a table centerpiece) with toppers of Gohan (DBZ), Pikachu, Totoro, a Dalek, and a Stormtrooper. DH also walked down the aisle to the Recessional song from StarWars A New Hope. Oh, and our Officiant held a copy of The Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy instead of a bible.
Post # 6
I gave my husband TARDIS cufflinks. I had already bought him another pair of cufflinks that were kind of pricey, but ditched them when I saw the TARDIS ones on Etsy.
I worked the line, “Fish fingers and custard,” into my vows. He understood it, but our parents and the officiant were confused.
Post # 7
“My Fiance keeps telling me he wants to buid a TARDIS for the reception. But I think he is slightly running out of time. But I think we may end up with a small one on our sweetheart table. it really is the ultimate “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue””
@Firie: That is so cool! (in a geeky way)
Post # 8
It’s a great thread!! My fiancé is a total geek. I tease him all the time. However he has no idea I already bought my garter… And it’s batman. :S. lol.
Post # 9
@IngridS: What reading are you putting in?! I’m still figuring out what I want to reference in my vows, Fiance and I are Tolkien fans (I’m more of a nut :)) and have the directors cut playing in the background at least once a month.
Post # 10
I’m waking down the aisle to the Twilight Princess theme! And our cake toppers are 8-bit Link and Zelda.
Post # 12
OMG, amazing thread! We’re having tons of geeky elements in our wedding. Most are Star Wars related since Fiance is a huge fan
Our cake toppers:
We’re walking out of our ceremony to the Throne Room song from Star Wars. Also, Fiance doesn’t know it yet but I’ve arranged a huge surprise – volunteers from our local 501st Legion chapter showing up in Vader and Stormtrooper costumes to help us cut the cake! I’m going to say that they heard there were rebels in our midst (our cake toppers ha ha) and that they wanted to check things out. They will be coming in after the speeches to the Imeperial March song. No one else knows about this except for my parents and my Maid/Matron of Honor. Hehe so excited to surprise Fiance.
Other geeky elements? For my vows I am planning to tell him he is the Han to my Leia (SW), the Simon to my Kaylee (Firefly), the Marty to my Jennifer (Back to the Future)….etc…haha
Also, the little flags we’re attaching to the straws for cocktail hour say our initials and wedding date on one side and the quotes “It’s a trap!” (SW), “Engage” (Star Trek), “Shiny!” (Firefly), and “There Can Only Be One” (Highlander)
Our guest book is something similar to this, but we designed it with geeky pairings. I will try and add a pic of it to this thread later:
Our gifts to the groomsmen – nerdy cufflinks to reflect their interests:
And a gift for my Fiance that is a surprise for while he is getting ready – epic Sith bathrobe he’s been pining over!!
I am sure there is other stuff so if I think of anything I will add it!
Post # 13
Our boys are all wearing Star Trek cufflinks with their suits.
Plus, I have written a webpage for our seating chart that will be running on a couple of iPads.It looks like this;
You touch which person you are “with”-
Then the guests choose the first letter of their surname;
Then you get to the page which shows you where you are sitting!
Plus, instead of having a website where guests can upload their photos, we are providing USB sticks and self addressed envelopes for them to post them back after the wedding.
Post # 14
My husband comes from a physics background and I come from biology, so we are definitely nerds!
– We had a reading from “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. One of the groomsmen opened the book, flipped a few pages, cleared his throat, and read, “Don’t panic.” And then stepped back in place. We thought it would be funny because this was the last of several more serious readings (from Neil Gaiman and the Goodridge gay rights excerpt, among others), and we had a feeling that people would be at the point of shifting around thinking, “another one?” 🙂
– This one is super nerdy, but our seating pattern for the ceremony represented a double slit diffraction pattern (where my husband and I were the “slits”). We had our officiant explain it a bit and then say, “The pattern and the objects are linked. (Groom) and (Bride) would not be who they are without all of the individual interactions with each of you, and your being here today represents the pattern of friends and family that they bring together and share.”
– We tossed Angry Birds stuffed animals instead of the bouquet and garter.
– My engagement ring is moissanite, which has the cool history of first being discovered in a meteor. I was trying to get my husband to get a wedding ring made of a meteor fragment so we could match (there are some beautiful ones out there!) He declined, but still got a cool ring: his is made in the mokume gane style, the technique used to make ancient samurai swords.
Post # 15
@instantcoffee: “We tossed Angry Birds stuffed animals instead of the bouquet and garter. “
Thats the best garter toss alternative I have heard of yet!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post # 16
@Firie: It was fun; we have some awesome pictures of the guys leaping for their lives to get it when it was their turn! 🙂