Published on July 23rd, 2020 | by Danielle0
How Couples are Saying ‘I Do’ to Nerdy Weddings
When it comes to tying the knot, most couples want to host a ceremony and reception that feels unique to their relationship. And for some of those couples, that special day just so happens to be the perfect opportunity to express their love through all things nerdy and pop culture. How are couples crafting these nerdy nuptials? Here are a few of the coolest ways nerd culture has made its way into weddings everywhere.
The cake is one of the most important centerpieces in a wedding. And when 93% of brides use the internet to plan their weddings, it’s nearly impossible not to see some of the epic cake designs that are out there. As far as incorporating nerd culture into a wedding, the cake is one of the best places to do so. For some couples, fun wedding cake toppers may be the perfect nerdy addition to their wedding. Cake toppers that look like superheroes or Star Trek characters can add a subtle nerdy touch to the top of any cake. And if you want to go for something a little bit flashier, consider giving your entire cake a nerdy theme. Maybe your cake takes the shape of a T.A.R.D.I.S. or each tier is decorated to represent a different Star Wars character design. The possibilities for your wedding cake are nearly endless when it comes to nerding it up.
The floral arrangements at a wedding are some of the most beautiful sights of the entire event. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t add a little bit of nerd culture to them! In many wedding floral arrangements, couples choose to add small trinkets as a reminder of their unique love. In many cases, these little trinkets are common household items like figurines or small props. And considering the average house has almost 300,000 items inside, bringing a little nerdy piece of home to your wedding day will be fairly easy. For example, if you have a small collection of miniature lightsabers in your home, consider bringing them to your florist to have them added to each bouquet or table centerpiece. If you’re planning a Disney-themed wedding, maybe your table centerpieces each have a different pair of Mickey Mouse ears on them. Again, the options for customization are endless. Some brides also choose to create paper bouquets with flowers made using their favorite passages from books they’ve read.
Including some fun elements into your wedding attire is one of the most popular and often most subtle ways to incorporate nerd culture into your wedding day. If you’re wearing a suit, custom cufflinks inspired by things like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, or Doctor Who can be an excellent, yet subtle way to show your love for all things nerdy. A patterned tie or themed boutonniere can also bring a touch of pop culture to what is otherwise a sleek formal suit. For those donning wedding gowns, it’s all about the accessories. Earrings, shoes, belts, necklaces, and bracelets present endless opportunities to show off your favorite book, movie, or TV series. Even hair accessories and brooches can be small tributes to your nerddom.
What’s more fun than a signature cocktail at your wedding? If you’re a fan of all things nerdy, but you want more classic wedding decor, consider adding a nerdy signature cocktail to your open bar menu. With this one it’s usually best to experiment a little bit in your own kitchen first. And if you’re one of the 10.2 million homeowners who remodeled their kitchens in the last year or so, you should have plenty of space to do so. You could try recreating popular fictional drinks like Butterbeer or Pumpkin Juice if you’re not looking to experiment too much. If you’re feeling more adventurous, though, consider creating your own custom cocktail that’s simply inspired by your favorite fictional character or landscape.
When it comes to planning your nerdy nuptials, the options for customizing your big day are almost endless. However nerdy you want your event is up to you!