Bring out your inner (or outer) geek with these fun and unique nerdy wedding ideas to make your day incredible! Nerd wedding themes run the gamut … Dr. Who, Star Wars, Super Mario, The Princess Bride, Harry Potter, just to name a few. Each theme has its own quirky personalities and an abundance of accents to enhance your wedding day.
Case in point below: This Dr. Who inspired photo op with the dramatic oversized roman nuemeral clock from papermoon.
Let’s adventure into geek world!
Whether you’re an experienced wedding planner or a newly engaged bride or groom to be, we’re sure you’ll find some fun ideas! While each theme could be its own blog, it’s fun to see a variety of ideas from a sprinkling of games, movies and characters. So join us on our journey as we sample popular nerdy wedding themes 🙂
- Uniquely geeky wedding invitations
- Puzzling and Clever Save the Dates
- Nerd Wedding Cakes
- Unique Wedding Toppers
- Wedding Attire Accessories
- Photobooth, Props, Decor and more!
Let’s start with the Invitations – Here are some truly geeky ideas.
Not only is this 8-bit wedding going to be geeky – it’s also virtual! With the pandemic still a concern, this is an alternate way to celebrate with friends and families. You can see the cute couple “leveling up” for the greatest adventure of their lives. (Save the date and in person invitations are also available in this theme – contact me if you need it personalized for you!)
Inspired by Mario, this nerdy wedding invitation fits the bill for the bride and groom gamers. With brick colored castles and clever placement of invitation details, your guests will get a “heads up” on what to expect for the wedding. (Not too sure what’s going on with the back of this one … but Mario fans may know!)
Also designed for gamers, this nerdy wedding invitation features an 8-bit “Leveling Up!” on the front with details and game controllers on the back. The official “seal” adds an extra geeky touch.
This fun game inspired wedding invitation is designed to look like an actual computer game cartridge. It features a flying wedding cake as well as controller information on the accompanying pieces. Perfect for the game loving couple.
Player 1 and Player 2 are ready to start their new adventure. Cute wedding invitation with game controllers and a red heart.
Dr. Who Inspired Wedding Invitations
This one is labeled “Police Box” wedding invitation but we can figure this one out pretty easily. If you’re having a Dr. Who themed wedding, this one might just do the trick!
For the DIY Programmers – here’s a simple – yet programmable – invitation you can write in no time.
Starry, Starry Night!
Starry Night wedding invitations. The stars are aligned (in the shape of a heart!) with this constellation inspired wedding invitation set
Nerdy inspired Save the Dates
Quick quiz! Can you name this “antique” electronic piece of equipment? Customize your own save the dates with these cute CTRL+ SAVE THE DATE labels.
Math Graph Save the Date Puzzle – Math nerds will figure this out easily. For the non-puzzle solvers, the date is clearly spelled out on the back.
Super hero save the dates – clever, colorful and dramatic! These save the dates in the form of a comic book have several more pages –click through if you’d like to see more. If this is one you’d like for your special day, you can find plenty of graphic designers who can work with you for a custom comic book invitation.
QR Code invite with your secret encoded message. How fun would this be to invite your maid of honor with a secret QR Code! Just make sure she enjoys a good puzzle and has a QR code reader.
USPS Gamer stamps?
Even the USPS can be a bit geeky – here’s a game style heart forever stamp for your wedding envelopes.
Hot Wax Wedding Seals make a dramatic statement on your envelopes – and they’re inexpensive too! On the left is a monogram wedding seal surrounded by a swirly old fashioned design. In the middle is one for the math geeks featuring the Pi symbol. On the right are some pretty floral and leaf arrangements on this simple wax seal. There are plenty of more options for wax wedding seals – one to fit your color scheme and theme
Geek Inspired Wedding Cakes
Player 1 and Player 2 are featured prominently on this gamer inspired 3 level wedding cake. Bride and Groom of course made it to the top level!
Hands down the best Tardis time machine wedding cake I’ve seen. The level of detail on this Dr. Who inspired masterpiece is phenomenal! From Sweet Disposition Cakes 🙂
Harry Potter snitch cake. The white fondant is decorated with scrolls, criss-cross, gold and white shiny beads and two golden snitches as accent. Who knew nerdy could also be elegant? This cake fills both rolls perfectly.
More movie cakes – love these!
Two assault walkers from Star Wars decorate the top of this lovely wedding cake. Ribbons of cream and tan swirls and snowflakes against a soft blue gray background make the base of the cake.
Game of Thrones wedding cake with 4 tiers of adventure topped by a silver sword. Steampunk clock gears, silver dragon scales, and old world map decorate the tiers.
“AS YOU WISH” wording decorates this Princess Bride inspired wedding cake as well as pastel flowers, tree bark, twigs and leaves topped by a dramatic silver sword. Buttercup and Westley would approve!
More game inspired cakes: Left – Catan … Middle – Legend of Zelda … Right – Legos
Cake toppers that are over the top!
Here are the cutest robot cake toppers on earth! I love the warning in their description on their etsy store: “Not intended for those that do not think robots are awesome.” Well I think that these two robots are totally awesome – girl and boy robot also available.
The artist behind these amazing characters listed this under the heading of “romantic ninja wedding cake topper” But honestly, Princess Bride is the first thing I thought of when I saw this couple. You can just hear Westley whispering “as you wish”.
More geeky wedding toppers:
On the left: bride and groom both have their controllers in hand – ready to start their new adventure together. Middle: Gamer wedding topper – easily customizeable with skin tones and hair coloring – even facial features! Right: The artists at ArtificeProduccionnes can create your own customized characters based on your photo – or vision. You should check out the photos turned into characters – pretty amazing!
Geek Inspired Accents for the bride and groom
Check out this unique wedding bouquet with a Star Wars theme for the bride to be. The level of detail this artist brings to the arrangements is amazing. On the right is a groom buttonhole / boutonnièr for the groom. Honestly, I could spend way too much time looking at all the gorgeous art from Unusually Chic.
Your groomsmen can get in on the act with these clever accessories: Left: Colorful comic book boutonnieres. Top right: Playstation cufflinks and tie clip. Middle right: Circuit board handkerchief featuring CRT displays / control monitors from the 80’s. Bottom right: Game of Thrones inspired accent
Lord and lady of the rings!
Your wedding or engagement rings can also reflect your mutual love in your own special way. On the left is a lovely Lord of the rings inspired ring set. the top right features dragon themed bands in gold or silver. And the bottom right showcases a Star Wars tribute with this matching wedding ring set
Here’s an adorably nerdy 8 bit wedding ring box … such a sweet keepsake. This is also the perfect box to hide your ring before you pop the question to your future husband or wife.
Set the tone for your geek inspired events
Inspired by the Princess Bride, we love the details on this rustic reception table. The medieval inspiration features wooden place holders, gold candlestick holders, ornate goblets, old fashioned lanterns and a lovely deep red, green and purple floral arrangement.
A few medieval signs with old style calligraphy on wood add a bit of style to your wedding venue. First up “The Ring Bearers have fulfilled their quest” with a place for the wedding rings to be displayed. The second one reads: “No admittance except on wedding business:.
Photobooth backdrops for showers or receptions
Here are a few backdrops to help set the tone for a variety of themes:
Left: 8-bit totally nerdy and fun backdrop featuring bride and groom leveling up. I can customize the look too – different accent colors, skin tones, hair colors, background color. Just let me know!
Top Middle: A brick backdrop would be cute for the couple and guests to have along with some Mario style props or geek glasses.
Bottom Middle: You can also add a wood theme backdrop with small sparkling lights.
Right: Starry night – Maybe not so nerdy but this star gazing backdrop is perfect for an astronomy inspired or Star Wars (don’t forget the light sabers!) theme.
Ideas for the reception
Periodic Table of Tables – For the couple with chemistry :), here are some seating table ideas your guests will love to explore. Get a giant chalkboard, some white and colored chalk a straight edge – and a steady hand! Or how about placing their names in test tubes. You could also come up with fun table name cards and place them in beakers.
Photo credit: Viz Photography Middle & Right: Gideon Photography
Geek Drinks for the bride and groom – from left to right.
Experimental drinks: Get a couple of beakers, a few great recipes and dry ice.
Milk of the Dragon Game of Thrones with dragon fruit and gin – from Buzzfeed.
Super Mario Brothers inspired shots – Recipe available from the DrunkenMoogle.
The Dashing Prince – Recipe from the DrunkenMoogle.
If you really want to flaunt your nerdiness, why not do what this couple did and add a box of nerds to each plate at the reception table.
Once all the festivities are over, it’s time to send off the bride and groom in style. Here’s a JUST MARRIED window cling featuring Player 1 and Player 2.
After all, it’s dangerous to go alone.
Need a custom design to match your vision? Just let me know – I speak geek!