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20 Wedding Ideas That Let You Geek Out On Your Big Day

20 Wedding Ideas That Let You Geek Out On Your Big Day

On most days, you aren’t afraid to let your nerd flag fly, so why should your wedding day be any different?

Pink roses and frilly lace aren’t for everyone. If you want your wedding to show just how geeky you two are, you should consider integrating any (or all!) of the following 20 wedding ideas into your nuptial celebrations.

Geek Your Eats

Who gets excited by plain white buttercream frosting anymore? Now that we know just how outrageous and awesome baked goods can be, there is no reason to settle for a boring wedding cake.

You can glean inspiration from any of the following nerdy cakes, or you can dream up your own geeky eats.

starwars

    This Star Wars cake perfectly balances the opposing desires to be classy and to be funky.

    Amanda McKinnon Photography

    batman

      Masquerading as a typical wedding cake, this Batman-inspired cake is ready to be the dessert your wedding deserves.

      Stilleto Studio

      harry-potter

        We can totally imagine this Harry Potter–inspired cake at Harry and Ginny’s nuptials.

        Fine Cakes by Zehra

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        lord-of-the-rings

          Though elves probably don’t indulge in needless indulgences, this stunning Lord of the Rings cake would be right at home in Rivendell.

          Cake Central

          game-of-thrones

            It seems like you are courting disaster on par with the Red Wedding with a Game of Thrones–themed cake like this.

            Choccy Woccy

            Cosplay All Day

            There is a fine line between traditional and boring. Since this is your celebration of love, you should make it as personal as possible — which could mean dressing up like someone else. Cosplaying requires incredibly elaborate clothing, which could be perfect for your special day. The following cosplayers demonstrate possible get-ups that definitely break the same old boring mold.

            sailor-moon

              Who doesn’t want to be Princess Serenity from Sailor Moon?

              usagi-tsukino-krv

              zelda-link

                This Princess Zelda is ready to marry her hero Link.

                Celestial Exploring

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                world-of-warcraft

                  It is impossible to calculate just how many marriages are the result of excellent teamwork and unexpected romance during World of Warcraft raids.

                  Sosi Studio

                  vocaloid

                    The anime, Vocaloid, is an excellent source of inspiration for fancy gowns with a geeky twist.

                    Norberto Briceno

                    luke-leia

                      Everyone wants a romance like Luke and Leia from Star Wars, and for the most important day of your relationship, you can have it.

                      Fandi

                      Use Science in Your Signage

                      Sure, you could keep your invitations, signs, and programs simple and straightforward to prevent confusion, or you could make them fun with a heaping dose of science. These wedding invitations (seating charts, etc.) use chemistry — and not the kind between the bride and groom — mathematics, and more to keep the party going in the right direction.

                      circuits

                        By wiring circuits, you can craft your own light-up invitations. You can consider it a relationship-building activity.

                        The Mind of Bill Porter

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                        periodic-table

                          This seating chart draws inspiration from Mendeleev to ensure every guest is surrounded by guests with similar properties — I mean personalities.

                          Vis Photography

                          molecules

                            This is an excellent opportunity to have fun with your guests by assigning them to hilarious molecules like moronic acid or traumatic acid.

                            Party Marshmallow

                            coding

                              Computer scientists can’t help but make functions for everything they do — including marriage.

                              Swash and Fold

                              pi

                                As long as you follow the numbers of pi, you’ll end up in your future spouse’s arms.

                                Michelle Roller Photography

                                Ring in Your Nerdy Marriage

                                Most couples choose to solidify their nuptials with an exchange of rings, but there isn’t much meaning in a regular diamond. Luckily, CustomMade artist Paul Bierker is in the business of designing rings to suit your particular flavor of geek.

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                                Here are some of Paul’s most noteworthy creations.

                                adventure-time

                                  You can pledge to be best pals for life with Adventure Time–themed rings.

                                  wonder-woman

                                    This Wonder Woman ring will keep your relationship strong for life — even when your spandex wears out.

                                    triforce

                                      You can use the power of the Triforce to keep your love strong.

                                      pokeball

                                        You can keep your love caught in this dazzling Pokeball ring.

                                        droid

                                          You definitely don’t have to compromise on the precious gemstones to have a nerdy ring. This droid-inspired beauty has sapphires, rubies, and a brilliant diamond.

                                          Featured photo credit: 21limited via imcreator.com

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                                          Last Updated on January 18, 2019

                                          7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

                                          7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

                                          Some people will have a rain cloud hanging over them, no matter what the weather is outside. Their negative attitude is toxic to your own moods, and you probably feel like there is little you can do about it.

                                          But that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

                                          If you want to effectively deal with negative people and be a champion of positivity, then your best route is to take definite action through some of the steps below.

                                          1. Limit the time you spend with them.

                                          First, let’s get this out of the way. You can be more positive than a cartoon sponge, but even your enthusiasm has a chance of being afflicted by the constant negativity of a friend.

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                                          In fact, negativity has been proven to damage your health physically, making you vulnerable to high levels of stress and even cardiac disease. There’s no reason to get hurt because of someone else’s bad mood.

                                          Though this may be a little tricky depending on your situation, working to spend slightly less time around negative people will keep your own spirits from slipping as well.

                                          2. Speak up for yourself.

                                          Don’t just absorb the comments that you are being bombarded with, especially if they are about you. It’s wise to be quick to listen and slow to speak, but being too quiet can give the person the impression that you are accepting what’s being said.

                                          3. Don’t pretend that their behavior is “OK.”

                                          This is an easy trap to fall into. Point out to the person that their constant negativity isn’t a good thing. We don’t want to do this because it’s far easier to let someone sit in their woes, and we’d rather just stay out of it.

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                                          But if you want the best for this person, avoid giving the false impression that their negativity is normal.

                                          4. Don’t make their problems your problems.

                                          Though I consider empathy a gift, it can be a dangerous thing. When we hear the complaints of a friend or family member, we typically start to take on their burdens with them.

                                          This is a bad habit to get into, especially if this is a person who is almost exclusively negative. These types of people are prone to embellishing and altering a story in order to gain sympathy.

                                          Why else would they be sharing this with you?

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                                          5. Change the subject.

                                          When you suspect that a conversation is starting to take a turn for the negative, be a champion of positivity by changing the subject. Of course, you have to do this without ignoring what the other person said.

                                          Acknowledge their comment, but move the conversation forward before the euphoric pleasure gained from complaining takes hold of either of you.

                                          6. Talk about solutions, not problems.

                                          Sometimes, changing the subject isn’t an option if you want to deal with negative people, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be positive.

                                          I know that when someone begins dumping complaints on me, I have a hard time knowing exactly what to say. The key is to measure your responses as solution-based.

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                                          You can do this by asking questions like, “Well, how could this be resolved?” or, “How do you think they feel about it?”

                                          Use discernment to find an appropriate response that will help your friend manage their perspectives.

                                          7. Leave them behind.

                                          Sadly, there are times when we have to move on without these friends, especially if you have exhausted your best efforts toward building a positive relationship.

                                          If this person is a family member, you can still have a functioning relationship with them, of course, but you may still have to limit the influence they have over your wellbeing.

                                          That being said, what are some steps you’ve taken to deal with negative people? Let us know in the comments.

                                          You may also want to read: How to Stop the Negative Spin of Thoughts, Emotions and Actions.

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