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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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                                          Success In Reaching Goals Is Determined By Mindset

                                          Success In Reaching Goals Is Determined By Mindset

                                          What do you think it takes to achieve your goals? Hard work? Lots of actions? While these are paramount to becoming successful in reaching our goals, neither of these are possible without a positive mindset.

                                          As humans, we naturally tend to lean towards a negative outlook when it comes to our hopes and dreams. We are prone to believing that we have limitations either from within ourselves or from external forces keeping us from truly getting to where we want to be in life. Our tendency to think that we’ll “believe it when we see it” suggests that our mindsets are focused on our goals not really being attainable until they’ve been achieved. The problem with this is that this common mindset fuels our limiting beliefs and shows a lack of faith in ourselves.

                                          The Success Mindset

                                          Success in achieving our goals comes down to a ‘success mindset’. Successful mindsets are those focused on victory, based on positive mental attitudes, empowering inclinations and good habits. Acquiring a success mindset is the sure-fire way to dramatically increase your chance to achieve your goals.

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                                          The idea that achieving our goals comes down to our habits and actions is actually a typical type of mindset that misses a crucial point; that our mindset is, in fact, the determiner of our energy and what actions we take. A negative mindset will tend to create negative actions and similarly if we have a mindset that will only set into action once we see ‘proof’ that our goals are achievable, then the road will be much longer and arduous. This is why, instead of thinking “I’ll believe it when I see it”, a success mindset will think “I’ll see it when I believe it.”

                                          The Placebo Effect and What It Shows Us About The Power of Mindset

                                          The placebo effect is a perfect example of how mindset really can be powerful. In scientific trials, a group of participants were told they received medication that will heal an ailment but were actually given a sugar pill that does nothing (the placebo). Yet after the trial the participants believed it’s had a positive effect – sometimes even cured their ailment even though nothing has changed. This is the power of mindset.

                                          How do we apply this to our goals? Well, when we set goals and dreams how often do we really believe they’ll come to fruition? Have absolute faith that they can be achieved? Have a complete unwavering expectation? Most of us don’t because we hold on to negative mindsets and limiting beliefs about ourselves that stop us from fully believing we are capable or that it’s at all possible. We tend to listen to the opinions of others despite them misaligning with our own or bow to societal pressures that make us believe we should think and act a certain way. There are many reasons why we possess these types of mindsets but a success mindset can be achieved.

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                                          How To Create a Success Mindset

                                          People with success mindsets have a particular way of perceiving things. They have positive outlooks and are able to put faith fully in their ability to succeed. With that in mind, here are a few ways that can turn a negative mindset into a successful one.

                                          1. A Success Mindset Comes From a Growth Mindset

                                          How does a mindset even manifest itself? It comes from the way you talk to yourself in the privacy of your own head. Realising this will go a long way towards noticing how you speak to yourself and others around you. If it’s mainly negative language you use when you talk about your goals and aspirations then this is an example of a fixed mindset.

                                          A negative mindset brings with it a huge number of limiting beliefs. It creates a fixed mindset – one that can’t see beyond it’s own limitations. A growth mindset sees these limitations and looks beyond them – it finds ways to overcome obstacles and believes that this will result in success. When you think of your goal, a fixed mindset may think “what if I fail?” A growth mindset would look at the same goal and think “failures happen but that doesn’t mean I won’t be successful.”

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                                          There’s a lot of power in changing your perspective.

                                          2. Look For The Successes

                                          It’s really important to get your mind focused on positive aspects of your goal. Finding inspiration through others can be really uplifting and keep you on track with developing your success mindset; reinforcing your belief that your dreams can be achieved. Find people that you can talk with about how they achieved their goals and seek out and surround yourself with positive people. This is crucial if you’re learning to develop a positive mindset.

                                          3. Eliminate Negativity

                                          You can come up against a lot of negativity sometimes either through other people or within yourself. Understanding that other people’s negative opinions are created through their own fears and limiting beliefs will go a long way in sustaining your success mindset. But for a lot of us, negative chatter can come from within and these usually manifest as negative words such as can’t, won’t, shouldn’t. Sometimes, when we think of how we’re going to achieve our goals, statements in our minds come out as negative absolutes: ‘It never works out for me’ or ‘I always fail.’

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                                          When you notice these coming up you need to turn them around with ‘It always works out for me!’ and ‘I never fail!’ The trick is to believe it no matter what’s happened in the past. Remember that every new day is a clean slate and for you to adjust your mindset.

                                          4. Create a Vision

                                          Envisioning your end goal and seeing it in your mind is an important trait of a success mindset. Allowing ourselves to imagine our success creates a powerful excitement that shouldn’t be underestimated. When our brain becomes excited at the thought of achieving our goals, we become more committed, work harder towards achieving it and more likely to do whatever it takes to make it happen.

                                          If this involves creating a vision board that you can look at to remind yourself every day then go for it. Small techniques like this go a long way in sustaining your success mindset and shouldn’t be dismissed.

                                          An Inspirational Story…

                                          For centuries experts said that running a mile in under 4 minutes was humanly impossible. On the 6th May 1954, Rodger Bannister did just that. As part of his training, Bannister relentlessly visualised the achievement, believing he could accomplish what everyone said wasn’t possible…and he did it.

                                          What’s more amazing is that, as soon as Bannister achieved the 4-minute mile, more and more people also achieved it. How was this possible after so many years of no one achieving it? Because in people’s minds it was suddenly possible – once people knew that it was achievable it created a mindset of success and now, after over fifty years since Bannister did the ‘impossible’, his record has been lowered by 17 seconds – the power of the success mindset!

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