Geek Chic: 3 Unique Wedding Ideas

Posted: Jun 16 2018, 2:25am CDT | by , in News

 
Geek Chic: 3 Unique Wedding Ideas

The Geeky And Glam Weddings Breaking Tradition

When it comes to weddings, millennials are not only getting married later than previous generations, but they’re also less interested in carrying on wedding traditions. Instead, they want weddings that reflect their interests – filled with games, special foods, and a range of locations beyond the church. How we celebrate weddings has changed, and the industry has been forced to reinvent itself.

One especially popular wedding fashion is geek chic, weddings that take a dressed up approach to comics, fantasy and science fiction, and popular TV and movie franchises. If you’re thinking about having a fantasy inflected wedding, here are a few ideas that can transform those old traditions.

Awesome Invited

From online templates to fancy graphic design, creating a themed invitation is easy. For example, you can plug your photos and event information into a card generator and craft Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Magic The Gathering cards, spreading the word about your upcoming nuptials. You can also order custom illustrations of you and your partner as your favorite animated characters and use the images on your invitations and wedding website.

Totally Rad Rings

It’s all over the papers – millennials are killing the diamond industry. But is that really the problem? A more accurate representation would be that because they earn less, most millennials can’t afford classic diamond engagement rings or 24K gold. Many also have ethical qualms about buying diamonds. To address the problem, young people have gotten creative with their engagement and wedding rings.

A popular ring alternative with millennials is the antique ring, with many opting for colored stones, multiple metals, and unique settings, such as those from the art deco period or classic design houses. Like everything else about modern weddings, these rings help young brides and grooms express their individuality – but it doesn’t stop there.

For those who want to carry a special theme through the whole wedding, many jewelry houses will make custom pieces using 3D printing and metal casting. Want the precise ring from Lord of the Rings or the Triforce from Zelda imprinted on your ring? For the first time, this can be done quickly and easily. One jeweler even created a replica of Wonder Woman’s headband.

The Coolest Cakes

With the rise in cake art, wedding cakes aren’t just dessert – they’re works of art – and that means choices. Will your geeky wedding feature a basic cake with a creative topper, like these Super Mario wedding Amiibo, or go all out with a fully sculpted piece? If you’ve ever watched an episode of Ace of Cakes, you know exactly what we’re talking about.

Talented bakers have created cakes dripping “blood” and driven through with swords and arrows in a Game of Thrones theme, sculpted Corpse Bride coffin cakes, and crafted elaborate Mario Kart themes. Find the right bakery, and the sky’s the limit.

There’s no reason your wedding has to be a plain white dress meets a black tux in a church, followed by boring banquet hall food – not when the wedding industry has embraced the idea that each wedding should be a reflection of the participants. No, it’s time to embrace your passions and imbue the happiest day of your life with magic and wonder.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/68" rel="author">Larry Alton</a>
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