Cool DIY Accessories for Geeky and Fandom Themed Weddings
For couples whose shared passion is sci-fi, fantasy, anime, gaming or other geeky genres, embracing that fandom love through wedding details is a dream. Handmade touches allow you to show your true colors, from World of Warcraft inspired invitations to Lord of the Rings style decor.
This guide will explore fun DIY ideas for accessories, signs, props, and photo booth flair suited to geeky theme weddings. With these creative hands-on details, you can fully immerse guests in the beloved fictional worlds you adore. Get ready to flaunt your inner geek in matrimonial style!
Planning a Geeky Wedding Theme
First, tips for organizing your geeky wedding vision:
Pick Your Fandom(s)
Determine which key fandoms or series hold the most meaning to feature. Stick to just 1-3 to keep the theme cohesive rather than chaotic.
Symbols and Motifs
Note iconic symbols related to your fandoms like Deathly Hallows, Avengers logo, Triforce crest, Rebel Alliance starbird etc. Feature them on signs, prints, and favors.
Music and Sound Effects
Supporting Cast as Wedding Party
Have attendants and officiant dress as key characters that play meaningful roles by your side, like Han Solo and Princess Leia.
DIY Signs for Geeky Weddings
Signage drops hints conveying the theme:
Fictional Location Signs
Make signs marking ceremony, reception, and other area locations after invented fantasy settings like Hogsmeade, Vulcan, or Coruscant.
Cosplay Welcome Signs
Stand at the entrance dressed as characters alongside a sign warmly welcoming guests to the ceremony/reception, adding your character names.
Hidden Message Signs
Incorporate secret insider messages and fictional lingo onto signs that fans will appreciate and understand.
Introduce wedding party members with creative fictional biographies beside portraits on displayed signs, inventing backgrounds related to their costumes.
“No Muggles Allowed” Signs
Rules for Proper Etiquette
Post “rules” in the style of Hogwarts school policies or Starfleet regulations to set playful expectations.
Photo Booth Props for Geeky Weddings
Props let guests embrace alter egos:
Provide an array of thematic hats, masks, glasses, jewelry, wands, wings, armor, weapons (foam of course), and other costume bits guests can try on and wield.
Make speech bubble sticks guests can hold with fandom catchphrases like “mischief managed!”, “Hulk smash!”, or “beam me up!” filled in.
Print out iconic meme-worthy quotes onto sticks like “one ring to rule them all” or “may the force be with you”.
Cosplay Photo Ops
Set up specific backdrops paired with props facilitating popular character cosplays like the Tardis, Iron Throne, Avengers Headquarters, etc.
Green Screen Fun
Use blank green screens allowing guests’ images to be digitally inserted into custom fantasy environments through post-processing apps.
Comic Word Art
Generate fun conversational word art graphics using famous fonts from comics like Batman’s “Kapows” and Superman’s cursive text.
DIY Fandom Accessories
Little touches personalize ensembles:
From Batman masks to Princess Leia buns, products that transform guests into characters make great costume complements.
Slide LED lightsabers through boutonniere buttonholes to illuminate groomsmen’s chests in cosmic style.
Make replica pendants of significant magical relics from series lore for attendants and guests to wear like the One Ring or Elder Wand.
Transform canvas shoes into one-of-a-kind high tops featuring your favorite games, shows, movies, characters or color schemes.
Buy inexpensive digital watches and use character decals to customize watch faces to display pixel art versions of beloved characters telling the time.
Rock character heads, symbols, or themed stripes on fun printed crew socks peeking out from formal shoes or gown hems.
Let your creativity run wild dreaming up ways to infuse geeky pop culture into every wedding detail. By embracing your passions as a couple, you’re guaranteed a day filled with personal meaning, adventure, and lots of fun surprises for fandom loving guests!