Lately, two things have happened that have overtaken my previously varied and delightful conversation: I got engaged, and I started writing for this fine and geeky publication.
Now, I have weddings on the brain, and I’m desperate for a fresh audience to foist all of the awesome things I have seen on the Internet.
I knew there was a lot of stuff on the Internet before – I mean I haven’t trolled it’s unseemly depths or anything – but, the second you add “wedding” to any search topic, Google and Pinterest turn into black holes.
And you know what they say about black holes – for those being sucked in and hitting the event horizon, time stands still. Course, from the view of those on the outside, you’re being torn apart horribly, but I digress. (Yes, another fact that I found with the help of my friend, the Internet!)
It’s easy to waste hours looking at geeky wedding porn. (I’d like to take this moment and explain to the uninitiated that “wedding porn” is shorthand for nice looking pictures of wedding and wedding ideas. It is not some kinky subgenre scuttling along the sea floor of the Interwebs.)
When not looking at wedding goodness, I’ve been playing around watching Doctor Who on Netflix (well, that and Sherlock). So, now, I have Doctor Who and marriage on my mind, but I’m not going to throw a Doctor Who-theme nuptial hootenanny, but I hate to waste my hours of time wasting.
That is where you, the reader, come in handy! Now my time isn’t wasted, because I’m here to share some Doctor Who wedding ideas with you! (Aren’t you just the luckiest?)
Greeting the guests
Guest books can be stuffy lists of names. They tend to live on shelves and never be seen again. Seriously, how many have you seen in the wild? The few I’ve ever seen roaming living rooms are those that are those that hang on the wall.
That’s why I love this wedding-themed Dr. Who print from Etsy ($9). Guests can sign around their favorite space and time vehicle, the Tardis. And you end up with something you’ll actually want up on your wall for all eternity!
Don’t you love how by tossing an “-ate” on the end of any verb you can instantly make it sound like something a Dalek would say? See, it’s funny because I’m doing it because I’m a lazy writer.
There have been a bunch of Dalek-themed wedding cake toppers making the rounds on the Intertubes, but I’d have to say this is my favorite. This couple really went all out, including a Dalek-theme cake.
If you want to make your own, (Because after two minutes of googling, I can’t find where to buy one) the Gallifrey Bureau of Tourism has ideas.
Because, honestly, who doesn’t think of genocidal space aliens with plunger and egg-beater hands when saying, “I do?” Communists. That’s who.
Easier to carry than a call box
After all, you go around wearing a fez and red bow tie to the ceremony, you may scandalize poor Aunt Millie (We’re talking a full hankie tossing swoon.).
I was committed to not including a red bow tie in here; it’s just too obvious. If a Doctor Who novice like myself can think of it off the top of her head, then it isn’t for true fans.
But, there’s no rule saying all ties are out. This Etsy seller has several boy’ size Dr. Who-themed ties ($19.61). The fabrics are both adorable and, well, I guess they’re just more adorable. So, they’re adorable squared.
Why so blue?
It’s a nice way to go geek-light, but to still be yourselves. When you look at the pictures, you’ll always know what inspired that palette even if no one else does.
Did you or will you geek out at your wedding? How? Any tips?