The nerds are taking over. From comic book heroes consistently conquering the box office to masses of people proclaiming themselves as "adorkable," "geek chic," and other nerd-hybrid adjectives, it is officially hip to be a square. You might not know exactly what a TARDIS is or all the cheat codes for classic NES games, but references to those and other nerdy items are penetrating pop culture. But for those who are truly into the nerdy culture, the ones that can quote Star Wars verbatim and can tell you the lineage of each Pokemon, being a nerd isn’t a fad. It is a way of life. And if those folks are lucky to have met a like-minded individual, it's natural to debunk the typical wedding and bring their geeky side into their big day.
The trend of eschewing the traditional wedding template isn’t exactly new, but a number of couples are creating fun and refreshing weddings with the neo-nerd movement. If you’re looking for inspiration to make your special day unique, you can find all kinds of ideas from other couple’s nerdy nuptials. And don't worry, you don’t need to be a full-blown Dungeon Master to incorporate aspects of your nerdy passions into your wedding.
We voyaged to the nerdiest place around, the Internet, to find wonderful examples of geeky grooms and binary brides. From the absolute extreme (cosplay with vows exchanged in Klingon) to the incorporation of kitschy accents into the event, there are a number of ways to make sure your nerd passion get its proper nod on the happiest day of your life. And of course, it’s not all about the aesthetics. The only thing better than costume themes and accessories is nerd-based food. What’s the point of getting decked out in nerd attire without an accompanying themed feast?
So whether or not you know the difference between a Cylon and a Dalek, there’s no need to travel through space or time looking for nerdy wedding themes to draw inspiration from. Take a look at our top 10 list of the best geeky weddings so you can boldly take your wedding where no wedding has gone before.