You may or may not know this, but on March 25, one month from today, Quarter Bin Editor-in-Chief Luke Brown and I are getting married.
I’m not announcing this to get sappy and tell you about our storybook romance; that kind of behavior gets you punched in the face around these parts. However, the fact remains that the two most unlikely people to ever get married to each other have, for some reason, agreed to tie the knot. Even though we’re embarking on something as traditional as a wedding, that doesn’t mean we’re not going to inject our own personalities, which means nerding it all up.
We started with the invitations. Personally, I just wanted to send out an email blast with the date, time, and place, but that was quickly vetoed, so instead we decided to design our own invites with the help of some friends and family members. First came the actual text.
A lot of that probably sounds really familiar to you if you’ve played a video game in the last twenty years, but my personal favorite is the part about cake and grief counseling. I probably could have written the entire thing using only Portal quotes, as that game is just a treasure trove of clever dialogue about cake and other vaguely wedding-related things, but I managed to have some self-control and spread the love around.
The text was printed on vellum paper and attached to actual cardstock used for wedding invitations, on which we printed an image we found both classy and unique.
This is the final result our friends and family found in their mailboxes.
When it came time to make response cards, I knew I just wanted something simple and inviting, but I still wanted to keep the gaming theme going and make something special. Our friend Jess Tommassello designed an image that we printed on the response cards.
I knew from the start that a lot of my family members just weren’t going to get it, but that didn’t bother me since all they really needed was the date, time, and place. On the other hand, our nerdier friends and relatives loved them, and we got a lot of enthusiastic response cards.
So what’s next for the world’s nerdiest wedding? It’s a surprise, but check back in about a month to see how we’ll infect the ceremony and reception with geeky goodness.
Did you or someone you know make even nerdier invitations for a wedding or special event? Send pictures of them to us! We’d love to see them, and maybe we’ll even post them on The Quarter Bin.