15 Delightfully Geeky Wedding Invitations

We’ve brought you geeky engagement rings, wedding photos and wedding dresses. Now it’s time for geeky invitations!

1. View Master

I spy with my little eye something that is geeky and romantic – oh yeah, it’s these adorable View Master invitations from Etsy seller melangerienyc. At $3,450 for 100 invites, they aren’t cheap, but considering they come with a View Master, a custom photo reel, an insert featuring additional details about the event and the shipping to get all of these to your house, I’d say you’re getting your money’s worth.

2. Flip Books

If you’ve always wanted to see your love story retold as an animation and then share that animation with friends and family members, you're in luck. Etsy seller PaperCinemas will custom make a flip book for your wedding that also serves as an invitation. Of course, they don’t come cheap - at $60 for four, you might want to share the animation of your love with those in the wedding party.

3. Custom Comic Book Cover

Can’t afford View Master or flip book invites but still want something unique and dorky? Then talk to Etsy seller TeamWesler and get them to draw up a comic book cover, like this one, just for you and your wedding. The creations cost $250 and then it’s up to you to get them printed, perhaps through a site like Zazzle.

4. A Full Comic Book

When it comes to more modern comic book style, it’s hard to beat Heidi and Chris Ryder’s invitations. That’s because Chris happens to be friends with comic book artist Tony Fleecs. Chris wrote a script for the invites, and then Tony turned the script into a multi-page comic book.

The results were so impressive that Heidi says some of her friends keep the invites in their cars to show them to other people.

5. Photo Comics

If you want your love story comic book to actually feature pictures of you and your future spouse, then you might consider these Comic Book Love Story Wedding Invitations from These come complete with matching, comic-styled RSVP cards, directions and envelopes.

6. A Comic of Memes

What do you do when you have a variety of nerd interests? Have someone draw up invitations that incorporate all of your favorite things! These comic-styled invites start with Link proposing to Princess Zelda and then manage to incorporate Kanye’s outburst at the VMA’s, Admiral Ackbar and an “All Your Base” joke. At first, Offbeat Bride reader Reenie was worried that her and her fiancé’s older relatives wouldn’t get the references, but then she realized those same people wouldn’t get half of the geeky things the couple had planned for the wedding, so she might as well just go forward with the invitations.

7. Our Big Fat Geek Wedding

When it comes to geek wedding invites that are all over the place though, it’s really hard to beat this one by DeviantArt user meeko. Her amazing design incorporates aspects of Star Wars, Futurama, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along-Blog, Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, Sailor Moon and more! Now that’s some serious geek love right there.

8. Mario's Level End Scene

The best part of any Mario level is jumping up the flag pole and getting a little closer to saving Princess Peach. That’s why this Mario level end scene by Etsy seller ArtNerdForHire (who used this design for his own wedding) is such a delightful way to tell your guests to save the date.

9. 8-Bit

Offbeat bride reader Amorae and her fiancé wanted to go all out with their 8-Bit invites. That’s why rather than just create cards that incorporated pixel art work, they actually made an interactive design that shows the bride and groom to be coming out of a Mario-style pipe and a game over screen with the wedding info when someone pulls on the ribbon in the card.

As an extra geeky bonus, the couple’s RSVP cards included a blank box where guests were invited to draw a superhero before responding.

10. Pac-Man

DeviantArt user theshiver’s wedding invitations may not have been quite as complex as Amorae’s but they are certainly just as cute, showing Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man tying the knot in front of a few confused ghosts.

11. Harry Potter

The only thing that could make these Harry Potter inspired “Romance Managed” invitations by Etsy seller oneLittleM any more perfect would be if you had to say “I solemnly swear I support this union” for the ink to appear.

12. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

This wedding invitation for Offbeat Bride reader Holly & her partner's big day isn’t actually a full novel. It just looks like the cover of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy -- that is, if it was printed by Penguin Books a few decades ago.

13. Library Cards

Here’s a design that would be perfect for our own Miss Kathleen—that’s right, they look like old library check out cards. If you’re wondering how Offbeat Bride contributor FolkFusionista made them look so accurate, well, it certainly helped that her fiancé is a librarian. As for the past dates on the cards, well, both of the parties had already been married before, so they simply included their previous “check out dates” and crossed them out on the invites.

14. Periodic Table

Love science? Then you’ll love this periodic table of save the date with molecular diagrams in the background. My favorite part is that Offbeat Bride reader Stacy Rebek kept the real elements whenever possible.

15. Report Cards

For those who excelled in English and Science and all of their other class subjects, these Love report cards are always a good option. Of course, when it comes to love, your scores in Physics and History aren’t quite as important, so these invitations from grade the couple on Faith, Hope, Love, Honor and Cherishing one another.

Have any of you used (or seen) geeky wedding invites or save the dates? If so, tell us about them in the comments – especially if you had any odd reactions from those who received them.

Also, if you just can't get enough, then enjoy a few more geeky invites over at Oddee.

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May the Forks Be With You: This Is the Star Wars Dinnerware You Didn't Know You Needed

Art Deco meets space opera in a new collection of Star Wars-themed dinnerware, released just in time for May the 4th (Star Wars Day).

The collection comes from ThinkGeek, whose annual Star Wars Day sale has become a go-to source for movie merchandise, offering everything from a Chewbacca necktie to a Death Star waffle maker, because even Stormtroopers need to eat a balanced breakfast.

Dubbed the Lando Calrissian Accents Collection, it includes a bottle stopper and two different sets of porcelain salad plates with golden accents. One set features Lando’s name in Aurebesh, an alphabet that appears in Star Wars, while the other bears a detailed Art Deco design.

Also featured is a set of Han Solo highball glasses, so that the next time you break out the Solo cups, they won't be the red plastic variety that litter frat house floors. The design was inspired by the Millennium Falcon.

Solo-themed plates

Solo-themed highball glass

Solo-themed bottle stopper

The products are all officially licensed merchandise for the upcoming film Solo: A Star Wars Story, coming to theaters May 25.

Looking for other ways to celebrate Star Wars Day? We have a few suggestions for how to spend your day.

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19 Unusual Socks for Snazzy Feet

Kick it in one of these pairs of cool socks.

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1. ART; $15.99

Make your feet a canvas with these artsy socks. This set of eight pairs features classics including van Gogh's Starry Night and Botticelli's Birth of Venus.

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2. BOB ROSS; $12

Look at all those happy little trees! It's impossible not to smile while wearing these Bob Ross socks.

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3. ALIEN VISITOR; $11.50

I want to believe—in fancy footwear. These alien socks are perfect for Ufologists and other conspiracy theorists who always have an eye on the sky.

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shark socks

These fun socks make it look like sharks are eating your feet.

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5. TAPATIO; $10

These socks are hot! Just like the hot sauce they show.

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6. LIBRARY CARD; $10.25

Out of Print makes a variety of book-themed products for bibliophiles—and, even better, they donate one book for each pair of socks purchased. This particular pair looks like the library cards you might have found in libraries back in the day.

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Here's another excellent selection from Out of Print. This pair of socks is dedicated to Where the Wild Things Are. The bottoms say "Let the Wild / Rumpus Start."

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8. STUDIO GHIBLI; $12.50

Lovers of the films by Studio Ghibli will get a kick out of these striped socks. Each pair features a scene from a different movie: Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, and Howl's Moving Castle.

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These adorable socks have polka dots and giant dog faces on the front. Each pair comes with floppy ears that peek over the edge of the socks. The breeds include what looks like a Pomeranian, a Boston terrier, and a French bulldog.

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10. EINSTEIN; $12

These are the perfect socks to wear while filling up a blackboard with equations. The pair comes with a picture of Einstein sporting some cool shades.

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These fun socks feature a few constellations, including Ursa Minor and Orion.

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12. DOCTOR WHO; $14.95

Doctor Who Tardis Women's Knee High Socks

Doctor Who fans are going to want to get their hands on these knee high TARDIS socks.

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13. POKEMON; $2.42

Pokemon Ankle Socks

Show off your love of Pokemon with Pikachu, Charmander, Psyduck, and Squirtle socks.

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14. SAILOR MOON; $9.99

Defend the world against evil in the name of the Moon, with these Sailor socks. The pack of six comes with Sailor Moon, Sailor Mars, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Venus, Sailor Jupiter, and Chibiusa.

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According to the pilot in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic book The Little Prince, the titular character probably hitches a ride off of his planet (B-612) and across the universe on a flock of birds. These Out of Print socks depict the pilot's drawing of the Little Prince taking to the skies.

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16. PENCILS; $10

Pencils are key for crosswords, drawings, and jotting down important notes. Celebrate the beloved writing utensil with these incredible socks.

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Stormtrooper socks

These cool socks look just like Storm Troopers from the Star Wars franchise. They fit shoe sizes 9–12.

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18. SUSHI; $19.99

Sushi socks

At first, this looks like a plush platter of sushi. When you unravel the "food," you'll discover it's actually two pairs of socks rolled to look like salmon and cucumber sushi.

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19. LEGO; $12

LEGO socks
Lord & Taylor

Stepping on LEGO bricks hurts, so protect yourself! We recommend this pair of LEGO-themed socks, plus a pair of slippers for good measure.

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