Jason and Heather (aka OBT member Peloria) kind of killed it with her geektastic invitations. I don't think there was one microcosm of geek meme-ery that they missed! Let's play “how many nerd references can you find?” (I lost count after 16 or 17.)

Picture 21 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Now check out the back of the invite…

Picture 3 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Heather explains how these came about…

“I bought 8.5 x 5.5 plain invites and envelopes at Michael's (for just $10!!!), then designed and printed them myself. We're going with sort of a ‘Sweet Geek' style. The text has references to movies and video games we love, Internet memes and other geek speak.”

But don't worry, their wedsite will have “decoding” for guests that don't quite understand what they're talking about.

Meet our fave wedding vendors

Comments on “Sweet geek” wedding invitations ftw!!!1!

  1. Counting internet abbreviations I got 18 (I’m ashamed to admit I only got the red shirt reference on the second reading).

    All of them made me smile but it was ‘burnination’ that had me grinning like a little kid. (I also love the idea of needing to earn enough XP to marry.)

    And on top of all that awesomeness this invite looks amazing! For some reason it makes me think of cupcakes, even without reading the promises of cupcakes at the wedding. πŸ˜€

  2. Oh.



    I love these invites with every fiber of my girly geeky gamer being.

    The gil/munny/Rupees thing is genius. This might be the classiest, most adorable way to ask for money in lieu of gifts ever.

    And the Kingdom Hearts shout-out! “Got it MEMORIZED?” And the burnination! And and and! *Sigh* I have invite lust.

  3. I love it!! It’s geeky, and it’s cute! πŸ™‚

    Also 101010 is a binary representation of the number 42, which is the answer to the “Ultimate Question of Life the Universe and Everything” … a la Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. πŸ™‚

    My fiance and I are both software engineers, so we included pseudocode on our wedding invitation that led to our website where there’s a flash movie of the same pseudocode that the guests get to ‘Compile’ into an invitation. The jury is still out on how many of our family members failed to find the website address amidst the pseudocode…

    • That makes me want to hurry up and get married NEXT MONTH!!! Bummer that that won’t be possible for me, but YAY for everyone who picked the date! πŸ™‚

  4. This invitation is super cool! I’m a little unsure about putting registry info/asking for money on the invite, though, isn’t that a no-no?

    • Actually, they didn’t ask for money.
      ‘Munny’ was yet another geek reference.
      They are very creepy looking little vinyl dolls.

  5. I think this confirms just how much of a geek I am not. LOL! But I can appreciate this because I love the colors and it looks super fun!

  6. All your gifts are belong to us made my computer crash!

    Okay, not really, but all your base are belong to us sure did back in the day!

    Love these!

  7. This is awesome! I didn’t get all the references but got enough to give me a big smile! Love the originality.

  8. Hiya folks, the bride/designer/geek here! Thanks for all your fantastical comments! We totally didn’t think about wedding “rules” and went with what made us happy… which just happens to be things like Trogdor and Dragon Ball Z. πŸ˜€

    I’ve linked to the page of our site that explains most of the invite, if some of you need decoding! Oh, and one item that didn’t get posted here is our envelope, the back of which has an awesome face! (http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/awesome-face)

    • Heather, everyone is squeeing over the geek references and pretty colors (which are awesome!), but nobody’s commented the design itself. It’s gorgeous! Elegant and fun at the same time. I’m totally in love with it!

      Jen, fellow graphic designer πŸ™‚

  9. OMG. Oh my god, I am seriously freaking out over the sheer win of these. I can’t wait to show them to my fiance! πŸ˜€

  10. I’m so tempted to try to crash this wedding (I live in Evansville). Other Heather, want to be geeky bffs?

    • Haha, sure! I could use a geeky bff. Although, I’m not sure Evansville could handle the power level of two Heathers full of awesome!

  11. Hahaha! I love these. I think I might stray away from traditional wording, now, and do something much more fun and geektastic. Eat my heart out, ‘cordially invited’.

  12. Wow, i love these!!! They’re awesome!

    Just one question (in all seriousness – i’m not trying to be snarky at all) – what are you doing about grandparents and elderly relatives? Do you think they will understand that it’s a wedding invitation (i know mine WOULD NOT! lol)

    Just curious!

    • Really, nothing. We really only have about 5 elderly relatives on the list as all my grandparents are deceased. I’m sure my great uncle Sam (yes, he’s literally my Uncle Sam!) was pretty confused, though. Luckily we stay in good touch, so he’s well aware what’s up! πŸ˜‰

  13. This is by far the most effing amazing thing I have ever seen in my whole life ever in the whole world and you are now my queen.

  14. I think they are SUPER cute!! Great idea and such a cute couple, I read your info on your link.

  15. Just to let everyone know that I am Heather’s 65 year old mother, and although I do not totally understand much of this invitation, I REALLY love my daughter, and am usually 100% on board with whatever she comes up with, including this non-traditional wedding…. Besides she is marrying a really great guy that makes her very happy… So, yes, “old people” can give up some traditions for the sake of happiness!


    I got the 101010 too… but my fiancee is a math nerd.

  17. the is the best idea for invitations ever!!!. I love the colors! My bridesmaid are wearing different colors.

  18. Got a question? We are doing ours are selves too and we are wondering whats the best program to make them on??

  19. I so love this idea, I was wondering where or how were you able to design the layout? What program did you use? Its amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  20. Ok, SOO much i love about this. Dragon ball Z ref, Princess bride…. and you guys used one of my fav terms.. awesomesauce. Genius… just genius… Bravo!!

Comments are closed.