Geeky wedding favors for every genre of geekdom

By on May 17th
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Zendo game pieces and math table numbers from Danielle and Dave's geeky wedding

Picking out wedding favors was one of my favorite activities in wedding planning, but I know not everyone enjoys the task, so allow me to provide some wedding favor inspiration. Of course, as with everything wedding related, it's all optional, including the favors. But they can be awesome if you find the right stuff.

So far on my quest to help you find the perfect wedding favors I've profiled edible favors and rock 'n roll favors and in this episode I'm bringing you my speciality… GEEKY WEDDING FAVORS!


Custom dice
Wedding dice favors can be custom ordered from Chessex like the above XKCD dice or these customized d6s.

Nintendo candies
Behold the Super Mario Brothers mushroom candy tin that holds apple sours. They also have them in red (cherry) and blue (raspberry). I also have fallen for these classic Nintendo controller mints.

Space Invaders chocolates
Make Space Invaders chocolates from this Space Invaders ice tray mold. A few forward-thinking people have realized that you can make chocolates out of these things. The picture above is from Think Geek's website and is just entitled "Pop Rocks infused chocolate? We're in love." Yeah.

Lightsaber chopsticks
I was introduced to these lightsaber chopsticks by Tribe member Liz when we profiled her weird wedding survival kits. These are perfect if your geeky wedding is being held at a restaurant where they could put these to good use — these can double as their utensils and favors!


Binary code anything
Basically anything having to do with binary code would thrill us nerds. I found this kind of, okay REALLY, cool G33K binary key chain on Etsy.

Cootie catchers
Cootie catcher wedding programKeep your guests entertained with their favors with handmade cootie catchers these like these from Aerin & Jeremy's neo-victorian haunted museum wedding.

Astronaut ice cream

Astronaut Ice Cream
Nerdy and delicious and just all around awesome. How cool would these astronaut ice cream bars be as favors for astronomy or space themed weddings?

Pez dispensers
The great thing about Pez dispensers is that they come in all kinds of themes that can fit in with your particular class of geek. And omg, can you say perfect Pez cake topper?

Figurines
Jennifer: GiantThese Dungeons and Dragons mini figurines doubled as wedding favors and place cards at Jennifer and Mordicai's wedding. Of course you can get figurines from any sub-genere of geekiness — Star Wars, Doctor Who, WoW and Star Trek to name a few of my favorites.

Scrabble magnets
favors: scrabble tile magnets!These Scrabble tiles turned magnets from Tribe member Hurricane Me's wedding are faaaaaabulous! People were able to choose their own letters — their initials or short words — as their favors. How great for a gamer geek wedding? Did you know you can buy bags of Scrabble tiles from Amazon? Easy peasy.

DIY snow globes:
Lizard in a SnowstormCheck out the genius that is Tribe member rhymeswithkosher's DIY snow globe favors. They collected Mason jars and created 100+ custom snow globes. You could also combine this with the figurine idea, as long as the figures are waterproof, and voila! Extra nerdy snow globes.

Color changing cups:
Party favorIn honor of one of my favorite OBB party favors — the mood changing cup from Corinne & Jesse's Alice In Wonderland Zombie Wedding. The cups turn purple when you put cold liquid in them.

Puzzles:
Thanks to reader Catnippe for pointing me in the direction of these Brain Bender Puzzles. She says that since they're in crummy blister packs, she's going to repackage them in boxes or bags with ribbon and mongram seals for their wedding favors. And you can do that with any kind of puzzles or travel size games and your guests will LOVE them.

LOVE computer style:
And thanks to OBB reader Celeste for showing me the L-O-V-E Keyboard Magnets. WOW. These are so geekily adorable.

Okay, now I leave it in your clever hands. Got any more ideas for the perfect geeky wedding favors? Leave 'em in the comments!