AND MY AXE: Nerd up your vows with a little audience participation #Ceremony Advice#doctor who#geeky#lord of the rings#steal-this-idea#writing vows January 11 | Catherine Clark enidjcoleslaw LAWL! Photo by Lulu Photos Secretly getting some pals to help you out with your vows can add a laugh to an otherwise butterfly-tummy situation. Jessica and Jacob took this route and added in some of their favorite geek references for good measure. Check out this snippet from the end of their vows: Him: I vow to always sing you Soft Kitty when you are sick. But only when you are sick. Her: I promise that if a strange man in a blue Police Box tries to take me away, I will insist that you tag along. Him: I promise that you will always have my sword. Her: And you will always have my bow. (Chorus of nerds:) AND MY AXE! What other group participation could work in your vows? Let us know what ideas you have in the comments! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark (aka Superman) is Offbeat Bride's Editor + Project Wrangler and a Chicago-based freelance web consultant. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video games and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, and cuddles with her feline fur baby. @enidjcoleslaw @whimsycatt PREVIOUS Anna & Joe's circus carnival and costume ball wedding NEXT Get married in purple shoes Toggle comments [ 13 ] I LOVE this idea. 5 agree Reply Love it! 1 agrees Reply Love! Would like to end our ceremony with a nice, nerdy "so say we all!" 23 agree Reply We are asking our audience to say this in a "Declaration of Support" portion of the ceremony. 1 agrees Reply My son will give me away, I think when the official says "Who gives this lady?" my son will reply with "Uh, have you met my mom?" or "One does not simply give my mother away." 42 agree Reply I love this so much. Reply When I read the 'and you will have my bow' part, my immediate next thought was 'AND MY AXE!' I hadn't even read the next line yet. I howled with laughter and my husband wanted know what so funny. I read this post out loud to my husband and he said the 'axe' line, just like I had. I guess we're well matched. Now we wanna get married again and get all of our friends involved. This is SUCH a great idea. 5 agree Reply So say we all! 14 agree Reply Though it wasn't part of the vows, my dad did an audience participation thing for his toast. He started with the "Mawwige. Mawwige is wat bwings us togever, today", but then asked everyone to call out things that they wished for us. We heard everything from babies, to long life, health, wealth, happiness, and a few others. It was really nice to have that kind of communal wishing with his toast. 14 agree Reply Princess Bride is the best!!! We are lucky enough that our preacher has a great sense of humor. We asked and he agreed to start the ceremony with the Mawwiage speech only saying it straight. My fiancée and I are so excited to see how many people get the joke. 5 agree Reply Audience participation = Rocky Horror! I'd have to really think about it to be sure it stays PG… 1 agrees Reply such a good idea Reply One of our favorite performers at the Maryland Renaissance Festival does a bit in between songs where he administers the "pirate oath". As he states, "Raise your right hand and repeat after me" the entire crowd responds "After me!" When my two best friends got married, they incorporated this bit into their vows. When their officiant told them to "repeat after me", all of the guests shouted back "After me!" 3 agree Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.