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7 quirky wedding ideas (like a Winston Churchill theme) I didn't get to use, but YOU can

The week before my wedding, I had a bit of a freak out (familiar to anyone else?). I realized that my wedding seemed really… serious. And I was not comfortable being serious about an important life moment while a bunch of people were staring at me.

In order to feel more comfortable during my own wedding, I came up with a variety of coping mechanisms. Due to poor planning (and some resistance from relatives), I just barely missed executing many of these ideas. Here they are, my gift to you…

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Designate a special cup for the bride (and other things I learned on Insta this week)

How's this for a clever wedding idea to steal: If you designate a special cup (like this R2D2 cup!) for the bride, you can use it to signal to the wedding bartender that if they see someone cutting in line with it… that person is getting wine for the bride! Thanks to @claraganeyphotography and Darci Kim for the great concept.

Now, here are a few other things I learned from Offbeat Bride's Instagram this week…

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20 geeky wedding rings that will enchant your Player 2

Fellow nerdy von dweebies! You and I need to talk about these geeky engagement rings. If you're planning on proposing with a golden snitch ring or tying the knot with these "I love you" and "I know" rings… there's a nerdy wedding ring waiting for you and your Player 2. When your partner knows your geektastic whiles, you just can't say no to sealing the deal, right? Let's go shopping for the most out-of-this-world geeky wedding ring to woo that gamer/book lover/cosplayer partner of yours…

This geeky wedding decor starring Darth Vader wins the internet today

Ginny and Dave are members of the Ontario Ghostbusters, a charity costume organization that participates in a variety of events in order to interact with fans and support charities. So the Ghostbusters theme was definitely prominent. The rest of the decor did not disappoint. We're talking awesomely geeky centerpieces featuring the faves from TV and movies, full-size proton packs, and Pixar, Harry Potter, and Star Wars galore. Darth Vader and some stormtroopers made an appearance at the ceremony, too. Keep an eye out for a rogue Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man who tried to ruin everything.