"Sweet geek" wedding invitations ftw!!!1! #Invitations#custom invitations#diy invitations#geeky#invitations September 7 2010 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin 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.) Now check out the back of the invite… 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. 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 Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS Nicole & Glenn’s weekend wedding-type thingy with a wombat NEXT Incredible edible wedding favors from Little Things Show/Hide comments [ 35 ] 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. 😀 Reply YES! "burnination" made me loose my shit. Awesomeness abounds. Reply Oh. Em. GEE. 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. Reply WHUT! This is, BY FAR, my favorite wedding invitation :] Reply I love it!! It's geeky, and it's cute! 🙂 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. 🙂 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… Reply 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! 🙂 Reply 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? Reply Actually, they didn't ask for money. 'Munny' was yet another geek reference. They are very creepy looking little vinyl dolls. Reply Munny was the currency they used in Kingdom Hearts Reply 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! Reply 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! Reply hahaha fantastic! so much win! I love it! Reply I can't say how much I love this invite – this couple ROCKS! Reply This is awesome! I didn't get all the references but got enough to give me a big smile! Love the originality. Reply 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. 😀 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) Reply 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 🙂 Reply 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! 😀 Reply I'm so tempted to try to crash this wedding (I live in Evansville). Other Heather, want to be geeky bffs? Reply 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! Reply 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'. Reply 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! Reply 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! 😉 Reply 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. Reply I think they are SUPER cute!! Great idea and such a cute couple, I read your info on your link. Reply Ooohhh man, I gigglesnorted. Heather is my new favorite person. Reply 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! Reply AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH – win. I got the 101010 too… but my fiancee is a math nerd. Reply the is the best idea for invitations ever!!!. I love the colors! My bridesmaid are wearing different colors. Reply Got a question? We are doing ours are selves too and we are wondering whats the best program to make them on?? Reply SO rad! Love the bright colors & geekery. Reply Annnnddd this made me go "OMGF!!!!!111one1" Reply Brilliant and hilarious, what a fun invite! Reply I love, love, love this… I wish she'd make mine. 🙂 Reply 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 Reply 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!! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. 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