Don't Panic! Make sure you have your Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy programs! #Invitations#geeky#programs December 7 2009 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin Offbeat Bride reader Alex has finally revealed to us the amazing Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy programs that her husband created. Thus renewing my faith in wedding programs in general. And with that, Alex's husband may have the satisfaction with the knowledge of a job well done. Alex's clever husband says that all he did was choose a template on Word, delete everything, choose colours that matched their wedding colours, and let his imagination run wild! All Alex did was proofread, design the wordsearch and then spend five harrowing hours printing them all out! 🙂 Plus they double as a great way to explain your offbeat wedding… Related Post These bilingual wedding programs are awesome in both English AND Catalan We're having programs basically because some of our friends do not speak Catalan, so we want them to have something to do during the ceremony.... Read more Some factual information for you… The Alex-designed word search, just in case you get bored… So long and thanks for all the fish inspiration! I apologize for those of you who have not read/watched/heard of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy because this post contained several quotes/allusions/excuses to write silly things contained in said book. You know me, I can't resist the urge to geek out. And also, you should probably buy the book. 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 Mollie & Scott's "Piradical" High Seas Wedding Adventure NEXT Emma & Carl's London, Retro Glam Wedding Show/Hide comments [ 41 ] This is an amazing idea. I love The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, I actually thought about having my officiant hold my copy instead of a bible because its leatherbound and epic looking. =] 20 agree Reply You totally have my permission to do this. 🙂 2 agree Reply That is awesome. 4 agree Reply ok, I am TOTALLY stealing that idea. genius!!! what else could we possibly swear our wedding vows over! angie, you just became a wedding-idea-goddess 🙂 4 agree Reply This has got to be the best idea ever!! I may steal your *wonderful* idea, both my Fiance and I love everything that Douglas Adams has ever written. Kudos to you and remember that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery 🙂 3 agree Reply Of course, feel free! 🙂 Reply I'm afraid I will also have to snag this idea! My fiance and I are planning on having a reading from Hitchhiker's as part of our ceremony…this is just too perfect a fit! 😀 Reply Which selection? I'm so curious!! Reply Did they give towels as favors? 9 agree Reply Haha, no. We actually met in a video shop, so we used stacks of videos as centrepieces, which people could take away as favours, too. 4 agree Reply So delightful! Well thought out and designed. Don't forget your towels! 1 agrees Reply Thank you! Reply Yay, thank you so much for featuring these! Reply Alex – may I also ask permission to use your awesome programs as inspirations for our invites? We are not having programs, per se, but we are rewarding the "yes" RSVP's with some sort of wedding day survival guide. Since our wedding is binary for 42 (101010) we have been toying with a Hitchhiker's Guide theme for the survival guide. Thanks for showing us one great way to do it!!! 6 agree Reply "binary for 42…" ROFL! you rock my world! Reply I already knew this. My best friend-and bridesman-is getting married that day, and said that one of the table numbers HAS to be 42 because 101010 is binary for 42. He's also doing all table numbers having to do with math…such as 3.14, 1123581321… 3 agree Reply Of course! You just have to, with your date! Reply I love this SO. HARD. Reply Love love love this idea. When they send out their thank you cards after the wedding, they should thank everyone "for all the fish," haha. 4 agree Reply Haha, too late! But a great idea, nonetheless. 🙂 Reply Haha, too late! But a great idea, nonetheless. 🙂 Reply lol… this is so great! love love love love!!!!! & so does the new hubby! Reply So cute! We did something sort of similar with the games and factoids and other fun stuff in our programs. I don't think anyone got around to looking at them though, so I was kind of bummed. Reply I love it! Makes me think I might actually have to design some programs myself. Maybe make them look like the programs you get at our local ren faire as a nod to the medieval clothes we and the bridal party will be wearing. Reply This is amazing! Reply That is seriously awesome!! Wish I had done it, I got a bit of HHGTTG in my wedding though. My right has "thanks for all the fish" engraved in bad latin. 1 agrees Reply Ring. I meant Ring…. 1 agrees Reply Oh, My, GOD!!! You guys have the best Ideas! I'm totally going to have to toss this by the future hubby, but a nice copy of the Origin of Species (he's an evolutionary biologist) and greek lettered tables (I'm in Mathematics)!!!! And I'm going to have to go the multi-day program route for yes RSVPs: We're getting married in Glacier National Park. I'm so excited right now. Reply Holy Douglas Adams!! These are amazing! That is all. 1 agrees Reply I love love love this Reply I love this idea so much. Do you mind if we borrow the idea of it? Reply This is a brilliant idea..thank you soo much..I wasn't sure if we 'needed' programs, but they do give people the heads up of whats gonna happen…and with an idea like this…who wouldn't want wedding programs…(totally stealing this idea…thanks!!!) Reply i think i might have to steal this idea too. i absolutely love the hitch hikers guide!!!!! Reply When my fiance and I got engaged, we put "DON'T PANIC" on our wedding planning binder, and we plan to give out towels as favors. SO cute! I may steal your program idea! Reply I laughed heartily and burst into tears after reading this entire program. My guy LOVES this movie. He forces me to watch it at least once every three months, and quotes it often. I am more a Monty Python girl myself, and was trying to incorporate both somehow into our day. KUDOS to you for coming up with this idea, and please, please, pretty please may I hack it? xo 2 agree Reply Our theme is very set so I don't think that I will be using this whole idea, however, I did customize my own "What kind of wedding is this?" and "So what happens now?" Because we are having a Humanist Civil Service that we wrote, with audience participation too! Thanks for the template!!! 1 agrees Reply OH! Oh I love it! It's wonderful that these great books could be the inspiration for even for creativity and awesomeness. Reply This is so awesome and am completely stealing your creativity with some changes of course lol. Ours will be the guest guide to our surprise wedding. They will need instructions and are likely to panic! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply Theres no way I wasn't going to include some Douglas Adams references (yes Trillian is my real name, thank you Dad), this is an amazing way to do it. Great idea 3 agree Reply Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. Weddings make me panic, even though I am very excited to marry the wonderful dude I've spent the past 7 years with. I think leaning into the panic through nerdy pop-culture references is clearly the way forward. Shortly after our engagement, my FSIL made us a card with a picture of Prince Humperdinck, scowling, with a speech bubble attached that says "Man and wife! Say man and wife!" Clearly, we need to make this part of the ceremony. 3 agree Reply Oh. Em. Gee. If I wanted programs at my wedding (which I don't), I would TOTALLY steal these! 1 agrees Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. 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