Don’t Panic! Make sure you have your Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy programs!

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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…


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.

Comments on Don’t Panic! Make sure you have your Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy programs!

  1. 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. 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!!!

  3. OH! Oh I love it! It’s wonderful that these great books could be the inspiration for even for creativity and awesomeness.

  4. 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 🙂

  5. 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

  6. 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.

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