Many have argued that the Force is a metaphor for love, and many have been dreaming of bringing that idea to life via a Star Wars wedding. If you’re going to do this you’re going to want to do it right, and that’s why we’re here.
Read through and find all of the Star Wars wedding advice you need to transport a galaxy far, far away to your venue.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best Star Wars quote for weddings?
One of the best Star Wars quotes for weddings is “I love you” – “I know,” which is a romantic exchange between Han Solo and Princess Leia in The Empire Strikes Back. It’s a simple yet powerful expression of love and affection that is sure to resonate with Star Wars fans and non-fans alike. Another popular quote is “May the Force be with you,” which can be a meaningful way to wish the couple well and send them off into their new life together.
Star Wars Wedding Ceremony Ideas
The most important decision you’ll have to make in order for your themed wedding to come to life is the venue. There’s a drastic difference between the Mos Eisley Cantina, the interior of the Death Star, and the treetop huts of Endor. A barn wedding, for example, can be easily transformed into the land of Ewoks and Wookies while the Imperial’s March is much more at home in a big, open-spaced formal banquet hall. The second most important decisions – which goes hand in hand with the venue – are the characters you’ll be evoking.
Star Wars Wedding Vows
To keep things organized, consider dividing your guest list into the dark and light sides of the force. This theme can extend throughout the entire ceremony and reception. Sith can sit on the groom’s side while Jedi can be seated in the bride’s section.
You can choose individual characters or have each groomsman dressed as an imperial guard and the bridesmaids as Princess Amidala’s entourage. Keep the theme going with Deathstar and Millenium Falcon-inspired seating arrangements and custom star wars wedding vows.
“My Queen, may the Force be with us as we travel through the galaxy of life. I pledge to never turn to the Dark Side but stand forever in the illumination of our love. I vow to fight the Evil Emperor and I invite you to take your place at my side as we rule the galaxy. Take my hand and stand with me for light and justice throughout our lives.”
“My Jedi, my love, I take your hand and accept your pledge. May the force be strong with us all the days of our lives. It is good in you, I sense it. Remain a Jedi and I will stand by you. I pledge to you my love and my companionship as long as I live.”
Star Wars-inspired Wedding Attire
Plenty of designers have integrated movie inspiration into a star wars wedding dress for the discerning bride. Depending on your taste, style your look after:
Princess Leia – Choose either on or off-the-shoulder looks. A thicker metallic belt (and optional matching choker) is an identifying feature so make sure that this is included. For over-the-shoulder options, the cape portion should be flowing but not hitting the ground. For an authentic off-the-shoulder princess Leia wedding dress, the sleeves are the key. Make sure that they bell out towards the cuffs and that the skirt matches appropriately.
Princess Amidala – Most of Princess Amidala’s memorable outfits involve a remarkable headpiece, and her wedding scene is no exception. Perfectly intricate embroidery defines the headpiece and continues throughout the gown and pairs perfectly with boho and barn venues.
Always consider your theme when choosing your star wars inspired wedding dress. The entire event should be an immersive experience.
Speaking of the photo shoot, it may seem cliche but you would totally regret missing the chance to take a few wedding pictures of Darth Vader performing the force choke or other scenic-themed wedding photos.
Star Wars Rings
If you and your partner are both Star Wars fans and want to add some personality to your wedding, then Star Wars rings are a great choice. These rings are a unique and distinctive way to show your love for the franchise on your special day. They often feature recognizable symbols and characters from the movies, such as the Millennium Falcon, Darth Vader, or the Jedi Order emblem.
These rings can be made from various materials, including precious metals like gold or silver, and alternative materials like tungsten or titanium. It is a fantastic option for those who want to add a bit of geeky flair to their wedding while still maintaining an elegant and timeless look.
Star Wars Wedding Decorations
Star Wars cosplay by all the guests sure sets the tone, but for true star wars themed wedding you’ll want the venues to follow suit. Pull this off through inspired decorations.
- Our first idea is to hang lightsaber balloons from the ceiling of your reception space. A proper wedding always needs lighting for the mood-setting ambiance so why not make it Star Wars themed? Or DIY by dropping a glow-in-the-dark stick into a long balloon, blowing it up, and wrapping the end with black tape to make a handle.
- Our second idea moves from the reception to the ceremony. Replace the celebrity red carpet with a length of carpet with custom Star Wars opening crawl (the scrolling text at the start of the movie) which explains the couple’s relationship journey. “In a galaxy far, far away, Jim and Pam met at a cantina…”
Star Wars Invitations
Carry these ideas from start to finish from star wars wedding card invitations to the thank you notes for your gifts.
Star Wars Wedding Table Decorations
With the overwhelming popularity of the franchise, there’s definitely no shortage of merchandise that you can buy for your star wars wedding decorations. Combine a glass bowl and Lego characters to create adorable centerpieces that also identify the table. You can create the same success with bobbleheads. Be careful though, everyone is going to fight over getting seated at the Boba Fett table.
If you haven’t already used balloon lightsabers strung from the ceiling – you don’t want to overdo it – set up a few lightsaber candles at each table for ambiance. Use Death Star plates or Star Wars printed tablecloths. Whatever your decision make sure it matches your venue theme.
Star Wars Wedding Cake
You’re probably going to get into a fight over which star wars wedding cake design to go with, there are just way too many good ideas!
Feel free to choose a classic white icing, but consider shaping it as:
- Han froze in carbonite
- The Death Star
- The Millenium Falcon
- A character’s (Yoda, Darth Vador) face
If you have your heart on a traditional 3-tier cake don’t worry you’re still in luck. There are plenty of great ideas you choose from:
- Light side / dark side lightsabers.
- Unique cake toppers such as Han and Leia or Mr. and Mrs. Yoda
- Edible printed images of your favorite scenes.
Star Wars Wedding Music
Star Wars wedding music is easy. There are a few scores in these movies that only require a few notes to recognize.
Of course, there are not really enough iconic songs to go around to fill an entire evening so you’ll have to select a few hallmark moments like the bride and groom’s walk down the aisle and first dance, or as lounge music for your guests to tap their toes too as the reception hall fills up. Feel free to play music of your choice for the rest of the reception. If you hire a band, however, see if they’re up to dressing like the cantina band throughout their performance.
Star Wars Wedding Gift Ideas
Again, with the movie series being so popular across multiple decades, there are plenty of gifts ideal for a star wars wedding.
Even if you’ve never heard of Star Wars you’d be hard-pressed to deny that these rings are gorgeous in their own right. Between nailing it on both design and theme fronts, this pair of rings are the clear winners amongst all of the Star Wars wedding ring options out there.
The moment is short, but a fan favorite occurs when Leia admits “I love you” for the first time to Han Solo. His cool-guy reply of “I know” remains a memorable moment almost 30 years later. Etch this moment onto a his-and-hers pair of tumblers to give away to your guests or to make a splash at your star wars bridal shower.
Even though this is themed wedding, the bride and groom will need some practical items for their life as man and wife. As far as star wars wedding gifts go, a Death Star plant pot bridges the gap between useful and theme perfectly. Use this idea of balance – much like the Force – for all of your star wars themed wedding gift choices.
It’s going to be a tough time deciding between all of the great star wars wedding ideas for your wedding. Still, if you segment your choices into different categories like we have today you’ll find the wedding planning process a little easier. Choose an overall theme, plan your outfits, and allow the decorations, entertainment, and gifts to fall into place.