How to Plan a "Star Wars" Themed Wedding

If you’re a die-hard “Star Wars” fan, you can incorporate your love for the franchise into a “Star Wars”-themed wedding.

By Jennifer Prince

Star Wars Themed Wedding
Photo by Ricky Stern Photography

The First Look ✨

There’s no doubt that the “Star Wars” franchise has drawn folks to the dark side for decades. The proof is in the spin-offs, collectible ephemera, and dedicated days, such as May the 4th. If you adore Han Solo or can’t get enough of adorable baby Yoda, it’s possible that a “Star Wars”-inspired wedding is for you. Here’s how to plan a “Star Wars”-themed wedding that would even make Darth Vadar proud.

How to Incorporate “Star Wars” into a Wedding

For some, it’s up for debate whether a “Star Wars” theme fits into the category of geek or chic for your wedding day. And—trust us—both are good. However, these categories also qualify for two very different types of events. So, first, determine whether you’re going to geek out or chic out. Then, decide how to incorporate “Star Wars” into a wedding that’s right for you.

Planning a Geek “Star Wars”-Inspired Wedding

To have a geeky wedding, channel those energetic vibes into a wedding day that holds nothing back when it comes to “Star Wars” centerpieces, favors, and invitations. Both you and your guests can dress up as movie characters. Display your vast collection of memorabilia, and have everything align with your favorite movie series. A geeky wedding will pull out all the stops and include your overt love for all things “Star Wars” related.

Planning Using Chic “Star Wars” Wedding Theme Ideas

It’s your wedding, so although you adore fandom, you don’t want it to be the highlight of your day. After all, it’s understandable that you want to keep you and your partner as the central focus. One fabulous way to keep your wedding chic, without going overboard, is to incorporate subtle nods to the franchise.

How to Plan a “Star Wars”-Themed Wedding

Choose “Star Wars” Wedding Invitations

Set the tone for your themed wedding from the start. Whether your first communication is your save-the-date or wedding invitation, incorporate the movie into your stationery. Use phrases such as “Invited, You Are” and “We Are Joining Forces” on your wedding website and invitations. “Star Wars” fonts are available to allude further that you’re hosting a themed event.

Wear “Star Wars”-Themed Wedding Attire and Hairstyles

Geeks may choose to duplicate outfits, and those who want to keep it chic can use the movie as inspiration. Rey, Leia, and Padme all had lovely white clothing to replicate. However, you can also search for Princess Leia wedding dresses reminiscent of her style.

When it comes to hair, chat with your stylist about updated options. Turn Leia’s trademark side twists into messy braided chignons, or use Rey’s row of buns as a base for your style. Grooms can gain inspiration from Han Solo and wear an open vest under their suit jacket. Another option would be to wear StormTrooper cufflinks with your tux. So chic!

How to Plan a Star Wars Themed Wedding Photo Credit // Ricky Stern Photography

Exchange “Star Wars” Wedding Rings

Show your love—for your spouse and the Force—every day by wearing “Star Wars” wedding rings. Designs are available that give nods to StormTrooper uniforms and the Millenium Falcon. One feature of most of these pieces is that they don’t overtly scream “Star Wars.” Only loyal fans would notice the association.

Say “Star Wars” Wedding Vows to Each Other

Alter your traditional vows to incorporate your theme. With a plethora of movies and shows to choose from, there are many sayings that you can include. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • I pledge to never turn to the dark side.
  • I will join forces with you now and forever.
  • Just like the Force, I will be with you always.
  • Yoda one for me. Marry you, I will.
  • I’m just a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe with you.
  • I begin a new chapter on my epic journey with you.

Order a “Star Wars” Wedding Cake

Having a “Star Wars”-themed wedding cake is a fabulous way to play with a theme. Whether you choose Jedi wedding cake toppers or mimic the pattern of BB-8, have your cake artist get creative. If you don’t want a “Star Wars” motif wedding cake, your groom’s cake can always incorporate the theme.

Incorporate Thoughtful “Star Wars” Wedding Decorations

The options for “Star Wars” wedding decor are seemingly endless. Include miniature Millenium Falcons into your wedding bouquets and centerpieces. Accent your linens with subtle “Star Wars” wedding table decorations, such as small Death Stars. Place candles into holders reminiscent of lightsabers. Be creative with your decor while keeping it chic—or geek.

Send Your Guests Off With Unique “Star Wars” Wedding Favors

After your attendees have danced the night away at your “Star Wars” wedding reception, send them off with a memento. Fabulous ideas include C-3PO cookies, lightsaber bookmarks, and favors with Jedi-themed sayings. Your guests will appreciate useful—but creative—thank you gifts.

Whether you’re leaning towards being geek or chic, having a “Star Wars”-themed wedding is magical. Using the franchise to celebrate the fact that you and your SO will join forces is both ingenious and memorable. Wow your guests as you say “I do” and have an event that’s out of this galaxy—even if it’s not far, far away.