Star Wars Wedding? I Have A Bad Feeling About This….
So, you would think that I would be a natural for this story. An original Star Wars nerd (saw the original in theaters) with a son named Luke (hey, he was born on May the 4th) and an ever-growing droid collection (drives my wife nuts), you’d think I would be on the side of the dude who wants the Star Wars-themed wedding reception.
Nope. Nada. NEVER!
Romance/Weddings In Star Wars
First, Star Wars is MY thing. Sure, my kid was almost named Luccio (and Luke was a compromise because of the date), and I do not have any desire to share my fandom beyond the bounds of this space and my house or whatever place my writing takes me.
Talking Star Wars is often like talking about religion or politics. Too many voices, too many choices, too many disparate opinions, too many – I’ll say it: Nerf herders!
And, let’s be frank, weddings and romance in Star Wars don’t exactly have an excellent standing. Anakin and Padme. Han and Leia. Rey and Ben. All end in tragedy. Who wants that kind of imagery associated with a real-world happy day. A “real” life day, if you will.
An aside: Our wedding favors were baseballs signed by the bride and groom, complete with a baseball card featuring my wife and I. I am very proud of that out of the park thinking, btw.
In any case, some folks gonna take it too far (far away).
A groom-to-be took to Reddit to complain that his fiancé doesn’t want him to have a “Star Wars” themed wedding in any way at all. According to him, she even refused after he suggested splitting the day 50/50 by having a traditional ceremony and then have the reception based around the popular film series.
Oh, how magnanimous of him. But read on:
The groom-to-be writes, “While I have more typically ‘nerdy’ interests, my fiancée isn’t really interested in most movies or games. She’s very much a typical ‘girly girl’ and the type of person who has been planning her wedding since she was very young. She has some very specific ideas about what our wedding should look like (much more formal and glamorous than I’d imagined) and her vision definitely doesn’t include lightsabers.”
There’s a shocker. She doesn’t like Star Wars and doesn’t want to dress up like Padme (who is married to Darth Vader, if you remember).
I mean, the whole “story” — which was run on nearly every news site out there — smacks of a slow news weekend.
I’ll let you read the whole piece, but I thought that the first comment was prescient.
“Actually, he ‘can’ have a Star Wars wedding, just not with her,” wrote Redundertaker. “Both learned a valuable lesson that usually takes couples therapy or a divorce to admit – neither are willing to compromise. Move on and be happy.”
Sounds like Jedi-level advice, to me. Then again, if she and he agreed, think of the wedding pictures! I could bring my droids!