The Buyer's Guide to Doctor Who Wedding Accessories
The Houston Press, and specifically this particular fanboy, is dedicated to bringing readers their best option for geekifying their lives. This week we present the best way to invite the Doctor to your wedding. Be sure to check out our other guides, such as steampunk Nintendo systems and horrifying baby clothes.
Before you have a wedding, you've got to ask the girl or guy if they're interested in doing an awful lot of running with you. Jeweler and CAD tech Gino Arizmendi designed this ring that symbolizes the Doctor's TARDIS. The main gem is a one carat Princess Cut stone in the center, but both sides use other stones to recreate the Police Box sign, windows, and instructions. Arizmendi makes them with diamonds or sapphires, and a men's ring is also available.
Now that you have your TARDIS ring, it would just be silly not to present it in a TARDIS ring box. You've come this far, might as well go all out. YouTube user SJE2011's fiancé made this ring case that plays the distinctive vroop vroop noise that we've all come to know and love.
After the ring, the dress is usually the most important thing to a bride. You'd think that Donna, who was in three different wedding dresses in three different episodes, would've gotten at least one memorable gown, but it's Amy Pond that got the real knockout. Her dress was a Ben de Lisi, which is sadly no longer available for sale. At least one sharp-eyed lady has managed to pick up one on Ebay. Gothic Council member Batty is good with reproductions as well (She made my wife's dress inspired by Emmy Rossum's in Phantom of the Opera).
Let's talk cake. There are plenty of Doctor Who-themed cakes out there, but the one that really captures both a Time Lord's hearts is this one by Leigh Henderson. On the surface, it's just your basic TARDIS cake, except that hers actually is bigger on the inside than the out. At least it looks that way. Careful and brilliant electronics and crafting allow you to look in through the windows to actually see the entire control deck, and it lights up just in case you weren't already feeling in adequate about your cake skills. Instructions are available here.
If you're going for a more traditional cake, there's still no reason you can't add a little Doctor to it. Over on DeviantArt, Stormsong0702 can hook you up with a Dalek bride and groom to exterminate anyone that might take advantage of that whole "Speak now or forever hold your peace" thing. The set was inspired by a friend's daughter, who constructed two Daleks out of salt and pepper shakers during an evening out.
When its time to toast your love you'll want to spend your money on a set of TARDIS blue goblets hand-engraved by the fine people at Glass Goddess. At only $48.50, with a seven day turnaround time. It would be almost criminal not to buy a pair.
Am I the only guy that really doesn't get the whole garter thing? You fumble under your wife's dress with both of your families watching only to remove an undergarment. Whole thing seems silly to me, but here's a great chance to fulfill the equally silly "something blue" superstition. The maker wore one herself to complement her husband's K-9 cuff links.
Here's an amazing DIY bouquet that any geek would cripple their own sister to catch. Combining book page roses from the folks at Bookworm Eats Flower with the easily available version of the sonic screwdriver that River Song used in Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead. All you need is a little tasteful lacing, and you're good to go.