Use the Force: 8 Creative Star Wars Wedding Ideas We Love

May the 4th be with you!

Updated 05/04/18

Cacá Santoro

So you've always dreamed of a wedding "in a galaxy far, far away." Trust us, you're not the only one. If you and/or your husband-to-be just can't stand the thought of a wedding day without even a mention of Jedis, you're in luck. There's no better time to be a Star Wars fan than right now. In honor of Star Wars Day—May the 4th be with all of us!—we're grabbing our lightsabers and getting serious Star Wars wedding inspo. If you've watched the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi about a million times and want your wedding to be "a day long remembered," we've got you covered with easy ways to incorporate your love of Star Wars into your big day.

Spoiler alert: It all starts with the engagement photos.

Take an Engagement Photo, You Must

We love when a couple gets insanely silly for their engagement photos. It's the perfect opportunity to let your hair down (or put your hair in Princess Leia buns) and have some fun. Weddings are fun, remember? Take your queues from these desert photo shoots that perfectly recall Tatooine (ugh, or Jakku if you were born after 1980) and play Jedi masters for your engagement photos. Doesn't get more amazing than this family's The Force Awakens–themed shoot, complete with the cutest BB-8 you've ever seen.

Honor Thy Princess

The first thing that comes to mind is the wedding hair. Leia, of course, is the first thought that pops up, and if you're going deeper, Padme's many braids serve up serious big-day hair inspiration. But if you're a die-hard fan, the Princess Leia double buns are the obvious choice. Maybe take them to a low bun for a modern take on the famous look.

A Jedi Craves Not These Things

From a Death Star–shaped wedding cake to Leah and Han cake toppers, there's no shortage of ways to make the sweetest moment in your life also the coolest. Go ahead and spring for cookies shaped like the Millennium Falcon—you deserve them!

May the 4th Be With You

Go ahead and set that date, girl. May 4th. We don't have to tell you why it's important. If your date happens to fall on a Star Wars fan's most holy day, take full advantage of it and incorporate it into your save-the-date, decor (imagine your menus in bright yellow, scrolling through a dark galaxy), and favors. And get creative with your wedding signage and photo-booth props too. We're all younglings here.

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Is there anything sexier than this bit of dialogue?

Leia: "I love you."

Han Solo: "I know."

Without going through the whole being-frozen-in-carbonite part, bring a bit of this epic romance into your day by inscribing the famous words on the inside of your rings. If the series is truly important to you and your significant other, you'll want a reminder that the force is strong with your love on a daily basis.

Or get your groomsmen in on the action with Storm Trooper cuff links or Star Wars Legos tucked into their boutonnieres. They will definitely get a kick out of it and will make for hilariously shareable photos.

Make an Exit You Have To

Forget the sparklers and have your family and friends hold up lightsabers (Just not the red, OK? No dark side of the force here!) as you and your hubby make your exit to an epic honeymoon. (We just don't recommend honeymooning on Endor.)

I Find Your Lack of the Perfect First-Year Anniversary Gift Disturbing

So maybe going full on with the Star Wars paraphernalia on your wedding day is too "fan girl" for you. But don't worry, there's (new) hope. The traditional first-year anniversary present, paper, is the perfect place to have a little Jedi fun. Bring your pets in on it and craft a hilariously perfect calendar that even Emperor Palpatine would keep in his office.

I Have a Bad Feeling About This

Just promise us you won't have a Darth Vader impersonator marry you. Trust us, stranger things have happened.

Either way, the force is already strong with you.

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