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Clever names and wedding ceremonies

HypatiaHypatia Registered User regular
edited October 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
So I have 2 essentially unrelated things to ask you clever clever people about:

#1: My fiance's dad is thinking of starting a microelectronics or chip design company and wants a cool name. As I am not good at this, the only think I could think of was "Chips ahoy!" which is copyrighted and really isn't all that witty, do you masters of language have any suggestions?

#2: I now have a fiance (it seems a little like gaining a level or an upgraded relationship) and we were pondering levels of geekdom in weddings and that: neither of us is religious, we have no favorite mutual love-ish songs (ex: NIN's The Good Soldier ain't exactly in the wedding theme), neither of us likes poetry that much, and as a result we have no idea of what to do when combing the web for wedding information tells us that we should probably have some kind of readings or songs or some such. I guess people might be unsatisfied if we show up and have a 5 minute ceremony. So... any ideas on this?

Thanks! :D

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  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    It's your goddamn wedding. The only people who need to be satisfied when it's over are you and your husband.

    And honestly, no one is going to complain about a short ceremony. Seriously.

  • ShawnaseeShawnasee Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    What do YOU want?

    If you and your SO want a 5 minute ceremony, by God, have a 5 minute ceremony.

    Don't cater to anyone but you and your fiance.

    edit: damnit Than...your one line sums up my three.

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  • EggyToastEggyToast Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    My wife and I are atheists, don't have any family traditions, and don't read poetry or really have any strong feelings about readings or sayings.

    So for our wedding, we met with our officiant and told her so, and she had a big book of various readings and such that she let us look through. We picked out 3 that we thought expressed how we felt about the whole ordeal, and she talked with us for a bit to get a feeling for what she would say during the ceremony. She's the expert, we figured, so we'd let her do her thing. And it was great.

    We didn't do any sand or candles or broom jumping or any of that. What we did as a sort of "ceremony" was we printed out our vows on nice paper, and we signed them after we gave our vows. And we did the ring thing. The ring thing is ceremony enough, honestly -- the rest is kind of filler anyway.

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  • NostregarNostregar Registered User
    edited October 2009
    My girlfriend and I are planning on having readings from the Hitchiker's Guide when we get married.

    Partially due to the fact that there are actually some incredibly insightful passages, partly because it would be fun, and partly because I have the giant leatherbound edition with gold edging and print that that looks like a bible.

    Do you guys have any books like that that you both like and which would have nice passages?

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  • jeddy leejeddy lee Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Have a mustache ceremony. Everyone must wear a fake mustache, grandparents, children, even the bride.

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  • KistraKistra Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    My husband and I had a 5 minute ceremony.

    We had a procession down the aisle led by my husband. My husband and I said our vows to each other, we exchanged rings and walked back down the aisle. I loved it and nobody said anything about it being odd to us. We did ask around if anybody other than the maid of honor and the groomsman wanted to say something at the toasting time, but that was it.

    I think it would be a little bit odd if you had the ceremony somewhere separate from the reception and you had a really short ceremony.

    And one thing to note, if you aren't religious you don't need an officiant. Just get a self-uniting license and that way you and your husband are marrying each other rather than some person you don't know marrying you guys.

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    jack eddy wrote: »
    Have a mustache ceremony. Everyone must wear a fake mustache, grandparents, children, even the bride.

    A beard party is also acceptable.

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  • tsmvengytsmvengy Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Hypatia wrote: »
    So I have 2 essentially unrelated things to ask you clever clever people about:

    #1: My fiance's dad is thinking of starting a microelectronics or chip design company and wants a cool name. As I am not good at this, the only think I could think of was "Chips ahoy!" which is copyrighted and really isn't all that witty, do you masters of language have any suggestions?

    #2: I now have a fiance (it seems a little like gaining a level or an upgraded relationship) and we were pondering levels of geekdom in weddings and that: neither of us is religious, we have no favorite mutual love-ish songs (ex: NIN's The Good Soldier ain't exactly in the wedding theme), neither of us likes poetry that much, and as a result we have no idea of what to do when combing the web for wedding information tells us that we should probably have some kind of readings or songs or some such. I guess people might be unsatisfied if we show up and have a 5 minute ceremony. So... any ideas on this?

    Thanks! :D

    I recently went to a wedding/reception that had a ceremony that lasted about 10 minutes. It was outside, they had a big tent for the reception. When the time came, we all went outside, everybody came out and lined up, the bride walked down, the official said some words about the couple (he was a family friend), the bride and groom said their vows, and it was over. Everybody went inside for the reception.

    There's nothing wrong with making it short if that's what you want. Where are you having it?

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  • EggyToastEggyToast Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Kistra wrote: »
    And one thing to note, if you aren't religious you don't need an officiant. Just get a self-uniting license and that way you and your husband are marrying each other rather than some person you don't know marrying you guys.

    Depends on the state. In Maryland, you need to be married by a 3rd party. Incidentally, only 1 person needs to go to the courthouse to get the certificate, and then the officiant signs it and returns it to the state after the ceremony. My wife actually never saw it or signed anything.

    In other states you have to go to the courthouse anyway, and/or both people have to sign stuff, etc., but yeah, check with the state before you make plans.

    In our case we decided to go with an officiant (who did plenty of non-religious ceremonies) because we wanted someone who we'd trust to do a good job, instead of a friend who we paid a couple hundred bucks to get the certification and had never married anyone before.

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  • FiggyFiggy Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Hypatia wrote: »
    #1: My fiance's dad is thinking of starting a microelectronics or chip design company and wants a cool name. As I am not good at this, the only think I could think of was "Chips ahoy!" which is copyrighted and really isn't all that witty, do you masters of language have any suggestions?

    What, no one wants to field this one?
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  • TheScrupleTheScruple Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Alright, I'll bite.

    Some silly names for the microelectronics company:

    Viva La Resistance
    Induction Junction
    Chipotle
    Chip off the Old Block
    Ohm Sweet Ohm
    Flux You
    The Short Bus

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  • BackstopBackstop Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Hello Mr Chips

    The Chipacabra

    Chip Otlay Designs

    Seven Mary Four Inc. ( or maybe Francis Poncharello and Sons)

    Un Chip Andalou

  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    My Chips Don't Suck, Freaking Buy Them

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  • PolloDiabloPolloDiablo Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Backstop wrote: »
    The Chipacabra


    Clearly this is the right one.

    Be excellent to each other you stupid cunts.
  • HypatiaHypatia Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Just a comment on the wedding thing, we're definitely doing what we want for the reception (gaming instead of dancing, rock band, etc) so I thought it might be nice to have something more formal-ish for the ceremony. The ceremony is going to be a different place from the reception -- really what I'd like advice or suggestions on is stuff that might fit the bill for the ceremony readings or songs that aren't tediously long, boring, or religious, and that have a geeky feel. I'll definitely look into the HitchHiker's thing, thank you for the suggestions (and the clever chip-related names) so far! :D

  • DeebaserDeebaser Alpha Teemo Fake Board GamerRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Backstop wrote: »
    The Chipacabra



    Clearly this is the right one.


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  • Dunadan019Dunadan019 Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Potato Microelectronic Design Corporation

  • OrestesOrestes Registered User
    edited October 2009
    NEVER name a company that isn't brewing beer with the word brewing in it.

    I work for such a company. I can't say my companies name without getting "OH YOU BREW BEER?!"
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  • PkmoutlPkmoutl Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Man, are you lucky I popped into D&D today.

    See, not only am I an international sex god, but I am also an ordained minister and licensed wedding officiant. I just did a wedding a few weeks back where the Bride is a Wiccan and the Groom is...well, he's a Philosophy major, so his views on religion are somewhat different. Also, neither of them really wanted any poetry, and they really weren't into too much of that lovey-dovey crap.

    So here is my advice. Find someone in your area who specializes in non-traditional weddings. You can Google it, and you'll get some really good sites. Once you have an officiant, explain to them exactly what kind of feeling you want, and they generally have a stockpile of things to throw into the ceremony.

    As far as having others do readings...that's really your choice. I had them at my own wedding, but the last one I did there weren't any. The one I'm going to on Sunday has one reading, but that was because the Bride's mother insisted on doing one.

    As for a few things to look into, some people like to hear something at least semi-spiritual in nature, so you might want to look into throwing some Khalil Jibran (The Prophet) in there or even some literary quotes. The officiant may ask you if you have an overall Theme, so it may be in your best interest to think about an overall Theme--love, togetherness, hot anal sex...whatever. Just kind of an overall message that you want in the ceremony.

    Thirdly, don't let anyone force you into doing a Unity Candle. Personally, I think they're schmaltzy.

    I hope this helps. If you need some further advice, you can PM me. I'm not on all the time, but I can at least give you a few pointers or a little advice if you need it. But like I said, if you find a non-traditional officiant, they should have their ducks in a row as far as putting together a ceremony.

    EDIT: A good place to start is here.

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  • Teslan26Teslan26 Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Thanatos wrote: »
    It's your goddamn wedding. The only people who need to be satisfied when it's over are you and your husband.

    And honestly, no one is going to complain about a short ceremony. Seriously.

    If the thing is a hassle, elope and have a fucking fabulous time somewhere sunny for the money.

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  • celandinecelandine Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    My folks just went to City Hall and then took all their friends out to a nice restaurant. My mom couldn't have cared less about getting the bouquets just right and all the other stuff brides supposedly go crazy about.
    You don't have to have a WEDDING! wedding. I don't think I could stand to have one, myself.

    But you can dig up some quotes as far as readings go. Comb through some of the things Feynman says about his wife, maybe? Appropriately geeky, and quite moving.

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  • SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2009
    [company location or copy owner's surname] microelectronics

    Seriously, nobody wants their microelectronics to come from some place with a stupid name.

  • ihmmyihmmy Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    for wedding stuff... two books I found actually useful were Bridal Bargain and the Offbeat Bride (though the latter was mostly affirming that you don't have to be traditional).

    For ceremonies... do whatever feels right for you guys. My guy wants a church wedding, I don't really care, thus we have church wedding. I think it's important that the vows feel personal so we're taking the traditional ones and adding a little bit that suits me and him, not just generic for everyone ones. We're having both our cakes have dragon designs on them and our invites will have dragons too, and our colours are red gold and black (yes black).... do whatever feels right for you guys.

  • Dunadan019Dunadan019 Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    [company location or copy owner's surname] microelectronics

    Seriously, nobody wants their microelectronics to come from some place with a stupid name.

    there is nothing stupid about potato

    also, it might get a chuckle out of those who get it.

    sorta like: sun microsystems.

  • tsmvengytsmvengy Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Dunadan019 wrote: »
    [company location or copy owner's surname] microelectronics

    Seriously, nobody wants their microelectronics to come from some place with a stupid name.

    there is nothing stupid about potato

    also, it might get a chuckle out of those who get it.

    sorta like: sun microsystems.

    That's a joke? Isn't "Sun" just an acronym for where they worked initially (Stanford)?

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  • SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2009
    tsmvengy wrote: »
    Dunadan019 wrote: »
    [company location or copy owner's surname] microelectronics

    Seriously, nobody wants their microelectronics to come from some place with a stupid name.

    there is nothing stupid about potato

    also, it might get a chuckle out of those who get it.

    sorta like: sun microsystems.

    That's a joke? Isn't "Sun" just an acronym for where they worked initially (Stanford)?

    From Stanford University Network, which the original SUN workstations were designed for.

    If there is a joke, it's way over my head although their logo has plenty of visual wit.

  • PasserbyePasserbye The Woman Who Is Not Short at The Moonlite All-Nite Diner; a glass box full of bad food and good people.Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    My wedding was 30 minutes total, from having everyone get seated to clearing out the park afterwards to hit up the reception. The actual ceremony (non-religious, my hubby and I came up with the whole thing ourselves) was only about 10 minutes. We did what we wanted, when people gave un-asked-for suggestions, we politely told them no thank you. When they pushed, we said fuck off, it's our wedding not yours. The whole thing ended up just fine.

    Congratulations and best of luck to both of you. :)

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