A wedding monogram or logo is a simple visual that identifies you as a couple and creates your own signature for all wedding related goods. It’s useful for so many things – fun to have on napkins at the wedding and stickers come in very handy for all sorts of things like thank you notes. The possibilities abound.
Here’s one I designed. I did it in conjunction with an invitation that will be featured in my next blog post.
Don’t panic! It’s not hard to design your own wedding monogram or logo. They are generally very simple and have several standard elements that are easy to mix and match:
- your names or initials
- the date of your wedding
- some sort of detail, border, graphic or other visual – this can be symbolic, meaningful to you or purely decorative.
You’ll want to choose a font for your wedding logo that reflects who you are – it can be inspired by your invitation, or just a font that you both like. This choice will also give an idea of the type of wedding you’re having – will it be quirky or traditional? You don’t have to give this a lot of thought – go with your gut.
Letters Transformed to Monogram
You can keep it pared down and create a really powerful monogram with letters and simple geometry. You can make your wedding logo round, square, oblong – even triangular. Also flipping black and white can be very effective. This font is Haettenschweiler.
Perhaps you want a border or decoration. Once you’ve got your inspiration there’s some lovely clip art out there you could use. This link is just a ‘borders’ category but you can refine it by search to suit your needs – say floral.
Make sure you pick something that fits with the style of your monogram. Here we have a strong, hefty look using Braggadocio font, so the braid is appropriate and symbolizes union quite nicely.
In this version, the font (Harrington) is quite playful and lends itself to fantasy. Again, I used free clip art.
Make use of ampersands, plus signs and other special characters in your wedding logo – they do add special character.
Keep It Simple
Because of the nature of a wedding monogram or logo, it really can be a quick DIY job. Play about with what’s on your page – the composition will come together. Go ahead and give it a whirl and let me know how you get on. Or if you’re feeling overwhelmed, please contact me! I’d be delighted to design a wedding monogram or full invitation suite for you.