Post # 1
I’m starting to play around a lot with wedding designs being that we will be designing our own. The wedding world is a lot different from any other project I have worked on. As a graphic designer, usually my clients tell me exactly what they want. It seems in the wedding world brides want to see what you have before they tell you what they want…which is pretty difficult since everyone has different tastes.
I could have a whole portfolio of classic invite designs just to please the majority of brides, but what if I want to showcase zombies? Or pirates? or ninjas!? Do brides avoid designs that are too bold? Too edgy?
Back to the monogram thing. Where do you use it in your paper designs? Maybe as stickers?
I would love to get some feedback from brides who look for custom designs.
Here is a monogram I just threw together. It looks so safe.
These are some mock ups for a past client.
Post # 3
Basically, the point of a monogram is to look pretty. We used one on the top of our menus, but that’s it…we weren’t really into that whole look. I do like the first one (pink and black) you posted, though!
Post # 4
We had a monogram that was on the front of our invitations as well as on our programs, labels for Out of Town bags, itinerary cards that were in our Out of Town bags, etc. – I think its a nice way to tie things together!
Post # 5
I really haven’t even considered having one. I guess it will depend on what we want to do once planning gets serious. I think the thing I would be most likely to use it for is that sticker-seal you close envelopes with (for the invites) and MAYBE a custom stamp on the RSVP cards. We’re having a pretty low-key wedding though, so that extra frilly-type stuff probably won’t happen and I’m good with that.
And to answer your other question, there are brides of all types, so too edgy for someone else is NOT too edgy for me. I guess I just naturally assume that most brides are girly-girls and want script and flowers and I’m the odd duck out, but I know that’s not realistic.
PS: My fiance would pee himself for a zombie monogram! Or a raptor. If you can do a raptor, you’re hired! 😀