Even with embossed velum atop your beautifully scripted invitations that are tied ever so delicately with ribbon you might be feeling that something’s missing. In fact, maybe it seems like there’s a little something missing from your wedding entirely: something elegant and classy, something that could tie so many little pieces of your big day together.
Well, if you’re looking for something that’s both traditional and contemporary that can be engraved on your cake serving set, printed on your napkins, and stamped on the back of envelopes, that something might just be a monogram.
Monograms are timeless, and they tell a tale. But the big question is how to go about getting one. Fortunately, you have a few options there: you can hire an artist, you can use an existing monogram, or you can do it yourself. Here are a few tips to go along with each of these options:
- Option 1: Hire an Artist
An artist will certainly create a monogram that is stylish and you; that is what you’re paying him/her for after all. But the big catch with hiring an artist is that your monogram might end up being a rather pricey extra. If you’re completely sold on hiring an artist, though, consider working with a graphic design student or an artist just starting out. The cost will definitely be lower, and the quality will still be high.
- Option 2: Use an Existing Monogram
You could also use a monogram that’s already been created, but this option is a little trickier. Number one, you might or might not have a difficult time finding one that has the letters you are looking for. Number two, once you find the right letters, you still want the monogram to fit your personal style. You don’t want to simply settle, especially if you still have other options!
- Option 3: Do it Yourself
Your third option is to create your own monogram. If you are on a tight budget and you have a little bit of design finesse, this option might be right for you. Heck, even if you have a huge budget, but you think designing your own monogram would be fun, you might as well give it a go! Following is a link to a “how-to” tutorial from DIY Weddings that will give you some good pointers on how to create your monogram in MS Word. Try it out for yourself and let us know how your monogram turned out!
Check out this video tutorial courtesy of DIYBride.com: