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Every wedding deserves a beautiful design. Your special day should be accompanied with stationery, cards, invitations, and a website that reflects you both as a couple. This series contains inspiration, tips, and ideas for designing everything you need for your wedding day!
When you envision the perfect wedding day, are you thinking about design? There’s a strong chance you are.
From color to calligraphy to how invitations or your wedding website looks, almost every aspect of your wedding will involve some design. Start thinking about these elements early to help take some of the stress out of the process with our guide to elements that will help you design the perfect wedding.
Latest Wedding Design Articles
Inspiration / 2 Jan 2019
Hiring someone to design your wedding invitations to look exactly the way you want is not an easy task. In most cases, the designers don’t share your vision for the design and they end up designing the card the way they want it to be.
What if you could pick a design of your own, customize it to look the way you want, and print it yourself while avoiding expensive designers altogether? Yes, it’s possible. All you need is a little bit of Photoshop knowledge and a great looking save the date card template and you’re good to go.
To help with your search, we’ve hand-picked some of the most beautiful and creative save the date card templates you can easily customize yourself. Have a look.
Inspiration / 9 Oct 2018
It’s astounding how many people weddings provide employment to: photographers, caterers, florists, and even designers can make a great living by focusing partially or even completely on clients planning their marriage.
Wedding invitation card design is one of the most creative areas of print design today. Talented designers really pull out all the stops and create some amazingly inspirational pieces. Keep reading to see fifty astounding examples of wedding invitation design (and a few trends to watch out for).
Graphics / 1 Aug 2018
Your wedding day is a showcase of your love story, and you can highlight your story with a custom wedding invitation that you design. Today we’re looking at how to design wedding invitations, with a few key steps to remember along the way.
A custom wedding invitation will help show off your personality, save money and is something you can hang on to forever. With proper planning, it’s not that hard to do. Whether you start with a wedding invitation template, or you create a design from scratch, it’s a beautiful way to brand your special day.
Graphics / 4 Jun 2018
A classic wedding monogram is a design element that almost any couple can incorporate into their wedding design and stationery. From use in invitations and mailings to a shared post-nuptial monogram, creating a classy wedding logo or monogram element can be a great touch.
Here are a few tips to help you make your own wedding logo or monogram including templates, ideas, and graphics to help you get started fast.
Why Is Design Important for Your Wedding?
You want every aspect of your wedding to be perfect, and design is a key part of that.
Many of the designed items for your wedding are things that you can think about and take care of early in the planning process. From invitations to thank you notes, printed items should reflect the same design style as the event itself. And that’s why design is so important when it comes to weddings.
10 Things to “Design” for Your Wedding Day
So what elements do you need to design heading into your wedding day? While there’s design in everything – the way flowers are arranged to seating charts – there are a few more public-facing examples of graphic design to think about.
- Invitations and cards
- Wedding website
- Signage at the wedding, such as Mr. & Mrs. sign or parking and directions
- Monogram (for invitations or stationary)
- Photo filters or styles
- Thank you cards or notes
- Social media accounts with wedding photos, stories or information
- Place cards for the reception or food items
- Trinkets for guests such as magnets, koozies or other gifts
- Typography styles or engravings for bigger gifts for bridesmaids, groomsmen or parents
3 Timeless Wedding Graphic Design Trends
There are some wedding design elements that never go out of style. These timeless graphic design elements can work in a pinch if you need something quickly or function beautifully for someone who is undecided on a look or theme for wedding pieces.
- Beautiful calligraphy: Nothing screams romance and class like two names in amazing type styles
- Simple florals: Nothing elaborate here, simple florals – from outlined icons to watercolor flowers to simple sketches – add a sense of romance
- Swashes and lines: Beautiful swashes, flourishes and lines can bring together elements in often text-heavy designs such as invitations. The same elements can carry over to other designed pieces as well for a more cohesive feel.