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Wedding Design

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.

Why Is Design Important for Your Wedding?

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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

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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.

  1. Invitations and cards
  2. Wedding website
  3. Signage at the wedding, such as Mr. & Mrs. sign or parking and directions
  4. Monogram (for invitations or stationary)
  5. Photo filters or styles
  6. Thank you cards or notes
  7. Social media accounts with wedding photos, stories or information
  8. Place cards for the reception or food items
  9. Trinkets for guests such as magnets, koozies or other gifts
  10. Typography styles or engravings for bigger gifts for bridesmaids, groomsmen or parents

3 Timeless Wedding Graphic Design Trends

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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.