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Monograms can bring your wedding ideas to life! By using a monogram on your wedding decor, invitations, cards, favor tags etc you can build a theme that is unique and personalized to you as a couple! But how do you create a really fantastic monogram?

Be Unique! 

The best monograms are personalized to the style of the wedding day and the personality of the bride and groom. Tell a story with your monogram! Some couples incorporate their favorite sports (like baseball) others will include landmarks or locations that are special to them. One of the most important elements to a monogram design is the way it reflects you and your style as a couple.

Consider the Final Products

Make a list of all the projects which you plan to incorporate your monogram. Will that rectangular design fit on your square favor tags? Are the small, delicate lines of a particular design too tiny to print on a 2×2 monogram for your invites? Consider carefully the size and shape you need for all your projects and you’ll save a lot of frustration later!

Limit your Color Choices

Your “fire and ice” wedding colors are beautiful and may look fantastic on your bridesmaid dresses and on your reception decor, but your monogram will need to have a more limited palate. Aim for 1-2 colors. Designs with more than 3 colors usually look chaotic or even silly.

Simplicity in your color choices will help your monogram shine!

Choose Colors that “Pop”

If you have a pale color palate incorporating colors like yellow, mint green or soft pink keep in mind that they can be somewhat difficult to see, especially when used on a delicate looking monogram.  Here’s an example:

If you place those same colors on a bolder design they will stand out!

Test Print!

As soon as you can, run a test print of your design draft. Often you will notice things about the design that you didn’t notice on the computer screen. Every printer and ink manufacturer is slightly different, so what you see on the screen may turn out differently than expected depending on the kind of printer and ink your using.

Also, there is a bit of an optical illusion when looking at a computer monitor because there is light shining through the pixels on the screen. Most designs will print out looking a bit darker than what you see on screen. After running the test print be sure to let your designer know how it came out. If things aren’t turning out the way you expected, adjustments can be made to ensure that your prints will be perfect!