The Game of Wedding Planning . . . Where to Begin

MASHWho said wedding planning can’t be fun? Remember that old fortune-telling, M.A.S.H. Game you played as a child to predict your future and who your mate would be? Well, we based our Wedding 411 Tool on it so that it takes the “pain” out of planning! This is where you begin the process of planning your wedding. Your Wedding 411 contains the answers to all of the main wedding questions such as Who, What, When, and Where. Flowers, fashion, venue—all of these things will be affected by your wedding date and budget so it is vital to be prepared with at least ballpark answers to these basic questions before first sitting down with wedding professionals. Don’t worry about the details at this point. You can work those out later. When you have completed this, make copies and bring one to each vendor meeting.

Download an editable pdf of WeddingBrand’s M.A.S.H. . . Your Wedding 411.

Enjoy!

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WEDDING 411- First Steps to Planning Your Wedding

 

 

 

Transform Something Old Into Something New, The Finale

by Patricia Vining

We began with a few treasured items and used them to pull a color palette, match fonts, design a custom monogram and ornament, and finally create some wedding invitations. Put these all together into a booklet and you have your own signature WeddingBrand Style Guide. Your brand style guide results in a consistent vision across all touchpoints, from invitations to tabletop to favors and so on, so that all vendors are on the same page ensuring that you get the wedding of your dreams.

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Transform Something Old Into Something New, Part V – Making Your Mark . . . Monograms & Symbols

by Patricia Vining

Take a look at the monograms you created last week and choose your best one. Follow these simple steps to creating your own wedding invitations using your new monogram and your Something Old as inspiration.

Modernize your inspiration with shape and color

Modernize your inspiration with shape and color

STEP 1 - After browsing through my Nebiolo type specimen book, I chose some ornaments called Fregio Classico Moderno and redrew them in Illustrator. Next, I simplified them and made them more angular.

Modernize with a contemporary typeface

Modernize with a contemporary typeface

STEP 2 – Talk about old world charm, I love the monograms of Imre Reiner! To make my monogram a bit more contemporary, I chose a beautiful typeface called Arthur Cabinet from MyFonts as my base and converted it to outlines. I then filled it with my new ornament.

PartV3STEP 3 – When I saw this cross-stitch alphabet in Märkbok, I immediately thought of Fig Script as the partner typeface.

PartV4STEP 4 - I thought the title frame from the Nebiolo book formed the perfect container for this monogram.

Something Old Into Something New Wedding Invitations

Something Old Into Something New Wedding Invitations

STEP 5 - Finally, I took all of my elements (color, ornament, fonts, etc.) and created these two invitations. The number of possible combinations is endless. In the one on the left, I used the title frame from the Nebiolo book as the container for the monogram. The one on the right uses the same container rotated, for all of the type. I also used one of the ornaments to create the patterned background. This one would look great letterpressed.

Download an .eps file of the ornament used in this project.

There you have it—Something Old Into Something New! On Wednesday, we will put it all together and launch our inaugural WeddingBrand Style Kit.