DIY: create a wedding logo | Step-by-step instructions & lots of inspiration
Beautiful letters, romantic lettering, vintage signs – the wedding logo is clearly a beautiful trend for the modern wedding!
If you want to spice up your wedding with individual elements, hand lettering is a wonderful DIY project for you. The focus is on the wedding logo, but beautiful typefaces for the candy bar or the wedding album are also possible.
Together with the hand lettering specialist Ms. Annika, we have summarized the first steps for you to design your own wedding logo.
The article is divided into the following areas:
- Nice letters and where to use them
- Design your wedding logo – step by step
- Example of the design of a wedding logo
- Book tip “Handlettering – The Art of Beautiful Letters”
1. Beautiful letters and where to use them
No matter what you have in your fingers about your wedding – consider whether you can print, stamp or draw your wedding logo on it. Here are a few examples on the subject of marriage.
Your individually designed wedding logo runs like a red thread through your wedding. It is best to integrate it on your complete wedding stationery:
With an individual font, you as the bridal couple can add a wonderful personal touch to your stationery for the big day. Starting with the invitation cards to the thank you cards.
In addition to the wedding logo, there are other ways to incorporate beautiful letters and lettering into your wedding. Decorating many elements of the wedding decoration in this way is a great addition to the wedding logo. Make sure that you design all lettering in the same style and that you have recurring elements.
The following decorations can be embellished with hand lettering you have created yourself:
2. Design the wedding logo – step by step
Can you imagine creating your own wedding logo or lettering for your wedding decoration? Then get started! If you want to design a wedding logo yourself, these steps will help you:
1. Find a topic and choose words / letters
With the desire to design a wedding logo yourself, you have already taken the first step into the world of hand lettering: You have a topic.
Perhaps you already know whether you want words, a saying, your names or just your initials as the center of your wedding logo.
A wonderful and popular symbol is something like this Infinity sign.
Think about whether you want to write out your first names (depending on the length) or just use the initials. That would be a monogram, as Ms. Annika will design later in our example.
You could also choose a catchphrase that connects you or a short saying.
2. Find inspiration and choose a style
The second step is to look for suggestions and find a style in which you would like to design your wedding logo.
At the beginning, the topic of hand lettering may not be really tangible for you and you can hardly imagine how you should start. But once you’ve seen examples, ideas for your own design will just gush out.
Our tip: Browse a little Pinterest, there are an infinite number of hand letterings shown. However, nothing like leafing through a book full of beautiful examples, such as in “Handlettering – The Art of Beautiful Letters”. It contains a lot of different lettering, which Ms. Annika also uses to show the individual steps leading to the result. This will give you a much better feeling of how to get started and perfect your wedding logo.
3. Trying out and practicing
Do you already have the desired motif in mind? Then start with the first exercise and draw the selected letters in different styles that you like. You can also take tracing paper and first trace the letters from some of the finished alphabets (see book tip for templates) and compare what you like best.
Tip from Ms. Annika: Calligraphic typefaces, cursive fonts and flourishes go well with the wedding and reflect the romance.
4. Decorate the wedding logo
You can integrate banners, garlands and other decorative elements perfectly into your wedding logo. The vintage style fits particularly well. You can also find examples of this in Ms. Annika’s book.
Small illustrations related to the wedding also add that certain something to your wedding logo. For example:
- Bride groom
- Bell jar
3. Example for the design of a wedding logo
In this example, Ms. Annika shows you the development of a wedding logo or wedding monogram.
Your initials, of course, dictate the letters.
I start by recording the letters, in different ways, to get closer.
Tip: First draw the letters as they come to mind. Is there still no style that you like? Then take a look at different alphabets on the internet or be inspired by the fonts in the hand lettering book!
For the festive character, I quickly decide on a cursive font.
This also has the advantage that the letters fit together nicely. In our case, the initials can be connected by a swing.
I choose a circle as the basic shape, because I am thinking of using it as a wedding stamp. Symbolically, too, of course, it goes well with the wedding theme, because like the wedding ring, there is no beginning and no end.
Tip: In addition to the circle, your initials can also be beautifully framed with other shapes, for example:
- coat of arms
- oval circle
To give the whole thing a frame, floral ornaments are ideal.
I start with simple pencil sketches to determine the composition, i.e. the arrangement of the letters and decorative elements.
To optimize the positions, I work with tracing paper and pause the letters a few times. Only when I’m ready do I start working out the letters. Different line widths give them a calligraphic character. Pens with a brush tip are helpful for this. If you try it out, it will be easier to set the line widths correctly. I use fineliner for the flower tendrils.
The final draft can be digitized and used as a template for a stamp.
4th book tip: “Hand lettering – the art of beautiful letters”
Hand lettering is a wonderful topic that the author Ms. Annika conveys in her book in a wonderfully simple manner.
The varied examples and tips are so beautiful that a beginner can hardly imagine being able to design something like this. But with numerous step-by-step drawings, ideas and practical templates, the experienced illustrator not only encourages you to try it, but also shows you how to do it. Whether line grids, example alphabets or ornaments and banners – this book contains many helpful and practical elements that make getting started with hand lettering very easy.
Once you have completed your wedding logo with the help of Ms. Annika and this book, no blackboard, greeting card or gift decoration will be safe in front of you and many individually created letters. The beginning of a fascinating hobby!
Ms. Annika “Handlettering – The Art of Beautiful Letters”
TOPP (cheeky publishing house) – ISBN 9783772462177
About Ms. Annika
The likeable graduate designer and illustrator lives in Mainz and in 2015 put her heart and soul into the beautiful book “Handlettering – The Art of Beautiful Letters” create. Above all, she wants to inspire you and make you want to try hand lettering yourself. For her book she developed 15 charming projects from all areas of life and explains them step by step.
Also on their website www.frauannika.de you can rummage wonderfully and look at great hand letterings for children, for Christmas or birthdays!
Not everyone has the time and muse to design a wedding logo themselves. That’s why you can get help in these shops and just choose the style yourself. A professional will do the rest.
Wedding logos in the yes wedding shop
Here you will find some logo suggestions that you can download with your name in no time at all.
Price: 19.90 €
Wedding logo on Etsy
Flowery beautiful in boho style and modern with geometric shapes – you can have many beautiful logos with your initials and the wedding date on Etsy.
Price: from € 11.57
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