How and Where to Work in a Wedding Logo
You might have noticed at the top of our WordPress wedding website is a logo that incorporates my and the mister’s initials and our state (plus a heart for good measure and because why not).
By no means do I think every wedding needs a logo, nor do I think you need to treat your wedding like a company or corporation. But as a graphic designer, I do logos for a living. And I like having an emblem to tie things together to our wedding. I created this one in Adobe Illustrator (the perks of being a designer bride—access to both the skills and the software).
In fact, now that we have a logo, I can’t stop seeing fun ways we can stamp it, print it or project it all over our (little) big bash. Here’s just a few of the ideas I’m loving:
Jayne B Photography
Projected on the Wall: Some venues have a GOBO light just for projecting words and art onto walls and floors (that’s our brewery pictured above). Getting a Gobo disc custom printed with your logo is about $60 online. But you can totally mimic this look with a regular projector: Make the background of a slide totally black from edge to edge, then add a graphic or logo in pure white in the center. It will look like a seamless Gobo since the black areas won’t project light onto the wall or floor.
J7 Creative / Lane Dittoe via The Knot / That Girl Press on Etsy
On the Out-of-Town Bags: I don’t really want to put our names or wedding date on this, since it’s purely a gift to thank our guests for coming. But I love that we can drop our logo onto a tag or card to tie it together with the rest of the weekend.
Caroline Fontenot / Melissa Schollaert via Southern Weddings
On Favors: Again, instead of slapping our names on everything, we’ll opt for putting our initial logo on wedding favors (which will probably be beer related, ’cause really, I mean…)
On Your Wedding Website: Front and center. It’s probably the first thing anyone will see, so make it count.
Invitation Suite by McMillian + Furlow via Oh So Beautiful Paper
On everything: Get a rubber stamp made and go to town. No envelope or wedding program is safe.
Where else can you use a wedding logo?