So you want to know how to make your own Wedding Monogram? I realized that this process is somewhat important when trying to DIY your wedding and cut costs as much as you can.
First things first, I haven't printed off my own wedding monogram yet because my printer is acting up. Secondly I can't wait to see how this looks on paper. Thirdly, remember this is your own monogram your designing so feel free to view my monogram and repeat my steps, but design your monogram to your liking. (Note: Its customary to have the brides name/initial first in the wedding monogram, but honestly who cares if the mans name/initial goes first. I want my future husbands name/initial to come first, so mine will be changed.) Have fun with this process, and don't rush it.
1. Draw a big text box for the last name initial. You want to make sure that the text box is big enough because the last name initial is customarily bigger than the rest of the name/initials.
2. Type in the initial or last name which ever you want in the text box. Once you've typed in your initial you can begin playing around with your design. Highlight the letter/name and change the font, size, color etc. Experiment as much as you can because this is your main focus of the monogram. (Remember to stay with your wedding colors, or close to your wedding colors.) The size of my initial is 250, but of course if its a name you want to cu it down to 150-175. The initial should be higher than 200. The text I decided to use is called Edwardian Script.
Right click on the text box (you have to repeat this step for each text box you've made) and select "format text box".
Next, go to the second option which is the line and select "no color" again.
Note: This is how my monogram would look like if I used names around my future last name initial.
Note: You can play around with your initial and add symbols or drawings, whatever floats your boat. This is an example I made a year ago when I was playing around with having a Disney wedding.
Final Note: I didn't use pacific colors in my monogram examples because I found it makes a better example being black so you can see and understand everything. You can go back and change your monogram to the colors you prefer. I hope this helps you with making and designing your own wedding monograms. Please feel free to leave me back any questions you may have, or positive feedback. I am always happy to help! Please follow my blog, I don't have many followers, and I would love to get to know who is interested in my blog!