Saturday, February 13, 2010

How to Create a Wedding Monogram

In the past few weeks, I have been blogging about how to add personality to your wedding. One of the ideas I suggested, and one I assume most brides are familiar with, is to use a wedding monogram. This can showcase the colors and personality of the bride and groom and can be used in many aspects of the event design. However, how does one CREATE a wedding monogram? Rather than buying expensive graphic design software or hiring a graphic artist, I am going to tell you how to do this in plain old Microsoft Word:

1. Choose Insert -  Textbox. Type and format each letter in your favorite font and color. Do this three times, one for each initial, each one in it's own separate textbox. Remember that the brides first initial goes on the left, the groom's last name initial goes in the center, and the groom's first initial on the right. 

2. Click on all textboxes and choose Format- Textbox. Choose Color: No Fill (so you can overlap letters) and Line: No Line. 

3. Select all of the letters, right click, and choose Group to lock in the arrangement. This will lock your letters into one monogram. 

4. Save as a .JPEG format, and you now have a monogram to use on anything you like!

Remember to play around with colors, groupings, borders, etc. Here are some examples I recently worked on for a client's wedding. Happy monogramming!

Stay tuned for next week!
Eventfully yours-

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