The Bride Brands the Wedding

In the year 2016 almost everything is branded. There’s personal branding, business branding, and now wedding branding. Brides are setting up a website and having a logo designed for their special day.

Now, I feel like a bit of a pioneer when it comes to this topic, as I designed a logo for my husband’s 40th birthday to be used on party favors, years ago. But, I wish I was a better designer or that the internet existed back when we got married, but I digress…

Wedding logos or monograms can add a special touch of personalization that can be used even beyond the wedding day. You could use it to order personalized home goods, stationary, cute “his” and “hers” t-shirts to announce to the world that you are newlyweds. If I were to design a logo for a couple that wants to use their logo after the wedding, I would suggest that they not include the wedding date, or change it to “established”, “since” or “founded in…”.

With local and online printers offering digital printing, its convenient and inexpensive to get almost anything customized.

Update: I recently learned that our wedding monogram designs were being used for gobos* that are projected on the wall behind the head table or on the dance floor.

*A gobo (or GOBO) is a physical stencil or template that is placed inside or in front of a light source, to control the shape of the emitted light. A metal gobo with patterned holes allows only the desired shape or pattern of light through, casting a specific pattern of light and shadow into the space.

Bumper Sticker

Bumper Sticker

This was one of the breakout activities from a recent Women’s Business Network of SE MA (WBN) meeting. Our assignment was to come up with a bumper sticker that told people a little something about us, as much info as would fit on a typical bumper sticker.

Since starting Pixel Artists Design in March of 2008 I have been fortunate to have meet so many people that I have done business with and even became friends.

I’d like to think that this summarizes all that I have gained as an independent designer and business owner, and when people read it, they might better understand the person on the other side of the bumper sticker.