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You Crest Believe It: Using a Wedding Crest to DIY your wedding

WeddingLisa AiharaComment

Did you know that there's such a thing called Engagement Season? We've now kicked it off, it starts Thanksgiving and goes until Valentine's Day...funny story, Steven proposed to me in December, so we were right in the middle of it. That made me think of how this is the most wonderful time of the year, but also the time of the year where there's going to be a bunch of soon-to-be-brides feeling a bit overwhelmed about wedding design.

I'm just super obsessed with crests, and want every bride-to-be to consider using a crest. Not only are they versatile (you can just slap this sucker onto EVERYTHING from invitations to menus!), they're super personal and tell your story as a couple, which makes it the perfect custom design element for savvy DIY brides who are all about the personal touch. And trust me, your entire wedding is going to be set to go once you've got one of these guys. So how versatile are they really? Let me count the ways...

The rest of the invitation is pretty simple, and the crest is the star here

The rest of the invitation is pretty simple, and the crest is the star here

1. Invitation

The easy one, all you need is a crest and a pretty font and you have an invitation. Whether you're savvy with Photoshop or just want to type it up in Word, printed or even e-vite that sucker, including the image of your crest makes your design look instantly pulled together.

 

2. Envelope dress-up

From the postage stamp to the return address to the wax seal, using your crest will allow you to add a little something to your otherwise plain envelope.  

 

 
The menu is easy to overlook, but it could be the star of your table setting.

The menu is easy to overlook, but it could be the star of your table setting.

3. Day-of Paper Goods

Carry on the theme of the wedding for day-of and use the crest on top of your menu. And don't stop there--brand your wedding throughout, from your seating chart to program, all your DIY projects are a breeze with the crest.

4. For Happily Ever After

Just because your wedding is over, doesn't mean your crest's duty is done. Display the crest on your wall as you start your new life together! And look, now that you're married, you are going to need to send out holiday cards every year too... just sayin.

5. Gift

Not getting married but know a couple who has it all and is impossible to find gifts for? This is such a unique piece that could be made into everything from a mug to t-shirt to personal stationery!  

What love story inspired this crest? Read about it here.

What love story inspired this crest? Read about it here.

Interested in getting your own crest designed? Let's do this!