I don’t know but ever since being aware of weddings, having gone through the process of preparing for my own, I always see the requirement of a monogram. It’s supposed to combine or interlace your intials into one look. But when I think of it, many people just type the letters either on top of each other, or just plainly type it one after another. That’s a “monogram”. If you ask me, go for a wedding icon.
A wedding icon can be based of your initials. It can be based of your interests. It can be based of something that actually matters more than just your intials and your name. It can be more symbolic and meaningful in the long run. I mean, ask yourself – have you ever been to a wedding where the couple decided to use their monogram after the actual event? In a world of social media and likes, maybe it’s becoming more of just a requirement than something that’s meaningful and maybe even useful. Go for an icon, a logo, or a symbolism. At least when Joe and Mary decide on making a logo, it’s more unique and dedicated than go for the JM Monogram that, chances are, will be used, copied, or be similar to the monogram of Jeffrey and Maria.
Like any other groom, I’d rather not handle anything with regard to the preparation. But I’m a designer at heart. I, at the very least, felt the need to make a symbol for this once-in-a-lifetime event. In the end, I made an icon for our wedding.
As you can see, it’s a stylized K and B reflected onto one another to symbolize “Give and Take” and equality. At the same time, the linear formation creates a window pane to always give hope onto things – as a door closes, a window opens. And finally, said linear design creates a negative space of the cross to symbolize our affinity towards faith. The ornaments on the side are simply aesthetic in nature to support our clean stellar theme.
I’m very happy with this mainly because it’s unique towards us. It’s a symbol or icon we’d likely use again to symbolize our relationship.
I’m not one to preach or correct the current practice, or whatever this is that’s happening. BUT! If you were to ask me, if you’re going to create something for you and your partner, make it a logo – a symbolism of yourselves other just the first letters of your name. Be it something you’ve always loved together, or something to symbolize your vision in your relationship. Be it that. After all, if you think about it, when did you ever really consider your first letters as a primary contribution of your relationship?