Hi and welcome to my blog. WeddingMonograms.blogspot.com was created to help DIY brides learn how to create Monograms and other wedding designs in photoshop. I hope that you find this blog helpful. Please feel free to email me with any questions or suggestions for tutorials at WeddingMonograms@gmail.com
Congratulations and Happy Planning,

Monday, February 18, 2008

Template and Helpful Bios

Hello and welcome to my second blog for the day :) I wanted to share some helpful templates, bios and web sites. I came across most of these while planning my wedding. Hopefully they will prove to be helpful to you to.
How to add Designs and Images to Monograms or Wedding stationary:

Dingbats are a font that is an image. These are really great for your invitations, programs, monograms, table numbers etc. If you are looking for an interesting design you may want to search for a Flourish dingbat. You can Google dingbats and get some really good free web sites.
Here are some I found:
- http://www.dingbatdepot.com/
- http://simplythebest.net/fonts/dingbats.html
- http://www.houseoflime.com/

You can also use clipart in lieu of a dingbat. There are lots of places to get them, but most of the good sites make you pay. One of my favorite free sites is Microsoft's Clip Art page. Microsoft is great if you are using Power Point or Word because you can import your image right in. If you are looking for something and don't mind paying you should check out http://www.istockphoto.com/index.php. They have a lot of really great designs.

There are, also, a bunch of amazing and FREE photoshop brushes out there. The downside to this is that you will need to have photoshop to be able to use the brushes. Although, they may have them for other Adobe products, like Elements. Please take a look at my blog entry on Photoshop Brushes.


DIY Templates:
Looking for the perfect template for your ceremony program or RSVP card. Look no further. Here is a list of web sites that have all kinds of wedding related stationary templates.
- http://www.gartnerstudios.com: Program Template, Favor Tags and Wording Ideas.
- http://www.finger-foods.com/wedding/#download
- Water Bottle label template.
- http://www.geocities.com/ChicagoRuby821/: Includes; Icons for the big day time line (not the template), fonts, 2 types of programs and chair seating cards.
- http://hawaiianwedding05.bravehost.com/heathers_program.html: CD Favor Templates
- Fan Program Template in Word.
- Time line Template in Word.


Knot Bio Lists:
- Uncommon Bliss
- Knot Bio Vault
- Specialty Bios
- Beautiful Bios

Helpful Bios
- Readings and Poems Bio: NOTE: This bio looks like nothing, but if you highlight it you will see the text.
- Sand Ceremony Bio

Hopefully this was able to help you a bit. Please stay tuned to my next blog entry, it will be on 'How to Get This Look'. I will post an invitation and tell you; 1. How to Create it, 2. Where you can Purchase the Cardstock and 3. How to put it all together. It will be everything you need to create that very invitation. You will also be able to download my design and the fonts I used to create it.



Clair said...

thank you so much! i am trying to do a nautical monogram and i am having such a hard time. I am going through your sites now. thanks!

Lindz1414 said...

Can you tell me where you got the starfish in the Amy and Jeff Heyberger monos? My friend is looking for something similar and I came across your blog. Thanks. Here is my email