If there’s one cliché this southern girl has completely bought into, it’s a deep, deep love for monograms. I think the first monogrammed item I ever owned was a Vera Bradley duffle bag I got for my 13th birthday (throwback, anyone) and ever since, that collection has steadily grown!
So when it came to dreaming up my and Andrew’s June wedding, I instantly knew of one special touch I wanted… a custom wedding monogram.
I love that a custom wedding monogram is something you can use for years and years to come, not just a single day! And that’s exactly what I so desired with ours… an elegant, beautiful and timeless design that I could use throughout our home and belongings for a lifetime.
Do you remember my first ever “Wedding Wednesday” post? I shared the three words I settled on to describe my dream wedding day, and mentioned wanting to incorporate a custom wedding monogram. (You can read the full post here.) Y’all were so kind to leave some incredible recommendations! After pouring over those and doing tons of pinteresting, instagram hashtag stalking and blog browsing, I finally came across Shuler Studio and immediately knew I found exactly what I was looking for!
So for today’s “Wedding Wednesday” post, I am absolutely thrilled to share with you the stunning custom wedding monogram Pam from Shuler Studio created for me and Andrew! (I’m giddy just typing that sentence!)
Our Custom Wedding Monogram
Swoon. I don’t think I’ve ever been so in love!
Initially, I had no idea how the custom monogram design process worked. To be quite honest, the whole thing felt rather daunting to me. Creating something completely custom from scratch? Talk about pressure!
As they often do, however, things became much clearer after a bit of browsing! The Shuler Studio website has a “Monograms” tab, which lays out the three different design options. I was pleasantly surprised to see how affordable they were!
Depending on the level of customization you’re looking for, prices range from just $10 to $450. And let me just say, if this is something you’re not wanting to devote a huge sum of money to, you can purchase a stunning pre-made monogram on her Etsy page for $35. (Type in your two letters in the shop search bar to see the options!)
Upon reaching out to Pam, the talented wonder behind Shuler Studio, about the monogram design process, she so graciously offered to design my and Andrew’s monogram. So, completely custom we went!
And how exactly did that process go? First, I filled out a questionnaire and sent in some monogram inspiration. (Speaking of inspiration, take a look through the Shuler Studio Instagram feed… I could spend hours on there!) I decided on a “duogram” featuring a “K” and “A” both for aesthetic reasons, and so we could use it before the wedding itself!
Upon submitting those initial materials, Pam had an initial design concept back to me within TWO. DAYS. Here I was thinking this would take months and months… no, no! Two days!
She encouraged me to print out the monogram, draw and doodle on it, and get back to her with thoughts. I did this, sent them in with a few ideas, and was pleasantly surprised to receive the second design draft in, again, in two days. It was incredible!
After thinking through the second draft, I realized I wanted to change the direction of the monogram. I was wanting a masculine “A” and a more feminine, symmetrical “K,” which involved shifting gears a bit from my initial idea. But y’all, when I shared this vision with Pam, she was nothing but accommodating, encouraging and, again, insanely prompt. On the third try, it was perfect!
The Finished Product
Nearly a week and a half after reaching out to Shuler Studio, I had the custom monogram of my dreams!
I am over the moon, to say the least, and can’t stop thinking about different ways of using it. That’s where y’all come in! I would just love any and all ideas, so please feel free to leave links and thoughts in the comments of this post. I’ll be pouring over each one!
I can’t end this post without saying this… if you are looking to get a monogram designed (for a wedding or otherwise) I cannot recommend Shuler Studio enough! Truly, y’all. This process has been, by far, one of the things I’ve most enjoyed about wedding planning to date, and I am so excited to incorporate this stunning design into our big day, and the rest of our lives!
I can’t wait to hear what y’all think about it. As always, thank you for tuning into another “Wedding Wednesday” post, and for letting me share this season with you!
Love from Texas,
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