The Wedding Crest - Why You Need It

The wedding crest is an important design element in your wedding. It could be incorporated into the rest of your wedding day accessories to give it a cohesive look. Read on to learn more about the wedding crest and why you need it.

What is a wedding crest?

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What is a wedding crest? Well, you can think of it as your wedding "logo". It usually includes your names/initials, wedding date and a graphical element that speaks to your wedding theme. Having a spring outdoor wedding? A watercolor floral wreath with your wedding details makes the perfect wedding crest. Having a beachside wedding? A starfish or anchor might be what you're looking for. A tropical wedding? How about a pair of flamingos and some palm trees? This is an opportunity to get creative and let your personality shine.

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Instead of location based themes, perhaps you would like to nourish your guests. A breakfast in bed welcome gift would be lovely for your guests to enjoy following a night of dancing and drinking.

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Following a long ride or flight, maybe your guests would most appreciate something to feel pampered. Shower them with love by giving them a pampering kit, including face mask, shower gel, sugar scrub and a toilettry kit in case they forgot to bring theirs.

Why do you need a wedding crest?

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Having a wedding crest and incoporating it into all elements of your wedding is one of the easiest ways to ensure cohesive wedding experience. From your save the dates, wedding invitations to your day-of accessories such as wedding programs and wedding favors, your wedding crest ties everything together. Your guests will come to associate your wedding crest as a natural visual representation of your wedding celebration.

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A box might be the perfect container for your breakfast in bed welcome gift. Make it extra special with custom tags, a welcome note and tie it all together with some pretty ribbons.

Where else can I incorporate my wedding crest?

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Think of all your pre-wedding communication including your save the date cards, wedding invitations, RSVP cards and wedding website. Your wedding crest can also be incoporated into your wedding day accessories including wedding programs, wedding signage, food and drink menus, wedding favors, guest book and escort cards. You'll also want to include your wedding crest in your post-wedding communication, such as your thank you notes and wedding album.

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For breakfast in bed welcome gift, fill your container with some scones / biscuits / pastries, single servie coffee & tea, and jam.

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For a pampering kit welcome git, fill your box with homemade sugar scrub, soap & lotion, travel size toothbrush and toothpaste, an eye mask and a pair of comfy slippers.

How to get my wedding crest designed?

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If you already have your wedding stationery designed, chances are, you probably already have a wedding crest. You can usually ask your stationery designer to prepare a file with just the wedding crest and send it to you in a digital format, so you can use the wedding crest in your wedding accessories.

If you don't already have your wedding stationery designed, take a look at our collection of wedding crests.  

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