Wedding Branding DIY with Violet

Wedding Design and Branding is absolutely my favorite part of this job.  I love sitting down with couples, getting to know them, and then creating their dream event around their personalities and style.  I spend the most time on wedding branding and design with my Full Design brides, but also touch on it with my Partial Design couples.  I love creating a visual overview and inspiration board that sums up the event in a clean and understandable layout. We use the board to share the vision and book the perfect vendors that can help create the event. I love events that are cohesive from the invitations to the thank you's and believe creating a visual overview is one of the most important steps to creating a cohesive and high end event.

My Wedding Day Coordination package doesn't include design or wedding branding.  I start working with them just 60 days before their event and work with vendors and details that were previously decided on. So, for those brides that don't want to bring in a designer and are opting just for a wedding coordinator, I have to share a new site with you! I found it through an amazing business group that I'm in and I highly encourage you to check it out! Violet is a new website that helps those DIY brides out there create a branding and inspiration board. (I want to tell you that this post is not sponsored by them in any way, I am just that excited about it!)

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I love that it includes simple, clean logos for you to choose from, (and download!) fun color pallets, font ideas, and  let's you upload your own images that you can pull from social media or upload from your computer, (For mine above, I pulled images from Pinterest) And best news yet?!?  It's Free!  I use Adobe Illustrator to create the boards for my brides, which is expensive if you're not using it constantly and had a little bit of a learning curve.  I love that this site is so easy to navigate and you don't have design knowledge to use it! 

I would absolutely love to see more coordination and partial planning brides bring their board to our initial meetings. I almost always immediately ask to see my bride's Pinterest board when I start working with them, but so often you go a little "pin-crazy" and there are so many ideas, colors, and styles mixed together that it's hard to get a clear picture.  I love that this focuses on a few key images that really describe the style of the event.  I also love that it has a color pallet because color descriptions can be so different between people.  

What do you think?  As a bride, is this helpful for you to really zone in on your event style and details?  Would it help you describe your event to your vendors and help to make sure that your vision came to life?  

Have a great weekend and have fun playing on this new website!  Let me know what you think!