It’s that time of year—no, not spring—engagement season! Spring semester is over for the college lovebirds, and everyone is getting engaged. That means summer weddings are just around the corner! Ok, maybe I’m being a little biased. I live in Utah, so, even though the most popular months to get engaged are actually December, July, August, and September, it seems like everyone around here gets engaged in the spring. And even though, on average, the length of time a couple spends being engaged is over a year nationally, it is only 3 to 6 months in Utah (fun fact for the day)! Either way, June is still the most popular month to get hitched, and I have the perfect wedding gift idea for you today: a customizable family name print.
I am so stoked to be sharing this with you today! For the past couple years, this has been my secret weapon—my go-to wedding gift. I have a few pre-made designs filed away, and when I get invited to a wedding reception, I alter the colors of the design to match their wedding colors and add their name and wedding date.
I’ve always thought this would be a fun idea to share with my readers, but I didn’t know how to make it easily customizable. Now that I’ve got that figured out, here we are! Unfortunately, you won’t be able to alter the color, but I tried to pick designs that were more neutral for that reason. One is the chalkboard version shown above, and the other one has a white background with a subtle pattern. All you have to do is download the pdf, pick which design you want to use, and type in the names and wedding (or Est.) date.
Note: In order to make the “family name” appear in a large enough font, I had to set it to 200 pt no matter what (as opposed to auto size). This means that super long last names might not fit…sorry. Also, because the “family name” field overlaps the “bride and groom name” field, you might have to click around a bit to start typing in the “bride and groom name” field.
I think my favorite part about this gift is that it costs roughly $10 to buy a frame, and takes less than five minutes to put together! I usually just wrap some tulle ribbon around it and call it good—it doesn’t get much simpler than that. I’ve given this gift multiple times, and it has always been a hit. You’re bride and groom friends will think you ordered this custom for them, and they’ll love it!
Happy designing, and happy gifting!
*I am linking up to these parties
**The script font I used is called CAC Champagne