Modernize your Monogram & Create a Wedding Look that’s Truly You

The theme of your wedding is by far the most aesthetically important aspect of your nuptials.  It is what showcases your personality as a couple and also sets the tone for the entire day.  There is always one detail, however, that works with any color scheme, any season and any décor.  

What is it?? You may ask.

It’s a chic, classic and an incredibly personal part of your nuptials: your newly minted monogram!  Monograms are nothing new, of course, but they have really been picking up some serious steam in the past couple years… especially with personalization becoming a must-have wedding detail. Here’s how to do it.

Postage Stamps. Sure, your newlywed names will cover every inch of the invites, but you’ll leave guests even more impressed with custom stamps decorating the outside envelope.

Aisle Runners, Table Runners.  Or anything else that ends in “runner” for that fact.  Why settle for a blank white canvas when you can make it uniquely your own?

Wine & Water Bottles. A notable feature that’s sure to delight the vino connoisseurs, personalized wine labels are the perfect touch for cocktail hour.  Keep one bottle to break open on your golden anniversary for a sentimental celebration unlike any other.

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Accessories.  A bride owns the right to accessorize freely!  So why not add a hint of initialed love to your diva details?  Try a unique wedding garter or even printed undies for a nice wedding night surprise!

Décor.  Don’t just customize the basics that you will need for the big bash; think outside the box.  Hang huge steel letters up and cover them with flowers and moss.  Get an ice sculpture chiseled in your initials to keep the drinks cold.  Or how about a monogrammed dance floor decal or even fun photo booth backdrop?  The list could go on and on; so, feel free to get creative!

photo courtesy of marilynskeepsakes.com via Lindsey Kroemer Photography

Chocolate Bar Favors.  There’s nothing like sending your guests off with a tasty treat for the road.  Many companies will actually let you design the candy bar itself, and package it in a personalized wrapper. This makes a perfectly sweet treat your guests will never forget.

Centerpiece Vases. What you put your flowers in is often just as important as the flowers themselves, and when these vases embody the essence of you two as a couple, it’s the wedding-reception-embellishment-turned-home-accessory that just keeps on giving.

photo courtesy of marilynskeepsakes.com via Lindsey Kroemer Photography

Wedding Cake Toppers. The standard bride and groom figurines are over. These days, couples are getting their initials piped on the sides of their cake, or embellishing them with a variety of monogram toppers from contemporary to traditional.

Candy Buffet.  Oh the things you can personalize.  <insert yummified smile> A quick Google search yields any candy you could ever want to put your initials on, from M&Ms, mints, and chocolate coins to candy hearts and lollipops.

The possibilities truly are endless.  Each of these unique facets is sure to amaze all onlookers, and because you can transfer most into chic keepsakes, you’ll always have a fabulous reminder of the day you said, “I do.”