One of the first decisions you can make as an engaged couple is the design of your official monogram. Usually integrating the initials of your first names, and sometimes including the initial of your last name, this decorative symbol is traditionally used in the wedding stationery. But why stop there? Incorporate your monogram into the rest of the wedding décor and favors to give your celebration a personal touch at every turn. Flowers, accessories, drinks, and cakes can all be adorned with a monogram. By utilizing your custom monogram in the invitations and then again at the wedding, you can create a unified décor theme that brings each element of your nuptials together.
Get inspired by the following ways real couples have displayed their monograms at their weddings, below! From cuff links to napkins to strawberries, these couples certainly got creative!
Flowers and Greenery
Your florist can construct your monogram out of greenery and display the arrangement outside the venue to let guests know they've arrived to your celebration. Photo by Tamara Lackey Photography
Use pink flowers to build your monogram, and affix the décor element to a hay bale for a rustic touch! Photo by Jerry Hayes Photography; Consulting by DFW Events, Inc.; Floral Design by Jackson Durham Events
These personalized mason jars would make adorable bridesmaid gifts – keep them filled with ice water in the "getting ready" room, so everyone can stay hydrated. Photo by Next Exit Photography
A monogrammed aisle runner personalizes your ceremony and gives your venue a dose of drama. Photo by Images by Berit, Inc.
Even the smallest details can be elevated with a monogram. These cocktail napkins are adorable! Photo by Ryan Phillips Photography; Consulting by Sterling Engagements
Pass out paper cones filled with petals during the ceremony – guests can throw the flower petals as you walk up the aisle as husband and wife! Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography; Invitations & Calligraphy by Lehr and Black; Consulting by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants
At a country or rustic wedding, monogrammed beer koozies are mandatory favors. Photo by Karlisch Studio; Consulting by DFW Events, Inc.
Project your monogram onto your dance floor. Imagine having your first dance in this beautiful space! Photo by Jason and Rebecca Walker for Ira Lippke Studios; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers; Consulting by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants
These days, wedding cakes are more like works of art than desserts – which makes them the ideal places to display a monogram (constructed from chocolate or icing, of course!). Photo by Adrienne Page