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Combining the first letter of the bride and groom’s names has become a classic staple of wedding stationery. Whether it’s intricate and fit for royalty or whimsical with modern twists, a custom monogram can be as simple or elaborate as you’d like it to be – and the best part is that it’s completely unique to you and your beloved. Utilize an experienced stationery service to personalize details or work closely with a professional stationer who can fully customize your paper goods to include other elements that are representative of you as a couple.
It’s ideal to first introduce your one-of-a-kind monogram in the save the date, then later have it prominently displayed within the wedding invitation suite. Most couples also emblazon the motif on their menu cards, seating chart, dance floor, and more. Be creative and even consider having it featured on ice cubes for cocktails or throw pillows at an after-party. Couples can also incorporate their special monogram long after the big day and use it throughout the home – embroidered on towels or special-occasion napkins.
A custom monogram or motif is definitely a detail to consider that’s worth the splurge. Be inspired by a few of our favorites below from talented couture stationers and online retailers, below:
Set the tone for a formal fête with this stunning invitation suite featuring luxurious golden elements, gorgeous personalized details, and of course, an exquisite monogram. Custom formal invitation with satin sash and personalized medallion in gold foil with hand-colored elements, mailing envelope lined with coordinating textured gold liner, matching ceremony program tied with a silk ribbon, and monogrammed thank-you note by Elizabeth Grace; elizabethgrace.com
If you're looking to incorporate a wedding monogram in a modern way, consider this invitation style featuring a foil-pressed element. The best part is it can be purchased online and customized with your desired fonts, colors, and more. Foil-pressed “Over Monogram” personalized wedding invitation in Ivy by Jessica Williams for Minted; minted.com
Consider working with a couture stationer to personalize your wedding invitation to share details about who you two are as individuals and as a couple – like this stunning suite! Custom invitation suite featuring an elaborate crest representing the groom’s Chinese heritage as well as symbols from the university where the couple met, gold-foil elements, grey letterpress printing, a gold bevel edge, and laser-cut panels of the New York City skyline by Ceci New York; cecinewyork.com
Even the most luxury wedding invitation can incorporate the style of your nuptials. We love how this formal suite features tropical elements in a subtle way with a timeless golden look. “Tropical Paradise Suite” featuring a custom stamped outer box with an embedded gold mirror acrylic and screen-printed medallion, white velvet folio with laser-cut gold mirror acrylic monogram, and foil-stamped clear acrylic invitation by Oda Creative; odacreative.com
This invitation suite is perfect for couples who want to incorporate flower prints with classic monogram details! “Watercolor Floral Crest with Victorian Monogram” suite featuring a watercolor-painted floral crest, an envelope with a patterned liner in warm shades of burgundy, dusty rose, and pink, and an invitation with a watercolor crest encasing a Victorian-style duogram combining the bride and groom’s first initials and their names in the banner below by Cardinal and Straw Fine Paper Goods; cardinalandstraw.com
For more wedding invitation ideas, see some of our favorite online wedding invitations from Minted, Shutterfly & Zola, take a look at classic and traditional wedding invitations as well as modern and contemporary invitation ideas, and browse some of our favorite floral wedding invitation ideas!
Opening photo by Elizabeth Messina; From Real Wedding: Summer Ranch Wedding with Whimsical, Victorian Décor Details