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A wedding is a great opportunity to showcase the personalities of the bride and groom. Couples can opt for a wedding depending on the mood or motif of their choice. A green wedding for those who love nature, beach wedding for beach lovers and a weekend wedding getaway for globe trotters.It's the personal touch that makes every wedding more meaningful and special. Same goes with the minutest of wedding details. We love seeing elements in a wedding that depict the couple’s personal identity like in the use of wedding monograms.
What’s in a Monogram?
Monograms refer to a set of letters that are combined to represent a mark of a person or family. In history, monograms have been associated with royalty or aristocracy. It has been marked on coins and currency to identify the rulers from its origin. Its use eventually expanded. Monograms were used by artists and guilds to mark their work or creation. And these days, we see them being used by designers and corporations as a mark of their identity, hence the eponymous LV will forever be associated with Louis Vuitton and GE for General Electric.
Monograms found its way to weddings when British royals decided to have their initials printed on wedding souvenirs. The elaborate and decorative design is added for personality and identity. The trend must have caught up with the commons and now, we see them used in weddings of modern day couples.
Proper Wedding Monogram Etiquette
You might wonder if there is a hard and fast rule about creating a monogram. Traditionally, the answer is yes. Wedding monograms are constructed using three letters: the initials of the bride and groom, usually in small letters flanked by a bigger letter in the middle representing the initial of the last name of the newlywed couple. But these days, it could just be the couple's initials and the the use of typeface or font and integration of designs are just preferential and would really depend on the couple’s personal taste.
While traditionally, wedding monograms are used in wedding souvenirs, its application has become limitless and could be used with any wedding element.
Here are several ingenious ways of personalizing your wedding through the use of wedding monograms:
Embroidered monogram on a wedding dress to keep up with the something blue tradition.
Monogram embroidered on the wedding veil.
In true royal tradition, announce your upcoming wedding by including your monogram on your wedding invite.
Your monogram stamped on personalized hangers to hang your wedding dress with.
Floral arrangement to adorn the church door.
Garland wreath with the couple's monogram prominently displayed at the wedding ceremony venue.
A lovely monogrammed wedding aisle runner that can be handed down to the next generation as a family tradition.
Something for the bride and bridesmaids - monogrammed ribbons to go with their floral bouquets.
Here's something we're seeing in weddings these days - Gobo. The couple's monogram projected to a wall as an awesome backdrop at the wedding reception.
Here's a cool variation, the wedding monogram projected on the dance floor.
Simple, elegant and classy wedding cake with monogrammed initials of the newlyweds.
Monogram cake toppers to adorn an specially made wedding cake.
We are loving this wooden monogram guest book. It will definitely find its way as a decor in the couple's new home.
Wedding souvenirs packed in lovely monogrammed boxes.
Have fun creating your personalized monogram!
Lots of Love,