I love monograms.  I know what you are thinking; what is so special about a monogram? Don’t get me wrong. I know some couples use really standard monograms at the top of the invitations, which are never to be seen or heard from again.  This post is not aiming at that kind of usage.  This post is aiming at the couple who work to create (by themselves or with the help of graphic designers) a symbol that can be used in a myriad of ways not only on their big day, but throughout their lives together.

I have a few fabulous examples to show, but first maybe we should discuss how to create wedding/couple monograms.  You can go any number of directions including:

  • First letter of your married last name
  • Bride and groom’s first initials (in that order)
  • Bride’s first initial, married name initial, groom’s first initial – typically the married initial is bigger than the other 2
  • Any combination of the above with the full last name or couple’s full names included

Really the sky is the limit.  One thing to keep in mind is that the bride’s first name or initial is typically first. Other than that…have fun with it.

Over the course of the week, I will be showing you all the fun things that can be done with your monograms.  Here are a few monogram styles.  This is just the tip of the iceberg!  You can be as simple or creative as you would like.  Just pick something that you can continue to incorporate into your stationary and even your home decor for years to come.  All of the following images are from the Brides magazine website.  The website and the magazine are truly fabulous resources.