26 Monogram Wedding Ideas We Love
Monogramming is an age-old practice with roots in ancient nobility. What once began as Greek and Roman coin signatures became a marker of aristocratic property and a sign of prestige. Today, monograms carry on that symbolism, but are far from stuffy or exclusive. Brides and grooms from all over have embraced their initials for a variety of reasons and in a variety of ways. Whether used to carry a cohesive design throughout your wedding or as nod to familial ties, monograms can be made modern or kept traditional, and add personalized flair to your big day. Looking to celebrate your combined (or separate!) initials or (literally) sign off on all of your celebration's décor? See how real couples incorporated their names into their weddings to get inspiration for your own. From the programs to the cake—and with designs ranging from conventional to casual—you might be surprised by just how much you'll want your name on!
Wax Seal Monograms
Monogrammed stationery is popular in itself, but this couple stepped it up by sticking a monogram in their seals. The gold, initial-printed stamps made an appearance on their escort cards.
This decades-old Irish handkerchief held special meaning for this bride—and not just because it was her "something old" and "something blue." The heirloom was embroidered with her new initials by her grandmother, who was unable to attend the wedding.
Monogrammed Wax Sealed Envelopes
This bride and groom put a personal touch on two canvases, though not with a traditional three-letter monogram. Commissioned by street artist I Still Love You, the fabric replaced a conventional guest book and featured their first initials.
Monogrammed Ring Pillow
Wedding rings are incredibly personal, so why not make their pillow personal too? The MOB sewed this cushion with her daughter and son-in-law's monogram and wedding date.
Monogrammed Wedding Cake
A faux bois design was finished off with the wedding monogram on this Tier Luxury Cakes dessert.
Monogrammed Wedding Program
This ribbon-bounded, floral-printed, monogram-adorned booklet was designed by Emily Isabella. What could be more suited for the vibrant garden wedding it served at?
These assorted linen napkins made by Sferra doubled as keepsakes for the couple.
This big, wreath-ringed sign made a statement above the bar at this couple's wedding. It also appeared by the venue's entry gates and on cocktail napkins and the dinner menus.
This bride made her bouquet her own with the help of her soon-to-be mother-in-law. Her MIL embroidered a family handkerchief with the bride's first initial, which she then wrapped around the bottom of her blooms.
Talk about creative—and delicious. Grand Bevy concocted this signature cocktail and used cinnamon, ground espresso beans, and edible gold to add the monogram. The drink itself was made from vodka, Lillet, cucumber, basil, ginger honey, and lemon.
Initialed Cake Stand
Remember when carving your initials in a tree trunk meant you'd be together forever? This couple revamped the idea with this gilded, monogrammed cake stand. Post-wedding, the piece was repurposed as a side table. (FYI: This so beats harming a living tree, and bonus points for the recycling!)
Monogrammed Welcome Bag
Monogrammed Guest Book
Photographs with Monograms
Photo booths are an ever-popular wedding addition, but what made this one extra special was the couple's monogram on each snapshot.
Monogrammed Cocktail Napkins
These darling pink cocktail napkins were customized with a glitzy-gold version of this couple's monogram.
Banners like these were placed throughout this couple's venue and included both grooms' initials and the celebration's date.
The groom at this wedding gave his bride a heartfelt present—a custom gold charm with the couple's monogram.
Monogram Cake Topper
These fun letter toppers were put together to form a 3D monogram on this couple's wedding cake.