Monday Obsession: Monograms Done Right

Monograms get a bad rap. I know I’ve seen some cheesy ones in my day, but lately people have been getting it right and making them look better than ever for weddings. Dare I say chic? Monograms instantly transform something from ordinary to a custom designed item- just with a few initials. Plus, they remind everyone why they’re all there celebrating in the first place- to see two people start their lives together and become one, and there can’t be a better reason to put your initals all over everything than that,right?

{Wall decal monogram via Bash Please, photo by Charley Star}

Decals are a great way to cover a large, white space with something decorative. The best part, they come right off at the end of the night and are often resuable, so you can stick up your monogram at home too!

{Reception table shot by Jill Thomas Photography}

This head table is about as traditional as they come, and I love everything about it! Best place to display your monogram? Right in front of you and your sweetie! Will make for great photos all night.

{Escort display with Moss Monogram via Ruffled shot by Kyle Hale}

The moss monogram has become a staple at weddings; usually seen hanging off chairs or on the doors into the reception. I love how they framed this one and used it with the moss covered escort card table. Another item to display at home after the wedding!

{Cake and invites via Greylikes, photo by Samuel Lippke }

The cake monogram is probably the trickiest of all to master. This one nailed it continuing the same script used on the invites. Love how it’s subtle and not all in your face. Goes great with the rest of the rustic decor!

{Custom Monogram Heraldry by Happy Menocal via Coco + Kelly}

Beyond obsessed with these custom heraldries! If I was going the monogram route this would be my first stop- having a custom crest made!! Love how much personality shines through each of them- can’t get that through a plain old monogram. I believe that is the key to having them work at a wedding. Make it your own! Each one of these reflected the feel of the wedding and ended up being a totally fun element.