Hand-lettered Monograms... & some places to put them!
Noun: A motif of two or more letters, typically a person's initials, usually interwoven or otherwise combined in a decorative design, used as a logo or to identify a personal possession.
A traditional monogram, such as the one in the centre, recall days gone by with their old-fashioned letter forms and graceful decorations...But monograms can also be decidedly modern!
Some of these "monograms" shown above are not technically monograms but calligraphed names. I like to think of them as modern monograms! They have all the elegance and eternity of tradtional monograms, with their entwining letters and loops but with a greater sense of freedom. A hand-lettered calligraphy monogram makes a beautiful addition to your wedding stationery. However, a monogram can be added just about anywhere :)
Here's a little list of wedding items that can be monogrammed!!!
- champagne glasses
- custom postage stamps
- the inside hem of your dress
- the ring bearers pillow
- the aisle runner
- signs for the back of the bride & grooms chair
- your veil
- shot glasses
- place cards
- favors like candles or chocolates
- custom rubber stamps
- Even the wedding cake!