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Monogram Wedding Theme

Updated on July 26, 2010

Choosing Your Wedding Theme

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! If you haven’t chosen a theme yet, you should consider a Monogram Wedding Theme. This way you can showcase your new monogram in a variety of ways and your wedding theme will truly be unique to you and your fiancée. The monogram can be used from invitations to thank you cards, decorations to favors and everything in between. Your monogram can be displayed as a single letter (signifying your last name), two individual monograms (for you and your fiancée), or as a joint monogram with the bride’s first name initial listed first, your married last name in the center, and the groom’s first name initial listed last.

For example, if Barry Elvin Johnson and Sue Ann Davis were to be married (and Sue is taking Barry's last name), their single monogram initial would be J for Johnson. Their individual monograms would be SJA and BJE, and their joint married monogram would be displayed as SJB. Oftentimes the large center initial (signifying the last name) is displayed using a larger font than the surrounding initials.

If you decide to go with a monogram wedding, don't think that you are locked in to using a single type of monogram. You can use a single monogram letter for your personalized envelope seals, print the bride and groom's first names on a background that includes their last name monogram initial, or mix monogram styles on the guest favors. The best part of a monogram wedding are the unlimited options that you have for displaying your new married name!

Personalized Unity Candle

Add a monogram to your unity candle to create a lasting keepsake that can be lit on every anniversary to celebrate your wedding day!
Add a monogram to your unity candle to create a lasting keepsake that can be lit on every anniversary to celebrate your wedding day!

Invitations and Stationery

After you choose your wedding date and decide on a monogram wedding theme, you'll want to get the word out to family and friends. Depending on how far away your wedding it, you can send monogrammed engage-mints announcing your engagement, personalized Save the Date cards to give your guests' advance notice of your wedding date, or you get right to ordering and sending out the invitations. Depending on your budget and creativity level, you may want to purchase Do It Yourself invitation packets and design a custom invitation - that includes your monogram - like the one shown below.

You can include your monogram on wedding invitations at the top of the invitation itself, as a background image on the invitation, or on your return address labels/envelope seals.The monogram can also be included at the top of your response cards to match your invitations.

During the ceremony, guests will likely receive wedding programs listing the members of your wedding party as well as the details of your ceremony. These programs can be designed to match your invitations by carrying over the same monogram style. This monogram can also be printed on your custom thank you cards, providing unity throughout your stationery and bringing proper closure to your event.

Monogrammed Wedding Invitations

Monogrammed Ceremony Accessories

From your unity candle to your guest book, the ring bearer pillow and even your garter, it is easy to include your custom monogram into all aspects of the wedding ceremony. By using your color scheme as a tie-in, you can find embroidered ceremony accessories, engraved medallions to wrap around your unity candle, or delicately monogrammed bridal hankies that can be tucked into a pocket to wipe away tears of happiness!

Black and White Monogrammed Guest Book

Choose an embroidery thread that matches your color scheme and create a memorable guest book that can be filled with well wishes from your guests.
Choose an embroidery thread that matches your color scheme and create a memorable guest book that can be filled with well wishes from your guests.

Reception Decorations for your Monogram Wedding

Have fun decorating your reception venue and display your monogram theme prominently with a few simple decorating tips and ideas. If there are glass doors leading to your reception, start your guests off with a piece of monogrammed wall art that will cling to the glass doors and can later be displayed in your home.

Create mood lighting with flickering candles that show off your monogram - you can either order ready-made votives with a single letter on the jar or have personalized candles created that display your unique monogram. Candles are also a great guest favor - many are available already packaged so there's no labor involved on your end.

Continue your monogram theme with engraved toasting flutes for the head table. Consider ordering glassware for every member of the bridal party - perhaps wine glasses for the bridesmaids, beer mugs for your groomsmen and coffee/cocoa mugs for the younger participants. Each piece can be engraved with your attendant's unique monogram - not only is it a beautiful item to use at your reception, but the glass will make a memorable thank you gift for your attendants.

Finish the evening with monogrammed cookie favors on your late-night dessert table. Sugar cookies, oreos, even graham crackers can be frosted and decorated in your chosen colors to display the new monogram that the two of you will share from this day forward!

Suggestions for Monogrammed Wedding Favors

Here is a list of wedding favors that can be monogrammed. Your guests will enjoy the favor itself, but the personal touch created by your monogram will make lasting memories.

  • Playing Cards
  • Mint Tins (as shown below)
  • Individually wrapped cookies
  • Candy Jars
  • Candles
  • Glassware - coffee mugs, wine glasses, champagne flutes
  • Match Books
  • Can Koozies
  • Notebooks
  • Pens
  • Lip Balm
  • Individual Warm or Cold Drink Packets (coffee, tea, lemonade, hot cocoa)
  • Chocolates (mini candy bars, kisses or full-size chocolate bars)
  • Keychains
  • Bookmarks
  • Miniature Photo Frames

Monogrammed Mint Tin Favors


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    • Pinkchic18 profile image

      Sarah Carlsley 7 years ago from Minnesota

      These are great, its nice to be able to put a special touch on your favors.

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      TayJuna McGee 7 years ago

      I am planning on marrying the World's Greatest Man in June 2011. I love the monogram wedding theme and will be using it for my own wedding. Thanks for all the great ideas!!!

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      The Perfect Gift 7 years ago from

      Check out for personalized wedding favors.

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      Janice S 7 years ago

      Love the idea of incorporate the couples monogram in the wedding accessories. Great hub!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago


      I have been married forever... But these are really good anniversary celebration ideas as well! Thank you for sharing these great ideas! I think Monograms are elegant as well!


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      raegal 8 years ago from Minnesota

      I love these ideas! I always thought monograms were so elegant.