Monograms – The Latest Wedding Trend
by: Michael Kabel

Monograms are one of the hottest wedding trends of recent years, with some brides even planning their entire reception theme around their designs. While that might seem a bit overboard, there’s no denying the monogram’s classy charm and stylish sophistication. They’re popping up more and more throughout the wedding festivities – during the rehearsal dinner, at the reception, sometimes even at the ceremony.

When planning wedding gifts and especially favors to give your guests, monograms are an easy way to add that personal touch. They can be ordered through select wedding gift and favor retailers online, often with very quick delivery times.

But where to place the monogram, for both maximum stylishness and aesthetic effect? Here’s a few suggestions to help you figure out where to put these unique, creative accents to your wedding memorabilia.

· Stationary: placing a monogram on writing paper, invitations, thank you notes and programs creates a unique and distinctive touch.

· Seals and Stickers – making decals of your monogram and placing them on gifts, favors, invitations and thank you notes makes them personal, but lends a classy accent.

· Bridal garment linens, such as veils, handkerchiefs, and the bridal train, become personalized with a subtly placed monogram.

In addition, monograms are also a fun and classy way to distinguish gifts and favors for guest and members of the wedding party. Personalization adds a unique touch to all gifts, transforming them from a souvenir to a keepsake.

When ordering monograms for friends and family members, however, remember to use the monogramming format when ordering. Typically, the monogram is ordered with the first name, last name, and then middle initial. For example, someone named John Allen Doe would have “JDA” as their monogram. This is due to the ancient monogramming practice of placing the initial of the last name in the center position, with the other names circling it.

Some popular monogrammed bridesmaid’s gifts include:

· personalized bracelets and necklaces

· tote bags and carry on satchels

· make up pouches

· sterling silver picture frames

Likewise, some monogrammed gifts for groomsmen include:

· beer steins and cocktail glasses

· shaving kits

· cufflinks

· briefcases and satchels

· wallets and money clips

When giving wedding favors to guests, monogramming can bring a sophisticated

touch to even the simplest gifts. Monogramming can be placed on:

· souvenir mint tins

· keepsake jewelry boxes

· tote bags and toiletry gift sacks

· gift pouches, filled with candies, coffee, or tea

· gift fans, which work especially well for summertime outdoor weddings

· wine stopper and pourers

These are only a few simple ideas, of course. In fact, the places to put monograms are limited only by the bride or wedding planners’ imagination. Depending on the item, monogramming may also be available in bulk quantities.

My Wedding offers a complete range of monogrammed gifts and favors, including all the items mentioned in this article. For a complete listing of their gift and favor catalogue, visit their website at this address: