How many monograms are too many monograms? There’s no such thing in my book! My wedding theme was Southern Elegance, but if we are being real it was monograms. As a monogram-aholic, I went all out and pretty much put a monogram on everything at my wedding.
As I was getting my hair and makeup done on the day of the wedding my makeup artist jokingly asked how many total monograms do you think you have for the wedding. I laughed and said not enough… As I reflect back on my wedding I wanted to share with you just everything that was monogrammed. And boy is it quite a list.
Monograms are very trendy right now, but they actually date as far back as the Roman and Greek era as a form of currency from the rulers. (Read the full history here.) Throughout the years it has transformed into a southern tradition.
Everything Monogrammed on my Big Day
Veil – Don’t get me started on that disaster story (Read the tea here!)
Monogram Gobos (custom lights) x2 – (one for the ceremony and one for the dance floor) also a slight disaster…long story short, don’t procrastinate.
Bride’s Monogram Necklace – Gift from Jared
Bridesmaid’s Monogram Necklace – My gift to them
Jared’s Monogram shirt – see he’s even obsessed
Crystal Decanter and Tumblers – My gift to Jared
Bouquet Wrap – also waited until the last minute but the embroidery kiosk at the mall came through!
Reception Shoes – This was perfect for the honeymoon
Wine Glass Party Favors for Guests
Moss Letters of Photobooth Backdrop – This tied in our moss aisle markers.
Moss Letters at Sign In Table – well if we already had one, might as well have another!
Gold Balloons during Cocktail Hour – We kept the decorations minimal in the cocktail room, so this was an easy affordable decoration.
Champagne Flutes for the Toast – Perfect keepsake for the future.
Cake Cutter – We opted for a personalized cake topper with our full name, so I had to get that monogram in there somewhere!
Ok, wow that was a lot of monograms.
Here’s a little breakdown of my thought process behind the formatting of the monograms. To signify my last name changing, everything that was mine like my veil, necklace, shoes, etc. had my initials including my maiden name. Order: First Name | Married Last Name | Maiden Last Name. I did it this way to symbolize transitioning my old name to my new name. Now that I have been married for about 8 months, I have since left my old name and transitioned my monograms to my First Name | Married Last Name | Middle Name.
Anything that represented us a couple I used the format of Bride’s Name | Last Name | Groom’s Name.
I think because I stuck primarily to the same interlocking font all of the monograms were cohesive and blended in with the seersucker and southern elegance theme.