Think monograms are too old fashioned for your modern wedding? Definitely not! Monogram lettering can range from florals you can use as photo props to light-up marquees that will illuminate the dance floor. So whether you’re getting ready to host a glam Scandinavian-themed celebration or gearing up for a rustic wedding next fall, these 22 ideas are way cooler than anything Grandma could have ever imagined. Scroll on, because there’s something for every non-traditional, DIY bride to love.

Golden Bouquet Pin

1. Golden Bouquet Pin: There’s a huge difference between old fashioned and a classic, like gold lettering. This golden monogrammed pin makes for a great example — it will look equally lovely attached to your bouquet, wedding gown or bridal clutch. (via Sara + Rocky Photography)

Embroidered Bouquet Wrap

2. Embroidered Bouquet Wrap: Still haven’t found your something blue? An embroidered handkerchief like this one is just right for the romantic bride. Use it as a bouquet wrap or tuck it inside your clutch to whip out whenever you’re feeling teary-eyed. (via Em the Gem)

Wedding Veil

3. Personalized Veil: Give your veil some extra pizzazz by adding your monogram in beautiful fabric letters. This stunning headpiece delivers a one-of-a-kind look that’s traditional and modern all at once. (via Katelyn James)

Embroidered Shirt Cuff

4. Embroidered Shirt Cuff: Classic white shirts with monogrammed cuffs make excellent keepsakes for the groom, groomsmen or anyone wearing a suit. Present them as gifts ahead of the big day and tell all of them to get ready for their close-ups. (via Millie Holloman Photography)

Green Wreath Welcome Sign

5. Green Wreath Welcome Sign: Greet guests in style with a gorgeous gate, green wreath and customized monogram you can display at home later on. (via Brumley + Wells)

Rustic Welcome Sign

6. Rustic Welcome Sign: Planning a shabby-chic celebration? Keep things simple yet stylish with a wooden welcome sign and minimalist monogram in a cool, modern font. (via Elyse Hall Photography)

Hanging Aisle Decor

7. Hanging Aisle Decor: Skip the standard flowers and line the aisle with hanging monogram charms instead. With white ribbon ties and small sprigs of leaves, they’ll add instant elegance in any setting. (via Pasha Belman)

Moss Letter Photo Prop

8. Moss Letter Photo Prop: What’s a wedding day photo shoot without a few fun props? Moss-covered letters look just as great on camera as they will hanging from your chair backs once the reception gets underway. (via Petula Pea Photography)

Floral Letters

9. Floral Letters: Whether you use them as reception decor, send them down the aisle with your flower girls or carry one of them yourself, floral letters offer a great alternative to the traditional bouquet, centerpiece or photo prop. (via Ashlee Taylor)

Golden Letters

10. Golden Letters: Glitz, glamour and metallic details are huge trends for modern winter weddings. Carry the look over to your guest book, gift or sweetheart table with gilded letters, sparkly vases and glitter-rimmed votives. (via Kristyn Hogan)

Cocktail Napkins

11. Cocktail Napkins: Plain white cocktail napkins? No way! Dress yours up with a unique monogram that combines your initials and also features a super sweet heart symbol. (via Heather Kincaid)

Drink Stirrers

12. Drink Stirrers: Stir up some extra fun during cocktail hour by sticking monogrammed swizzle sticks in all of your signature drinks. (via Liz Banfield)

DIY Glittery Champagne Glasses

13. DIY Glittery Champagne Glasses: Glittery glasses showcasing a first or last initial are especially appropriate for wedding day toasts. Grab your bridesmaids and have fun creating a few during the bachelorette party or bridal shower. (via Mike Carreiro)

Light-Up Sweetheart Table Marquee

14. Light-Up Sweetheart Table Marquee: Featuring a paper flower backdrop and light-up marquee in front, this unique sweetheart table display is definitely picture perfect. (via Onelove Photography)

Light-Up Dance Floor Marquee

15. Light-Up Dance Floor Marquee: Couples seeking a more minimalist look will love letting a light-up marquee illuminate the dance floor. It’s a particularly perfect choice when you’re celebrating at a modern, industrial venue. (via Paula O’Hara)

Chocolate Seals

16. Chocolate Seals: These mini cake toppers look like old-fashioned wax seals but are actually made of chocolate. Snag the idea as a totally unexpected way to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. (via Ali Harper)

DIY Chalkboard Cookies

17. DIY Chalkboard Cookies: How cute are these chalkboard-inspired cookies? Easy to customize using your last initial or entire monogram, they’ll be a delicious dessert bar addition. (via Brooke Allison)

Metal Cake Topper

18. Metal Cake Topper: Cupid’s arrow strikes again! This whimsical metal topper adds an ideal finishing touch to a glam gold and white cake. (via Onelove Photography)

Watercolor Cake

19. Watercolor Cake: Complete with watercolor-esque floral designs and a hand-painted initial, this cake is an absolute must for garden-inspired nuptials during the spring. (via Katie Parra Photography)

Moss Wall Dessert Display

20. Moss Wall Dessert Display: An outdoor wedding means you’ll be able to get extra creative with nature-inspired backdrops. The mossy, monogrammed design seen here beautifully complements an elegant vintage dessert display. (via Shelly Taylor Photography)

Favor Bags

21. Favor Bags: Monogrammed favor bags can easily double as awesome escort cards. Choose a jewel tone-inspired color scheme for an on-trend look everyone will love. (via Archetype)

Mason Jar Labels

22. Mason Jar Labels: Mason jars filled with your favorite sweets make for fabulous favors. Add monogrammed labels to help give yours a colorful, cohesive look. (via Katie Stoops Photography)

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