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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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