Whether engraved on gold rings, embroidered on a handkerchief, or printed with gold foil on invitations, monograms are a hallmark of the traditional wedding. Today, modern couples are reclaiming the monogram as a personal memento of their union, for their wedding day and after.

When a recent client told me she wanted a monogram designed for her guest book, which consisted of single pages in Brooklyn Betrothed’s Floral Designer Rebecca Shepherd’s vintage typewriter, we talked about the different forms and uses of a monogram. She loved the versatility of having a reusable stamp to keep after the wedding day. The sketches were based on her husband-to-be’s art work, their love of asymmetry, Chinese lanterns (the flower), and her fantastic Steampunk back tattoo!  The finished monogram is a 3″ stamp and for the wedding, it is dipped in copper to match the wedding colors.

A couple things to think about before you start: What do you want to use the monogram for, and what initials are you going to maintain after your union?

I wish you the best creating your personal wedding details!