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25 Ways to Show Off Your New Name

Looking to personalize your wedding décor? Enter: the monogram. No matter the wedding style, no matter the venue, there’s always a place to display those new letters. Whether you choose to brand your and your spouse’s last initial on the dance floor, a monogram on a napkin, or the first letters of your names in big marquee lights, we really can’t think of a sweeter or more romantic touch. And after looking through these ideas, you won’t be able to either.

By: Hillary Hoffower

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  • Aisle Runner

    Aisle Runner

    As if an aisle runner of flower petals couldn’t get anymore romantic, this one gets a special twist in the form of a pink petaled monogram.

    Photo Credit: Steve Steinhardt

  • Ceremony Backdrop

    Ceremony Backdrop

    Modern meets rustic in this minimalist ceremony backdrop complete with the bride and groom’s initials.

    Photo Credit: James Moes

  • Doors

    Doors

    Thick letters of greenery displayed across entrance doors are the perfect way to greet guests at the venue.

    Photo Credit: Brumley & Wells

  • Bouquet Ribbon

    Bouquet Ribbon

    Personalize the ribbon on your bouquet with your new monogram for some sweet Southern charm.

  • Welcome Sign

    Welcome Sign

    The ceremony entrance sign is the perfect place to show off your new initials. This one gets a minimalist touch with a sprig of greenery.

    Photo Credit: Elyse Hall Photography

  • Aisle Marker

    Aisle Marker

    We’re feeling all the romance with this wrought iron gate, beautiful wreath, and monogram trifecta of an aisle marker.

    Photo Credit: Brumley & Wells

  • Candles

    Candles

    Rustic birch candles engraved with initials evoke the sweet memories of young love.

  • Welcome Table

    Welcome Table

    An oversized monogram in greenery makes a statement against the glitzy backdrop of a welcome table.

    Photo Credit: Michele Beckwith

  • Gobo Lighting

    Gobo Lighting

    Use gobo lighting to dress up a blank wall. It makes a statement while saving you money on decorations.

  • Bar Backdrop

    Bar Backdrop

    This bar is getting lit, thanks to a glowing scroll of initials. Placed on turf and framed by white ferns, it makes for one lush backdrop.

    Photo Credit: Melissa Jill Photography / Event Planner: The Eventeur

  • Bar

    Bar

    A monogram gets even more personalized when it’s hand-painted on a bar with artsy designs in pretty pastels.

    Photo Credit: Hunter Ryan Photo

  • Cocktail Accessories

    Cocktail Accessories

    From drink stirrers to napkins, don’t forget your cocktail accessories! They need some monogram love, too.

    Photo Credit: Ryan Ray Photography

  • Escort Cards

    Escort Cards

    Give your escort cards an official touch by stamping your initials on them. We love how these double as sparklers for the wedding exit — resourceful!

  • Table Numbers

    Table Numbers

    Know what else your table numbers need besides a number? Your initials, of course!

  • Sweetheart Chairs

    Sweetheart Chairs

    How adorable is this springtime inspired setup? Adorn your sweetheart chairs with the initial of your and your spouse’s last name, a thick swag of foliage, and trailing ribbon for pure prettiness.

  • Table Napkins

    Table Napkins

    Cloth napkins embroidered with your monogram are traditional and classic. Plus, they’re something that will get a lot of mileage post-wedding in your new home!

    Photo Credit: Jose Villa

  • Dance Floor

    Dance Floor

    Gilded initials on the dance floor lend an elegant touch in this luxe reception setting.

    Photo Credit: Melia Lucida

  • Lounge Area

    Lounge Area

    Spruce up your lounge area with marquee letter lights. It not only adds a bit of personalization but an industrial vibe as well.

    Photo Credit: Anagram Photo

  • Ceremony Chairs

    Ceremony Chairs

    Sleek and chic, these acrylic ceremony chairs stamped with initials have a contemporary vibe.

    Photo Credit: Our Labor of Love

  • Sweetheart Table

    Sweetheart Table

    What better place to put your initials than right on the sweetheart table? These ones combine with romantic candles for a magical effect.

    Photo Credit: Ether and Smith

  • Seating

    Seating

    If you have unique seating during cocktail hour, emblazon it with the initial of your last name. This bucolic bench has some farmstyle charm thanks to double wagon wheels.

  • Wedding Cake

    Wedding Cake

    A traditional white wedding cake gets a unique touch with gilded fondant initials.

  • Cake Topper

    Cake Topper

    Forget the old-fashioned miniature bride and groom cake toppers — modern, edible initials are so much more fun.

    Photo Credit: Emily Delamater

  • Favors

    Favors

    Personalize your favors, like these cute koozies, with your new family crest. Guests will never forget where they got them from!

  • Getaway Car

    Getaway Car

    We’re loving that this getaway car is a golf cart! Perfect for a country club wedding. Even better is that it boasts a charming wreath monogram on the front.

    Photo Credit: Rachel Red Photography

25 Ways to Show Off Your New Name

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