Saturated colors, warm candles, and earthy accents create an elegant vibe. Our Elegant Monogram is an excellent choice for autumn wedding invitations. The design is foil stamped in tawny matte and pink shine for added romance and regal flair, and the hand calligraphy monogram and calligraphy accents bring a unique and personal touch to an already sophisticated design.
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We’re loving this Under the Tree (by Maura Gaulthier) wedding invitation suite submitted by our friends at Catherine Gretta Affairs of Distinction in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The happy couple chose to personalize their invitation a bit, by choosing a text based monogram instead of the tree motif. The patterned envelope liner is scaled down just slightly – adding cool character to this earthy color palette.
ink: espresso | fonts: keyboard accent + gotham body copy | paper: 1-ply ivory| invite size: f8 | liner: the refined mosaic pattern in umber | customization #: 14529 |
Our friends at Seaside Papery submitted this minimalistic letterpress wedding invitation order for us to print. We love the modern color palette of charcoal and blind deboss. The monogram adds a unique touch.
inks: blind deboss + charcoal | fonts: coronation + utrecht | paper: 2-ply white | invite size: #10 | customization #: 13052
Adding a monogram to your letterpress wedding invitation suite is a stylish and sophisticated way to personalize your paper goods. We offer a variety of options for 1, 2 and 3 letter monograms, and you can add a monogram to any of our 300+ invitation designs for no additional charge! Monograms can be created from any of our fonts for free, but if you’re looking for a custom, hand-calligraphed monogram, those are also available (additional charges do apply). Today we’re sharing some inspiration for monograms that will go perfectly with a destination, formal, modern or vintage wedding invitation set — use these ideas to help pick the perfect monogram for your own letterpress wedding stationery!
This destination invitation not only uses sea-inspired colors, but a monogram created from the indigo font paired with star motifs. Both the font and stars of the monogram reflect the tailored look of a sailor’s uniform – making it a perfect addition to this nautical inspired invitation. If you’re having a destination wedding, consider incorporating a symbolic motif into the monogram.
Formal invitations tend to work best when an ornate, yet elegant monogram is added, so keep this in mind if you’re having a traditional wedding. Monogram 1o takes on the appearance of a royal seal and gives this invitation a completely dignified look.
Bright colors and quirky, over-sized, hand drawn fonts can really modernize an invitation. We used monogram 2j on this wedding invitation for a fun, playful look that represents the bride and groom’s connection. If you’re having a modern wedding, consider a monogram that reflects the personalities of the bride and groom.
Our Harbor Beach design (by Jessica Tierney) looks ultra modern in this letterpress wedding invitation submitted by our friends, Francis Orr in Corona del Mar, California. The color combination of sand and charcoal inks are so subtle, yet crisp. The anchor motif is replaced with a simple monogram and repeated throughout the suite. Charcoal grounds this set from the edge painting to the solid envelope liner. We love the beauty and simplicity that makes the letterpress printing shine.
inks: charcoal + sand | fonts: holden + aurora | paper: 1-ply white | invite size: SQ7 for inner envelope | liner: classic color pattern in charcoal ink | edge painting: charcoal | client coordinator: christie jones | in-house designer: racheal decker
These simple, yet wonderfully unique letterpress birthday invitations sent to us by our friends over at By Invitation Only in Arizona are a real treat! The set features our Modern Light design (by Ian Koenig) and includes a beautiful invitation to the party as well as a reply card. Each piece is printed in our espresso ink and has a charming monogram (which show off the initials for the person of honor as well as his birth date) in the top left corner. Getting these in the mail would be almost as sweet as a slice of the Birthday cake!
ink: espresso | font: requiem | paper: 2-ply ivory | invite size: sq-7 | edge painting: espresso
The beautiful color combination of Geranium and Umber inks breathe new life into our Onalisse (by designer Heidi) letterpress wedding invitations. The reply and direction cards are cleverly combined together onto one card (a great way to cut down on the amount of paper and save $). The classic color envelope liner in geranium ink ties the set together. These colors really embody the feeling of the Fall season.
inks: geranium + umber | fonts: baskerville + pillar | paper: 2-ply ivory | invite size: f-8 | liner: classic color pattern in geranium ink | client coordinator: christie jones | in-house designer: kyle laatsch
Our friends at Union Street Papery in San Francisco, California submitted this customization of our Paradise (by Maura Gaulthier) letterpress wedding invitations and we swooned. The monogram was submitted by the couple and we were able to incorporate it throughout the suite (read more about custom designs here). Letterpressed in amber and prussian blue inks on our 1-ply white paper this super chic invitation set is perfect for a California wedding.
inks: amber + prussian blue | fonts: jubilant + adele | paper: 1-ply white | invite size: f8 | liner: modern floral pattern in amber ink |
Letterpress printed in pewter ink on our 1-ply white paper, this rendition of Alouette Monogram really capitalizes perfectly on the soft and approachable demeanor of Jessica Tierney‘s original wedding invitation design. The couple chose to alter the monogram design just a hint by adding a different cartouche from our cartouche library. These understated invites don’t have to shout to be noticed. And we love them for that.
ink: pewter | fonts: herald + alouette | paper: 1-ply white | invitation size: a7 | client coordinator: chris gannon | in-house designer: kyle laatsch
Last week, we shared invitation wording tips for same sex couples with some pointers from Mark Kingsdorf (esteemed wedding planner and etiquette expert), and now we’re back with more advice from Mark and tips on program wording for same sex couples. How do you recognize parents, grandparents, honor attendants, and other guests on the program? Luckily, there are lots of ways to do it — read on to see some of Mark’s tips.
- Simply say ‘Parents’ and list both sets of parents (as opposed to the traditional “Parents of the Bride” or “Groom’s Parents”). You could also say “Mark’s Parent’s” or “Kyle’s Parents” – this applies for grandparents, too!
- Your wording for attendants can be determined based on the formality of your wedding. In our example below (a tea length program of our Austin Traditional design), each groom’s best man was listed, and the rest of the wedding party was listed under “Honor Attendants”. If you’d like, you can divide the attendants into two columns, placing names on the left or right side depending on which side they’ll be placed on while you’re at the altar.
As with invitation wording, the program text should really fit your style as a couple — if you’ve got a more casual or laid back wedding planned, you can say “Mark’s friends” or “Kyle’s friends” when recognizing your wedding party. Of course, bridesmaids and groomsmen may also be used as well, but if you’ve got men and women in your party, an alternative option would be to list your “Bridesmates” or “Groomsmates”. You can even get creative and incorporate your wedding colors and tie in subtle recognition that way. While there are many possible ways to word your program, it’s important to give recognition to the friends and family members supporting your marriage – so word your programs in a way that best fits your personality and your wedding day.
Our thanks again to Mark for sharing these great tips!