In last week’s issue of the Evening Standard I read an interesting article entitled ‘Just Your Type’ which focused on designers using typography for inspiration this AW. I rather liked Versace’s yellow dress and although I can appreciate Mary Katrantzou’s typewriter dress for its creativity, it’s not the easiest of dresses to pull off. It got me thinking though about how monograms, initials and lettering can be used to personalise a wedding reception, and once I started brain storming and researching images I found it hard to stop!
One of my favourite ways to use a monogram is to decorate the dance floor, either by projecting light on it or using a custom made design. Lights can also be used to project against walls, such as the ‘Mr & Mrs Smith’ writing one of our recent clients had made for their marquee wedding.
Initials look striking when used on cakes and even in slightly quirkier ways such as the moss letters which could form part of the styling of the dessert table for example.
Your wedding invitations can incorporate monograms in many forms but they help to set the tone of the day. The same details can then follow onto your ceremony by having a personalised aisle runner.
Providing a fun alternative for some of your photos can be the use of sparklers to spell out each other’s initials, or having large letter props as a backdrop.
Other details that I couldn’t fit on here include embroidering your initials onto the napkins or printing a table runner, or how about having custom made confetti of your initials for your guests to throw or to sprinkle onto the drinks trays? For more ideas take a look at our Pinterest board of monograms x.
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