Inspiration for your road to the altar

Knock, Knock

February 15, 2008
There are double doors at the entrance of our reception tent, and this gives me an excuse to do something fun with our initials. A few weeks ago I was at JoAnn Fabrics and found these letters for $3.00/piece…score! Now the question is what exactly do I do with them…fresh flowers?
Paint and ribbon?
Tissue paper?
Or moss?

(Photos courtesy of Mrs. Pootiekins bio, Martha Stewart, BrideStarr bio, and Classic Bride respectively). The paint or tissue paper solutions would be the easiest, but the flowers and moss are by far my favorites. I think that for the flowers/moss you would need foam initials instead of wooden ones, because you would probably secure it to the foam with flower pins. Foam initials are cheap and easy enough to come by, but I don’t see me really having the time to put moss or flowers on the letters that close to the wedding. So I am leaning towards paint and ribbon…what do you think?

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Knock, Knock

February 15, 2008
There are double doors at the entrance of our reception tent, and this gives me an excuse to do something fun with our initials. A few weeks ago I was at JoAnn Fabrics and found these letters for $3.00/piece…score! Now the question is what exactly do I do with them…fresh flowers?
Paint and ribbon?
Tissue paper?
Or moss?

(Photos courtesy of Mrs. Pootiekins bio, Martha Stewart, BrideStarr bio, and Classic Bride respectively). The paint or tissue paper solutions would be the easiest, but the flowers and moss are by far my favorites. I think that for the flowers/moss you would need foam initials instead of wooden ones, because you would probably secure it to the foam with flower pins. Foam initials are cheap and easy enough to come by, but I don’t see me really having the time to put moss or flowers on the letters that close to the wedding. So I am leaning towards paint and ribbon…what do you think?

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Monogram Etiqutte

January 7, 2008

I was getting ready to make a wedding related purchase this weekend (more on that later) and as I got to the personalization portion, I was stuck on the monogram. It’s something we’re going to use during our ceremony so I think we can get away with using our combined monogram. But as I got ready to enter our initals, I wasn’t sure who’s was supposed to come first. I wanted it to be the style with our married surname initial in the middle & each of our first initials on either side (like the one above from Jack & Lulu). I am sure there has to be etiquette for who’s initial is supposed to go where, but I found a lot of conflicting info. I know that prior to the ceremony you’re not supposed to use your married monogram anywhere, but if you want to use one you can simply use your first names, like this (image from Lucky Me!):
Or you can use a combination of each of your first and last initials, something like this (image hastily created by me just to use as an example):
Through my research, I also found out that traditionally only the woman’s monogram should appear on any linens. I see it done differently all the time, but if you’re going “buy the book” apparently that’s how it’s done. But as far as the three letter monogram, I found info that says the woman’s name (and therefore initial) should always be listed first as a courtesy. Then I also found that the man’s initials should never be split up, so his should come first in the three letter design:
I know that it doesn’t actually matter, but I like to be accurate! I’ve tried to look for a Peggy/Emily Post answer to this and came up with nothing. Crane’s has a lot of info about individual monogram’s but I am not coming up with much as far as couple’s monograms go. Any ideas or resources?

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