Monograms Archive

Creative escort cards for weddings

For a long time, the best way to display escort cards was to delicately lay them out on a table allowing guests to find their name and table number. While this tradition is still beautifully upheld, more and more brides are coming up with creative ways to display their escort cards. As someone fascinated with calligraphy and lettering, I’m happy to see the spotlight shined on a wedding detail that doesn’t always get the attention that it deserves. Here are images from a few weddings that take a creative approach to escort cards with great success!       

Die-cut escort cards with ombre tassels create a stunning display by Estera Events
David Turner Photography
Calligraphy escort cards displayed in ornate oval frame held in place with ribbon bands
Style Me Pretty    Desi Baytan Photography
I created these starfish escort cards for a beach wedding
Cousins Photography 
For these escorts, I calligraphed the names on translucent envelopes
The insert cards with bold numerals show through softly and create a nice juxtaposition

I created these escort cards for a feature in WellWed Magazine
Love the torn edge and the vintage lamp shade

Branding Your Wedding with a Monogram

A monogram is a great way to brand your wedding, from the invitation to wedding day accessories like programs, menus, cocktail napkins. It could even appear on your cake and, of course, your thank you cards.

As a calligrapher and stationer, I love creating monograms!  What’s especially great about hand lettering a monogram is being able to intertwine the letters to visually unite them.  It’s so meaningful for a wedding and the hand lettering adds such a personal touch.

A note on monogram etiquette~  It is preferred to not use your married monogram until after the wedding ceremony.  For save-the-dates, invitations and ceremony programs, use a monogram with just your first initials or first names. Of course, that same monogram can be used at your reception.  If you are introducing your monogram at the reception, feel free to use your married initials.

Here are a few of my favorite projects that incorporate monograms. I loved designing them!
Click here to see more

Ceremony Programs

Engagement Invitation
 Wedding Menu