MB Monogram or BM Monogram, Crest, Logo

Friday, September 9, 2022

Selecting a Vintage Monogram

An elegant and classic decoration for a wedding invitation is a vintage monogram like this MB monogram (or BM monogram) that was printed in gold on this traditional wedding invitation. The M and the B are interlocked together, in an artistic embrace representing the first names of each of the couple. A monogrammed invitation is a way to show the uniting of two people into one symbol. It’s also beautiful artwork that can be used on lots of different wedding items, like the invitations, cocktail napkins, coasters, and thank you cards.

If you’d like to order flat prints of the BM monogram (or MB monogram), you can do so directly here: BM Monogram or MB Monogram Collection. If you’d like a custom print in letterpress or foil please contact us.

For this wedding invitation, Brianna and Michael are the couple using the B and M of their first names for their custom monogram. This is also called a duogram, with the duo together in a new symbol of union. This style of traditional wedding invitation is very simple, with the monogram at the top and the elegant text below it. This kind of classic invitation will still look great in 10, 20, 30 years and beyond. Really this kind of simple and classic invitation with an MB duogram and BM duogram never goes out of style.

Monogrammed Personal Stationery

Another way to use an MB monogram (or BM monogram) is on personal stationery. This may also be for a single individual, where the initials represent that person’s first and last names. This monogrammed notecard below is perfect for a personal note, or a wedding thank you card to match the invitations.

GS Monogram or SG Monogram, Crest, Logo

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Vintage Monogram

When you have an SG monogram (or GS monogram) in a classic style, it’s the perfect decoration to an elegant wedding invitation or personal stationery. The curve of the S embraces the G, like an intertwined hug representing a new life together. One of the two initials is shaded to create a contrast between the two letters. In the past, a monogram for a couple might include the new couple’s shared last name. Many people still do that, but we more often see the couple using the starting letters of their first names. The result is something formal and classic combined with a contemporary meaning.

We have an extensive collection of item with this SG GS logo already ready to print. For flat-printed pieces please visit: GS Monogram or SG Monogram Collection. If you would like a different color, or custom prints in letterpress or foil, please contact us.

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The wedding invitation below uses the SG Monogram (GS Monogram) as a decoration at the top of the invitation. In this case the monogram is printed in a gold color, but we also love to see monograms in a silver foil or a blue letterpress. In this invitation, Gayle and Stephen represent their new life together with this intertwined S and G.

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Classic Personal Stationery

A monogram like this one is often used as a personal logo for notecards and thank you notes. The folded card below also makes a great gift for someone you know who loves writing actual notes that come in the mail. At Digby & Rose we always love receiving an actual card with a message from a loved one. In this logo, the S and G are still very readable and it’s easy to see what letters are being used.

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LM or ML Monogram, Crest, Logo

Monday, September 5, 2022

An elegant letterpress notecard with an antique ML or LM monogram is a beautiful way to send a greeting on special personal stationery. The intertwined letterpress M and L are a retro style, reminiscent of a time when personalized notes would be sent between friends and family. We have this LM ML monogram available on regular flat printed notecards here: LM or ML Monogram Collection. For a letterpress ML LM notecard, please contact us for your custom project. We can do letterpress cards in any color, or print them in gold foil (or other colors of foil).

LM or ML monogram notecards

Custom monograms are also used on classic formal wedding invitations as a way of showing a couple’s new life together. The joined ML and LM letters are a symbol of new life together, and make for a classic decoration on traditional wedding invitations. Often the same custom monogram is used on other items for the couple like cocktail napkins and coasters for the wedding or engagement party. This invitation has an M and L monogram printed in gold, with formal wording for a Washington DC wedding. An invitation also looks great printed on eggshell cotton paper. We have also printed many monogram wedding invitations in gold foil or different colors of letterpress. Please contact us if you would like a custom print for your LM or ML monogram.

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Although this ML LM monogram is printed in gold, we can do a design that prints the monogram in any color. If you would like a custom monogram for your wedding invitations or other events, just get in touch and we can personalize your invitations or stationery.

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