Monograms By Digby & Rose

EL Monogram or LE Monogram, Crest, Logo

Thursday, December 8, 2022

A Vintage Monogram for Invitations

In wedding invitations, a very classic way to personalize the design is through the use of a vintage logo such as a classic monogram. Most couples now choose to use the first letters of their first names in the monogram, instead of the classic three-letter monogram. This is a modern twist on a vintage style. In the EL or LE logo below, the monogram is done in classic gold with black print, but many other colors can keep the same kind of style, such as navy and gold.

Digital prints of this EL Monogram or LE Monogram design can be found here: EL Monogram LE Monogram Collection. If you’d like a custom print in letterpress or foil please contact us.

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For the wedding below, Emily and Lawrence are using the first letters of their first name in a lovely EL (or LE) duogram. Often the use of a vintage monogram is an indication that this is a more formal and traditional wedding. This is not necessarily true, but other indicators will be the wedding venue, other accessories, and any indication of the dress code for the event.

Monogrammed Cards

Personal stationery cards are also a great place to use an EL monogram (or LE monogram) when it’s time to give a formal or classic touch to a special note. Or, as an elegant thank you note for wedding gifts. It’s also an excellent monogram present, as a timeless card like this can be used for years to come.

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.

GS logo SG logo classic notecard