The Q: I'd really love to have a monogram for my wedding reception. I've seen them projected on dancefloors and I love it and I thought it would be nice to use for my programs. But, I have no idea how to get one made. Any ideas? Is it expensive?
The A: Monograms actually bring out the inner romantic in me- it's the graphic representation of two individuals uniting (sweet, right?) And I remember a few years ago being really excited because we had a client who was a graphic designer and able to create a great monogram that we used in several places around the wedding. Today though, it's easy for anyone to have access to great monograms at a really reasonable price. Here are some of my favorites:
I really like I Do Weddings- these are more logos than monograms, but for $45 they will send you a selection of 4 designs. These were for a beachy wedding theme.
If you want something MUCH more traditional, MC Designs will create an array of gorgeous monograms that they can imprint on items like towels, napkins and more. They are monograms for a lifetime (and are priced as such- $275!) but they are classic, traditional designs. The downside is the lead time AND you should call about getting a digital image for wedding use.
But probably my favorites were found on Marry Monograms. This site offers over 200 MONOGRAMS (not wedding logos- b/c some very nice ones can be found on beau coup) sorted into six different styles (Romantic, Classic, Contemporary), each for about $30.