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Owner & designer of Northern Vine Design. I'm a Minneapolis-based stationer creating authentic designs that reflect your unique story.


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A monogram will forever be one of my favorite elements to create when I am designing wedding stationery. Something as simple as the first letter of each forename graces the design with a branding element reflective of the couple. It instantly makes the design feel tailor-made, and effortlessly curates a unified collection.

The items listed below were carefully selected, you are looking to achieve cohesion, not matchy-matchy. Sure, you can add a monogram to every single paper good… but that will feel overwhelming fast. Think about the items that have to be fully customized to meet the needs of your wedding. For example, no one will ever have the same ceremony program or seating chart. Those are the types of items that deserve an extra sprinkle of flare.



1. Wedding Invitation Suite

If you are going to utilize a monogram, be sure to include it on your wedding invitations. Keep in mind, it doesn’t need to be a focal point. It can be dainty and placed on the envelope flap or the belly band. At this point, you simply need to introduce the graphic and let the remaining stationery items follow suit. This kicks off the cohesion and sets the stage.



2. Ceremony Programs

One of the things I love about monograms is that it can be carried out throughout many items that span through multiple spaces. For example, if your ceremony is held in a church, typically the only paper good you have is the program. If the program elements tie into the stationery at the reception, it will create unity between the venues.



3. Welcome Sign

The welcom sign is one of the first elements your guests will see at your event. A monogram that ties into the lead-up items such as the Save the Dates or Invitations gets your guests excited that the day is finally here and they’re presented with a similar theme throughout the occasion.



4. Seating Chart

If you’re taking the seating chart approach, the design and nature of your guests’ names makes this item 100% custom. Seating charts tend to be a statement piece by nature of their size. Why not take it to that next level and add your personalized monogram – make it uniquely yours!



5. Menus

Along the same approach as the seating chart, menus are customized to the entrée selections you’ve decided to serve your guests. I love coordinating the wedding date alongside the monogram on menus. It’s a nice way to create an organic remembrance of the evening.



6. Cocktail Accessories

Your wedding does not need custom cocktail accessories, but it certainly packs a punch and elevates the event. If you’re going for that upscale vibe, opt for your monogram on cocktail napkins, coasters, or a signature drink menu. Heck, or all three! It’s a small and simple detail, but will have your guests raving as they sip their cocktails.



7. Thank You Cards

The closing act to your wedding – thank you cards. This is the final paper good your guests will see and receive regarding your wedding extravaganza. Now that the lifespan of your wedding has come to an end, send off your final stationery item with your monogram and think about adding a coordinating date here as well. It will bring your guests right back to that fun and memorable night.



megan bauer // northern vine design



"Working with Megan was a fantastic experience! She created a beautiful design for my Christmas cards, professionally printed them on quality card stock, and most importantly addressed all my envelopes, which saved me valuable time during the busy holidays. I highly recommend her for any of your invitation or printing needs!"

"Working with Megan was a fantastic experience!"


"Megan has become my go-to source for every stationery need, whether it be save the dates and invitations for my own wedding suite, or stunning baby shower invitations and gift tags with custom watercolors. Megan always delivers beautiful, creative, unique, and thoughtful designs. She goes above and beyond with everything throughout the production process and is AMAZING to work with! Can't wait to work with Megan for all of my special events to come!"

"Megan always delivers beautiful, creative, and thoughtful designs."


"We could not be happier with how our save the dates turned out! Megan is a joy to work with and has an amazing way of turning your ideas into reality. The process has been fun, easy, and stress-free - couldn’t ask for more!"

"Fun, easy, and stress-free -
couldn't ask for more!"