by Colette Pastore


By: Chelsea DeSimone

One of the most exciting parts of getting hitched is getting to share the same last name as your loved one. What better way to celebrate this new name than thru the use of monograms throughout your wedding décor? We have gathered a few of our favorite simple uses of initials on cakes and table runners.

Cake Topper

Add some texture and color to a plain wedding cake. Use something like fondant to cover the cake in order to create a smooth surface. Then, contact BHLDN and order one of these sweet leafy cake toppers. Choose the initial of your new last name and show it off proudly atop your tasty treat.

Table Runner

This runner is near perfect as it is. Linen and stripes is a classic pair; this table covering is made even more hip with the embroidered monograms on it. This is a great idea to show the joining of your love; the shared last name initial goes in the middle and the first initials of the couples’ first names go on either side. Super cute, if you ask us.

Initialed Cake

This is similar to our first option except instead of using your letter as a cake topper, it is directly on the cake. Have your cake artist design something that is modern and that will show off your new last name. We like that this couple chose to have a faint border drawn around their “g.” This cake balances femininity and simplicity in an ideal fashion.

Girls, be honest… you have always wondered what your last name would end up being. Your wedding day is the best way to show off your new name. Find pretty, small ways to incorporate your initial(s) into your decorations.