Instead of a lingerie shower the night before her wedding, we opted to throw a monogram shower for my sweet friend. I had several people ask me what a monogram shower is. It's exactly what the name implies--you give the honoree a monogrammed gift. We included an enclosure card with the invitation demonstrating the bride and groom and couple's monograms.
Our invitation suite, designed by Anna Hatcher Designs. I can't say enough about how great she was to work with, and how quickly she completed my order and provided feedback on what she thought would look best. Great customer service.
We held the shower immediately following the rehearsal dinner in downtown Fort Worth, so everyone had just eaten. Based on this, it made sense to only provide a small amount of food and drink. We had punch and petit fours.
I found the green tray at Hobby Lobby and used my Silhouette to cut the couple's monogram out of vinyl. It just so happens that the bride's personal monogram is also their couple's monogram, so everything she has can perform double duty!
I also purchased one of those Anchor Hocking glass jars from Wal-mart and etched their monogram in it using etching cream. You can barely see that in the picture, but it was used for the flower arrangement. It will be something practical and cute to use in their home in the future.
Everything was hot pink and green, although my camera made it look a little red. One of the other hostesses (my other college roomie!) ordered these cute monogram napkins, and the petit fours came from a Fort Worth mainstay, Blue Bonnet Bakery. YUM.
The bride's sister-in-law made this cute banner with her Silhouette, using elements of our invitation. I think it turned out perfectly!
Our sweet bride and her mother!
I loved the monogram shower theme and hope to throw one again someday! This would be perfect for showering a mother having a second or third child, who has all the gear she needs but would love personalized things for her new baby. But I loved it for a wedding shower. Our bride received a monogrammed Vera Bradley bag, towels, a beautiful table runner, linen napkins, coasters, and I gave her a monogrammed necklace out of tortoise shell.
It was such a fun night, and I think she loved it!