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Chances are, from the time you got engaged you've been doodling your new initials, and your new monogram. So when it comes time to register for wedding gifts, embrace the new moniker that will symbolize the joining of you and your soon-to-be husband. From sheets to glasses, check out our favorite monogrammed items to add to your wedding registry.
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You're sharing a bed and all that comes with it — pillows, sheets, etc. So, you may as well mark your newly shared territory with your merged monogram. Whether you're looking for a subtle nod to your intertwined initials or a full on display, there are tons of options when it comes to personalizing your bedding. Restoration Hardware offers personalization services on most of their bedding options for a small fee, as does Pottery Barn and tons of other retailers. Consider personalizing the corners of pillowcases, fold-down area of top sheets, or make the design the focal point of your comforter / duvet cover. (Italian Hotel Satin Stitch Ivory Sheet Set, $29-135, Restoration Hardware)
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Bar & Drinkware
Raise a glass to your new name — literally. Monogramming your favorite glasses is a fun way to add a bit of uniqueness and sentiment to your bar cart, wine rack, or wherever you store your stemware! (You'll definitely want to display these!) Bed Bath and Beyond's Susquehanna Lace glasses can be customized in a variety of fonts and designs to suit your personal style. Target also carries a wide range of pieces to sport your new initials, from personalized mini-mason jar shot glasses, whiskey glasses and pitchers, too. For coffee and tea lovers, Anthropologie's initial mugs are a fun way to begin your day. (Homegrown Monogram Mug, $5, Anthropologie)
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While bathroom items may be the last thing you think of when it comes to personalization, embroidering towels with your new moniker is a perfect way to make your towels uniquely yours. (Practical yet indulgent décor? Yes please!) Be reminded of your perfect wedding day with monogrammed towels by designer Avanti, available at Macy's in a variety of hues to match any scheme. Bed Bath & Beyond also offers the "Personalize This" option for their towels, with color and embroidery options for one to three initials. (Avanti Bath Towel, starting at $9.99, Macy's)
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Tabletop & Décor
Coasters, runners, and candleholders, oh my! There are so many options for fun customization when it comes to your tabletop and décor. Pottery Barn carries a plethora of placemats, napkins and napkin rings partner to form the perfect set up your dining room tablescape and complete the look with a monogrammed hurricane to hold your favorite candles. (Linen Hemstitch Napkin and Placemat, $48 - $60, Pottery Barn)
Just remember this pro tip: While it may be tempting to splash your new monogram over anything and everything you can, try to show some restraint. By selecting just a few monogrammed pieces to add to your housewares and décor, you'll add a dash of classic personalization to your home together without "labeling" everything you own. Remember, less is more!