These favors are decorated with elongated letters. Print monogram onto rectangular papers; trim with scalloping scissors. Wrap cardboard cylinders with layers of tissue paper; top with monogrammed paper, and secure with double-sided tape. Tie one end with rickrack. Fill with candy, and tie off.
If you give charitable donations in guests' names, here's a beautiful way to let them know. Cut 7-by-4-inch pieces from patterned papers. Write or use your computer to print a message on the plain side of each sheet (if you're printing, do so before cutting the paper). Measure and mark papers at 1-inch intervals; fold where marked. Cut top panel into a point. For each, adjust folds to make a hexagon, overlapping top flap, and seal with a monogrammed sticker.
Scan and print art from a monogram book onto adhesive paper; cut out with a large scallop craft punch, and affix to lid. Fold a 1-inch piece of narrow ribbon in half; glue to underside of lid at center front. Fill and close the box, then wrap pleated ribbon around it, and secure in back with double-sided tape.
These monogrammed groom's cakes were given to all at the wedding of Francesca Andrews and Ross Goodwin in New York City. Made by caterer Glorious Food, the cakes were tucked into boxes and bound with bows, which tied them to Andrews's wedding theme: purple. Guests took them home to enjoy or to test tradition: It's said that if an unmarried woman sleeps with a piece of wedding cake under her pillow, she will dream of her own wedding.
For the reception, re-create the beauty of etching with ease. All you need is a rubber stamp, white ink, and glass candleholders -- frosted glass holds ink best. One stamp can form a single motif or an allover pattern. (For a custom design, such as your monogram, have a stamp made at an office-supply store.) To use a large stamp on a cylindrical container, carefully roll it from side to side. Allow a day or two for ink to fully dry.