We are often asked by customers whether we can personalize our paper parasols with a custom design or monogram for their wedding day. Unfortunately, the answer is no. We just don't have the manpower to be able to offer that service. It takes a great deal of patience and many hours to handpaint a paper parsol, but we have seen some absolutely gorgeous results from brides who took the time to add this special detail to their wedding.
The easiest way to personalize a paper parasol with your monogram is to trace the initials on to paper, paint them with a metallic paint and then use a spray adhesive to glue them to the top of the parasol. Make sure that you have the letters positioned exactly where you want them and start with the middle initial so that you can center the two smaller initials on either side. You can also trace the monogram or phrase onto the parasol and then paint it directly onto the rice paper using a bright or metallic paint so that it stands out.
There are also companies who will do the work for you, but it is not cheap. In fact, if you're a bride on a budget, don't event consider this option! Handpainted parasols will cost anywhere from $50.00 and up.
Below are some fabulous examples of custom monograms on plain white parasols, but they would also look great on a colored parasol as well. If you have the time, this is a worthwhile DIY project that will look amazing in photos.