MONOGRAM ETIQUETTE

SINGLE-INITIAL MONOGRAMS

Single initial monograms typically use the last name for adults and the first name for children. It is all what you prefer!

TWO-INITIAL MONOGRAMS

Two initial monograms for singles typically use the first and last initials. For a married couple, they typically use the bride and groom's first initials.

THREE-INITIAL MONOGRAMS

Three initial monograms for singles typically are in the order of the first initial on the left, LAST initial in the center, and middle initial on the right. When being used as a uniform size, they are placed in the order of first, middle, last initial.

MARRIED COUPLE MONOGRAM

Married couples traditionally use the brides first initial on the left, the couple's last initial in the center, and the grooms last initial on the right. This style is becoming more commonly used for household items that the bride and groom will share.

MARRIED LADY MONOGRAMS

Monograms for married ladies can vary according to preference. Traditionally, married women use their first initial on the left, their married last initial in the middle, and their maiden last initial on the right. It is becoming more common now for married women to use their middle name and not their maiden initial for the right side. Traditionally, the wife's married monogram has been used on household items that the bride and groom will share, however it is becoming more common to use the married couple monogram.

WHAT ABOUT THE GUYS?

Yes, they can have monograms, too! Here are some different formats that can be used for males.

HAPPY MONOGRAMMING!