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Monogram Etiquette

Monogram Etiquette Guide

Here is a brief explanation of today's monogram etiquette: 

1. MONOGRAMMING FOR MARRIED COUPLE OPTIONS

A popular option today is for married couples to combine the bride and groom's initials in the following order, her first name, married last name, his first name. Example: Jody and Mike Wright would look like JWM. 

A second option is a more traditional couples method. This involves the bride's initials in the order of her first name, married last name, maiden name. Example: Jody Smith Wright would look like JWS. 

2. MONOGRAMMING FOR WOMEN - MARRIED/UNMARRIED OPTIONS

A married woman’s monogram is commonly placed in the order of her first name, married last name, maiden name. Example: Jody Smith Wright would look like JWS. 

An unmarried woman’s monogram is commonly placed in the order of her first name, last name, middle name. Example: Courtney Elizabeth Wright would look like CWE. 

3. MONOGRAMMING FOR MEN

We use a modern approach to personalizing items for men and place letters in order of first name, last name, middle name.  A popular approach is to use one initial for the last name as well.  Example: Frank Lee Smith would look like FSL. The other option would be to use last name letter only. Example: S 

4. MONOGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN/BABY

Kids use the same monogram guidelines for adults. 

5. SELECTING A MONOGRAM OR FONT FOR YOU

Please click on our user friendly monogram and font chart to select your favorite style. Each monogram or font has a number listed beside it, or above it for you to identify your choice. Each product has a picture of our chart for you to zoom in and select.