Monogram Etiquette 101

Monogramming is an art that we respect here at United Monograms. Sometimes people ask the question, why are those initials not in the right order?

 

These people clearly need a little lesson in Monogram Etiquette. Since you know we love to monogram everything, here is the etiquette we go by when monogramming.

First Name, LAST NAME, Middle Name. The reason why the last name traditionally goes in the middle is because the last name is most important and should stand out! You should be proud of your family name. Your last name initial will be slightly larger than the others in the center. Example: Anne Marie Price would have the monogram aPm

First Name, NEW LAST NAME, Maiden name (or middle name if you prefer). When a woman is married, a few things in the monogram world are up to her! She can ditch her middle name completely, and use her last name as her new middle name OR she can keep her middle name. This is your preference, or whichever you choose when you change your name! We think either one is acceptable! Example: If our friend Anne Marie Price married David Brown her monogram would be EITHER (option 1): aBp or (option 2): aBm

 

Bride's First Name, MARRIAGE LAST NAME, groom's first name. The reasoning for this one is easy, ladies first! Since Anne & David Brown are now happily married, their shared monogram would be: aBa

22 comments

Kassidy J

Super cute!

Kassidy J
Caydence

Omg so cute

Caydence
Zoie Rabb

Super cute❤️

Zoie Rabb
Marie P

Super Cute! Bringing monograms up North!

Marie P
Marie P

Super Cute! Bringing monograms up North!

Marie P
Tracey Keaton

Love this

Tracey Keaton
breianna

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS STORE

breianna
Madison

Looooove monograms❤️

Madison
Whittany Cureington

This is why I love MONOGRAMS!

Whittany Cureington
Mersadie

LOVE IT ALL!!

Mersadie
Jayla

This made me understand more about the order of the monogram and the reasoning has me shook?

Jayla
Katie

i love this!! So cool to see the reasoning behind the letters!

Katie
Cailyn Cowley

I LOVE THE MARRIAGE IDEA!!

Cailyn Cowley
Zara Poon

All this time I honestly thought it was first name, Middle name, and last name! Thankfully for this blog my monograms won’t be incorrect.

Zara Poon
Darlene Mabrey

I love anything monogrammed, adds a special touch.

Darlene Mabrey
Courtney

This is super helpful! I’m so excited to monogram EVERYTHING for my daughter❤️

Courtney
Hanna

I feel like this fully explains monograms to those who are new to the monogram world. I love this post. Thank you for the tips!!

Hanna
Brittany Walsh

Thank you for providing such helpful tips! Cannot wait to customize with my grooms name in the future!

Brittany Walsh
Mary Grace Casey

These are very helpful tips!

Mary Grace Casey
Maddie

L9ve this very helpful??

Maddie
ronee

very helpful.

ronee
Mom

Hello ms Shelby. Your monogramming lesson was very helpful! Thx for the tips! Very well done! Love your monogramming products! I’d like a vest next!!!!!

Mom

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