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

197 comments

Emily

Love these! Going to have to invest in some now!

Emily
Mayra

Love the fancy signatures

Mayra
Neely Henderson

Great way of explaining it!!

Neely Henderson
Emily

Loved this! Such a great post! ❤︎

Emily
Kelsey Wilky

I’m keeping both my middle and maiden name but for monograms haven’t decided which one to use!

Kelsey Wilky
Anicia

I kept my last name as my middle name and changed my last name! ABC (funny how that worked) from ACA! Love our shared monogram of ACM

Anicia
Ali

Love!

Ali
Ashley

Love!

Ashley
Angela

Free 21 Savage!

Angela
Laurenalexis22

Ladies first!

Laurenalexis22
Traci

I love this ❤

Traci
Trac

I love this ❤

Trac
Allie

Ladies first is right!

Allie
Lena Kariuki

Super cute. My new favorite brand

Lena Kariuki
Dani Jules

Love this!!!

Dani Jules
Danielle

Love this!!!

Danielle
Danielle Simmons

Love Love Love !!

Danielle Simmons
Sarah Turner

I love this! I didn’t understand it fully for the marriage monogram until I was an adult. Very helpful for anyone new to monogramming.

Sarah Turner
Kitt Davis

I get asked these questions a lot!

Kitt Davis
Brittany Hopkins

I had to learn all of this when I was getting married! Now I make some of my own things and its nice to know the etiquette of it all!

Brittany Hopkins
Rebecca Duncan

I never knew about the couple’s monogram – I’ve seen the groom’s initials just used for the monogram at weddings but I love the idea of using the two first names! That’s so cute!

Rebecca Duncan
Victoria Glover

I always knew the last name went in the middle but now understand how a couples monogram works. So cute!

Victoria Glover
Tracy Toon

I never knew most of the reasonings of how to monogram an item, now I know and will be using some of these on my next purchases !

Tracy Toon
Caitlyn

Now I understand why the last name is the middle! I was thought I was weird but I get it now!!

Caitlyn
jayla

Ive had to explain so many times what a monogram is and why the last name initial goes in the middle. Our family name is so important and should be the bigget one and most to stand out! Good read

jayla

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