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? As the #1 Online Shop for Monograms- We are here to answer that question for you!

 

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

345 comments

Kristen Peeler

Monograms are a southern charm kinda thing! ❤️

Kristen Peeler
Madeline Joffrion

I love the monogram for married couples!! I didn’t know that was something that was done until recently!!

Madeline Joffrion
Amber Kolb

Interesting!! I had no idea why the last name letter is always the biggest and in the middle.

Amber Kolb
Christine Rodgers

Oh wow! I did not know that! ❤❤❤

Christine Rodgers
Ashley wall

I cannot wait to see the difference in changes when I get a name change from getting married how I can have multiple monograms keeping my old name or new name, incorporating my husband that’s so awesome!

Ashley wall
Kimberlyn Stroud

I love these blogs!! This one was very informative & taught me some things I didn’t know

Kimberlyn Stroud
Kimberly Borden

I was not aware of couple monogramming.. what a great idea!

Kimberly Borden
Samantha Buerer

❤️❤️❤️❤️

Samantha Buerer
Tina Marie Turner

I didn’t know that I could use my Maiden name as well as my Middle name!!! So, instead of TTM, I could use TTF 🤔

Tina Marie Turner
Tosha

The etiquette makes complete sense! You should always be proud of your last name (:

Tosha
Traci White

I did not know about the couples monogram! That you for the information. ❤️❤️

Traci White
MSIMSPSON

People text me all the time about the order of initials because they know my monogram addiction 😂

MSIMSPSON
Jaden Brotherton

❤️❤️

Jaden Brotherton
Laterra

I am currently engaged and planning my wedding and I’ve already began ordering monograms with my married initials and couples initials.

Laterra
Lana Wood

These look so cute!

Lana Wood
Tayveonna

Something that would look amazing in a babies jacket I love

Tayveonna
Crystal

🖤🖤

Crystal
Jennifer Petitte

Cute

Jennifer Petitte
Savannah Habegger

Thanks I just learned something new

Savannah Habegger
Erin

Learned something new..thanks!!

Erin
Kamille Fields

Definitely learned something new about monogramming

Kamille Fields
Amanda Harris

I learned so much about monograms! I like the married initials monogram!

Amanda Harris
Carly Donohoo

I used the married couple monogram for my wedding invitations and cake topper!

Carly Donohoo
Tatiana Jefferson

I never knew about the marriage one ! Who knew monograms and so many meanings 💛

Tatiana Jefferson
Tatiana Jefferson

I never knew about the marriage one ! Who knew monograms and so many meanings 💛

Tatiana Jefferson

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