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

913 comments

Geena Jacobson

Very interesting to read about monogram etiquette. Love.

Geena Jacobson
Alex Rich

Thank you for posting this! Super informative for beginners and a great refresher course for monogram veterans 😜😂😊

Alex Rich
Haley Hanks

Super helpful. I have a ton of monogrammed items and I sometimes STILL have to double check and make sure I’ve put my initials in the right order 🤷🏼‍♀️

Haley Hanks
Rania

That was so nice !! I loved it

Rania
Elizabeth White

Thanks so much for posting! I am a monogram junkie and I have friends ask about the etiquette all the time. Now I can just send them this post!

Elizabeth White
Lauren

I love mixing and matching my maiden and married name!

Lauren
Molly Tanner

So creative! Live, Love, Monogram! 💗

Molly Tanner
Molly Tanner

So creative! Live, Live, Monogram! 💗

Molly Tanner
Molly Tanner

So creative! Live, Live, Monogram! 💗

Molly Tanner
Madison Scott

I had no idea there were married monograms! That’s good to know!!

Madison Scott
Rosie Billups

The fall line is so stinkin’ cute!

Rosie Billups
Carrie Brown

Love all of your fall and Christmas shirts!

Carrie Brown
Emily R M

I had never heard of the married couple monogram!

Emily R M
Kristin Ballard

Love this

Kristin Ballard
Sammi

Yes this is awesome! So many people don’t understand why the letters are in that order. Can’t wait for the fall line!

Sammi
Lauren

This is some good information! Love it

Lauren
Maryanne Trexler

This is so helpful, especially when planning a wedding! Loved reading this blog post.

Maryanne Trexler
Alesia

First initial last initial middle initial

Alesia
Joy

Useful info!

Joy
Andrea Berardi

I love the fall line!

Andrea Berardi
Andrea Berardi

I love the fall line!

Andrea Berardi
priscilla

so cool !

priscilla
Gabrielle

I love it can’t wait to get one

Gabrielle
Stephanie Roldan

I just got the tan fall one with the coffee, boots, scarf and pumpkin in the middle I’m so glad I got the order right I did it before I read this!

Stephanie Roldan
Hannah

OMG. I never knew the difference of how the letters are arranged!

Hannah

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