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

543 comments

Heather Burgess

Love 💕 United Monograms!!!!

Heather Burgess
Miranda C.

Great to know!

Miranda C.
Taryn

So helpful!

Taryn
Amanda

Wow! Actually useful info I had no clue! :)

Amanda
Jayne McCleland

Surprised some people don’t actually know this! Thank you UM for spreading the monogram love!

Jayne McCleland
Brooke Hanson

I took my husbands last name when we got married, and I love it in my monogram!

Brooke Hanson
Katie Williams

I kept my middle name when I got married…ironically, when I got divorced and then re-married, I had the same monogram! SO I can still wear the same shirts!

Katie Williams
Lisa S

Born and raised in the South and I have always known this tidbit of information about monograms! My Mother and Grandmother probably taught us this in the cradle!

Lisa S
Lea Gillis

Good info for everyone to know

Lea Gillis
Allison Jussel

Learn something new everyday

Allison Jussel
Whitney Davis

Very informative. I know a ton of people who do not know this!!

Whitney Davis
Pam

Everybody needs to know this!❤️❤️❤️

Pam
LeAnna Prestage

Wondered why last initial bigger…love who you are❤️

LeAnna Prestage
Lorena

Got married last year and DEFINITELY wanted to show off that new last name and monogram!

Lorena
Brianna

Love this content

Brianna
Presh K

Love it!

Presh K
Elizabeth Sherman

Love!!❤

Elizabeth Sherman
Elizabeth Sherman

Love!!

Elizabeth Sherman
Ashley Fox

If I’m being honest, I never gave much thought to the order of monograms, but it all does make sense of where you would place the words for different people’s situations. Thank you for sharing this with us!

Ashley Fox
Julie Cavalier

Everything is MONOGRAM for me!!

Julie Cavalier
Sammie Uecker

Perfect to know for my wedding!

Sammie Uecker
Sherry Owen

I’ve always known this from being born in Ga.

Sherry Owen
Haley Fox

It makes sense that you want the last name to stand out. Can’t wait to get my married name done in new monograms!

Haley Fox
Leann Wilkerson

I love monograms. I learned as I got married the correct way to monogram your name! First, last, middle

Leann Wilkerson
Leslie Richardson Huneke

This was taught to me from birth as a southerner. And I wish everyone could read this article!!! Thanks so much!! ♥

Leslie Richardson Huneke

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