A monogram consists of two or more letters, typically a persons initials combined to make a decorative design.
Adding a monogram is the perfect way to make any item more personal, unique and thoughtful. We offer many different monogramming options, so you can make your gift truly personal, whether that gift is for you or someone special. See our guide below to help you create something special and unique.
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR MONOGRAM
Here we will show how a name would appear in a monogram in different circumstances.
For a single woman:
Tradition states that a woman's monogram is presented in the first, last, middle initial order. As you see on the monogram below for Elizabeth Margaret Smith.
For a married woman:
Now married the bride has a few options for her monogram. She may use her first name, married last name, maiden name or it is also acceptable to use her middle initial if she prefers. We will show in our example that Elizabeth is now married to Kevin Johnson. First we show Elizabeth using her maiden name now in the place of her middle initial. As you see the S from Smith (maiden name) replaces the middle initial M of her name. This is the most traditional and common way a married women does her monogram.
Next is Elizabeth continuing to use her middle initial with her married last name in her monogram. Elizabeth Margaret Johnson. This is also completely acceptable to use. Some letters may not look as good as other and using your middle name may be more aesthetically pleasing to you.
Now lets see the couples monogram. The monogram will contain the bride's first initial, the surname of the couple and the groom's first initial, in that order. Let look at Elizabeth and Kevin Johnson.