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Monogram Ettiquette

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#1 Scarletina

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    Posted 02 April 2009 - 03:07 PM

    I was planning on putting our monogram on some things like personalized mugs, welcome kits, cd of music etc but then read somewhere that it's poor ettiquette to use the monogram until after you are married. Has anyone else considered this or did you just go ahead and use the monogram? Just curious....




    #2 lil_miss_frogg

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      Posted 02 April 2009 - 03:31 PM

      I think almost everybody on here would agree with me.....go ahead and use them. Lots of girls use them on EVERYTHING. Put it on your OOT stuff proudly!
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      #3 Sarah


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        Posted 02 April 2009 - 03:57 PM

        It's traditionally considered improper etiquette to use a MARRIED monogram until after the ceremony. This is a rule of etiquette that is frequently broken in modern weddings, and as destination weddings are even more relaxed probably most of your guests wouldn't notice. However, there are lots of options to use a monogram without breaking that rule. Just use a monogram of just your first names or initials and don't include the last name or last initial. If you're using a really traditional monogram, you can use an ampersand in place of the center middle initial: j&s instead of jRs. Hope that helps...

        #4 islandbride317

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          Posted 05 April 2009 - 05:49 AM

          Ettiquette-schmettiquette! I agree with Sarah (I ADORE your work, by the way, and plan to contact you about ordering a monogram after we officially book our date!) that maybe you should go the first-names only route to avoid any monogram controversy!

          I think it is a great personal touch to OOT bags, travel mugs, t-shirts, whatever you like -- it will give your guests a keepsake to remember how much fun they had being there to share in the special moment with you and your FI!

          Monogram away, I say!

          #5 DarcyJAde

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            Posted 05 April 2009 - 09:12 AM

            I even used our monogram on our return address labels. Hope nobody is judging...

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            #6 primandpixie

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              Posted 06 April 2009 - 02:19 AM

              If you are concerned about what is proper then stick to this rule of thumb, for items used pre-ceremony such as invitations, showers, engagement events or programs you should not mix in the future husbands last initial, just stick to first names or first initials only. Otherwise, for the reception items or thank you cards it is perfectly fine to use the new last initial. Best of luck to you...

              #7 scottgm2

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                Posted 07 April 2009 - 02:43 PM

                I agree as long as you are not using last names on logo it should be fine. Like it has been said most people don't look anymore anyway. Almost anything goes these days

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