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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Wedding Etiquette - Wedding Monograms

It's Tipsy Thursday, and time for Wedding Etiquette Tips.

Today's etiquette tip is all about Wedding Monograms....wedding monograms are hot and you'll see them everywhere!

There seems to be a bit of confusion on what order the names go in for a monogram and when you can officially use your monogram. So here's the etiquette rule on how to create and use your wedding monogram.

At weddings you'll mostly see monograms that consist of three letters or just the single initial of the couples last name. If you are creating a monogram using both your names just remember ladies first. You would have the initials of the wife's first name, then the couples last name, and lastly the groom's first name.

So if you were Sue marrying Robert Jones it would be: SJR (when it's larger in the middle that symbolizes your last name)

I always am asked when it's ok for you to start using your monogram?

So before your wedding, as far as save the dates, invitations, or thank you notes for showers it's a no-no until you've said your I do's.

During the ceremony I personally think it's all right to go ahead and use it on your programs, aisle runner, guest book, etc...

Once you've made it official you're free to use it wherever you'd like....menu cards, napkins, dance floor and more.

Note that monogram etiquette varies if you are doing a monogram just for yourself, so be sure to check with your stationer.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've been a lover of monograms all my life. Turns out I am widow now and about to be married again using a monogram for engraving our rings and creating note cards. So glad you cleared up the exact two questions that were on my mind. Thanks for helping me avoid errors of my past by clarifying ladies come first and when to use our note cards.