Monogram Etiquette Guide

A monogram has traditionally been a symbol of your mark on the world, a personalized emblem, and a way to commemorate special moments in our lives.  We believe in making others feel special, thought of, and loved, and we help you do that by offering custom personalization on all our products.  Whether you're gifting a new baby, a blushing bride, or picking out a birthday gift for mom, our personalization guide will help you choose the correct monogram style.
If you ever need assistance in choosing a monogram style or would like to double check that the initials are placed in the correct order, please don't hesitate to contact us.

 

Single Initial Monogram Etiquette

A single initial monogram is used to represent a first name or last name.  Choose this embroidery style to represent a single individual’s first or last name, and also it can be used to represent a couple’s last name.

For example, H, can be for Hallie or Hodges

 

Two Initial Monogram

Two Initial Monogram Etiquette

A two initial monogram represents a first name and last name. For this monogram style, each letter is embroidered to be the same size.

For example, BK is for Blaire Kirkpatrick

 

Traditional Three Initial Monogram

Traditional Women's Three Initial Monogram Order Etiquette

A three letter monogram traditionally represents an individual’s first, middle/maiden, and last name. The last name initial is placed in the center and is the largest letter.  The first and middle/maiden names are smaller in size and anchor the large, last initial.  This style can be used for everyone- adults, children, men, and women.

For example, eWc represents Elizabeth Claire Williams

 

Married Monogram

Married Monogram Order and Etiquette

A three initial married monogram is composed of the wife’s first initial, the husband’s first name, and their last name initial in the middle.  Just like the traditional, three letter monogram, the last name is placed in the middle and is embroidered the largest.

For example, aSb represents Allison and Bryce Smith

 

Monogram for Men

What order to put men's initials for a monogram

A monogram for a man consists of his first initial, middle initial, and last initial.  In this monogram style, all initials are the same size.

For example, SMG represents Stephen Michael Green

 

Four Initial Monogram

Four Letter Initial Monogram Order Style

Four letter monograms can be tricky, but don't worry, that's why we are here to help! In the example shown above, you see that we stack the double name letters on one side of the large, centered initial. 

For example- agHe represents Anna-Gray Elizabeth Hill.

 

If you ever need assistance in choosing a monogram style or would like to double check that the initials are placed in the correct order, please don't hesitate to contact us.