Monogram Etiquette

For a Married Couple (or soon to be):

The monogram will contain the bride's first initial, the surname of the couple, and the groom's first initial, in that order. For instance Mary and Charles Smith would be:


Monogramming a Gift for a Woman:

A monogrammed gift for a woman should include her first, middle and last initial or if she is married, her first, maiden name, and married name initials. Traditionally, a woman's monogram is presented in first, last, middle initial order. So for Rebecca Lynn Jones her monogram could be as follows:


However, if Rebecca married James White her new monogram would be as follows:


 Monogramming a Gift for a Man:

For men's gifts, many people prefer to use the initials in the first, middle and last order. For these kind of items, George Henry William would be:


Monogramming Gifts for Children:

Gifts for small children, both boys and girls traditionally follow the first, last, and middle initial order. For example, both Sean Andrew White and Sarah Anne White’s monogram would be as follows: