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Monogram Etiquette



Here are some general guidelines for personalizing your items from our store!

For a Married Couple (or soon to be married):

Traditionally, the monogram will contain the Bride's First Initial, The couples Last Name, and the Groom's First Initial.
For Example for Pam and Mark Williams the monogram would be

For a Woman:

Traditionally the monogram will be the woman's first name, last name, then middle name.
For example for Amanda Ann McDonough, the monogram would be


For a married woman, traditionally the monogram would be the woman's first name, married last name, and then maiden name.
For example for Jennifer Fonde Zakutney, the monogram would be


For a Man:

Traditionally the monogram will be the man's first, middle, then last names in all caps. This format is often found on luggage tags, electronic cases, business card holders.
For example John Blake Goddard



It is also acceptable to use a standard monogram for barware, key rings, or ice buckets.
For example Thomas Elliott Palmer, the monogram would be


For Children:

Traditionally monograms work the same way for children as adults. Please refer to "monogramming for a woman" and "monogramming for a man" for details.

You can always email us at info@madformonograms.com if you need help deciding!