One of the most important decisions in buying a monogrammed gift is selecting the monogram style and order of the initials. Here are a few guidelines for monogramming to make it easier for you:

Married Couples (or soon to be) Monogram:

Traditionally, the couple’s monogram will be the bride’s initials in the order of her first name, married last name, maiden name. Susan Williams Parker monogram would read SWP.

The most popular monogram for married couples combines the bride and groom’s initials in the order of her first name, their married last name, his first name. Susan and Rob William’s shared monogram would be SWR

Women’s Monogram:

A married woman’s monogram is traditionally in the order of her first name, married last name, maiden name. Susan Williams Parker’s monogram would read SWP.

An unmarried woman’s monogram is traditionally in the order of her first name, last name, middle name. Dawn Renee Miller monogram would be DMR.

Men’s Monogram:

A man’s monogram can be in the order of his first name, middle name, last name. For Cameron Robert Fuller this would read CBF

A man’s monogram also can appear in the order of his first name, last name, middle name. for Cameron Robert Fuller this would read CFR

Children’s Monogram:

Same as it is for young ladies and men.

Below are some guidelines and pictures of different monogram options.

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