Do you absolutely LOVE the look of a monogram, but aren’t sure about proper monogram etiquette? Don’t worry, you are not alone! I’m here to help!
The most common question I see has to do with monogram etiquette. I’ve compiled a few basic “rules” to help you in your monogramming journey.
Here are a few of the most common questions:
What the heck is a monogram, anyway?
What order do I use for the initials?
What style should I use?
Do I choose a fancy font or a basic font for my friends monogram?
What do I do if I have FOUR initials…every monogram I see only uses THREE?
Is it proper to use a monogram for spouses?
Have you asked yourself one of these questions? Keep reading to find your answers.
Traditional Monogram Etiquette
Same Size Monogram Etiquette
Four Initial Monogram Etiquette
Married Couples Monogram Etiquette
Font Choice ~ Monogram Etiquette
There are literally thousands of font options to choose from for you monogram. Here are a few things to consider before making your font choice:
1 – What is the monogram being placed on?
If you are placing a monogram on something fancy like a handkerchief or a doily, I would recommend using a fancier style script (like Vine font).
If you are placing a monogram on something more casual, you would be fine with a more basic font (like Roman or Rose font)
2 – Who is the gift for?
You really need to consider who will be receiving the gift and make sure the monogram matches their personality. Are they a frilly, fru fru kind of person? Someone that likes the “finer” things? Or are they more laid back and casual? Make sure if you are giving a gift you think about THEIR personality and not just your own personal preference. 😉
3 – Is this gift for a child?
Keep in mind the age of the child. A younger child may not be able to read fancy, cursive writing, so it would be wise to use a basic standard font (like Georgia).
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