A monogram brings a classic expression of individualism that’s at once personal and warm, gracious and refined. The following tips and pointers make it easy to make it personal. The following outlines various styles appropriate for today’s couples. Whichever approach you choose, a monogram is more than just a combination of initials; it’s a way to give your own individual stamp to an everyday item – or to make a gift especially personal.
FOR COUPLES WITH THE SAME LAST NAME:
Traditional 3-letter monogram for a couple with the same last name, i.e. Carol and Ethan Manning: CME
For names with a prefix, keep it simple and elegant. We recommend using “M” for McClean, “O” for O’Connor or “V” for Van Dyck.
Using the entire family name is an elegant option (Miller), or perhaps the use of a single “M”.
FOR COUPLES WITH DIFFERENT LAST NAMES:
For couples with different last names, such as Emily Rogers and Carson Miller, a 2-letter monogram in the order of their choice is recommended: RM or MR
FOR COUPLES WITH HYPHENATED LAST NAMES:
For couples with the same hyphenated last name, such as Emily and Carson Rogers-Miller, a 2–letter monogram in the order of their choice works best: RM
For couples with different hyphenated last names, such as Emily Rogers-O’Connor and Carson Miller-Smith a 2-letter monogram in the order of their choice works best: RM Dec. 6, 2013
Ketubah Artist Bio
Susanne McGinnis is a versatile visual artist who takes her inspiration from the decorative and ornamental arts. She lives in New York City and trained at the Art Students League, Parsons School of Design and the National Academy of Design. She has exhibited widely and her works are in many private and corporate collections.