Post # 1
I had an earlier post where I was searching for a beautiful ivory cardigan to wear with my wedding dress for my reception. One of the bees put me on to the JCrew cardigans. My dress still is not in so I cannot tell if that particular cardigan will work with it or not, but I am getting ahead of myself and saw that they offer monogramming.
Would it be cute or kitschy to get my new initials monogrammed on my wedding cardigan? The one thing holding me back is spending $200 on a sweater and then ‘ruining’ it with a monogram.
Do you ever wear monogrammed clothing? I wouldnt normally consider it except for the wedding.
Post # 3
I wouldn’t do it because I would want to wear the cardigan again. If it was monogramed I would never wear it after the wedding.
I also think it would probably look better with your dress to have a plain cardigan and keep things simple.
Post # 4
@Honey-Bee: I would never wear anyhting monogrammed so that pretty much gives away my answer.
If you just want the cute factor, you could get an applique monogram and hand stitch it in place just for the wedding
Post # 5
I would not monogram this cardigan if you don’t normally wear monogrammed clothing, because it would be unlikely you would wear this cardigan again.
Post # 6
I think it would look nicer without, unless it’s done just right. Often monogramming done in a sort of, I don’t know to describe it, but not subtle and ornate way. Simple fonts and thick machined thread.
I also find that if you go with monogrammed stuff, jewelry is more flexible because you can take it off or put it on when you feel like, without really changing your outfit in a major way.
I have a monogram pendant (my initials won’t change when I’m married because he’s taking my name) but it is a very ornate Victorian pendant (genuine antique) and at first it looks like a complex design (not necessarily letters, just a pretty design), the fact that it is my initials is a bit subtle. I really like this about it. It doesn’t look like a preppy costume and while it certainly isn’t a “cute” look, it’s personalized but in a more subtle way, the main thing about it is the ornate design itself. Not just letters.