Cashmere Cardigan – To monogram or not?

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Should I have my wedding cardigan monogrammed with my new initials?
    Yes : (2 votes)
    13 %
    No : (14 votes)
    88 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    498 posts
    Helper bee

    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
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    42546 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @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
    Member
    1406 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    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
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    6407 posts
    Bee Keeper

    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.

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