(Closed) Monogram help?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Who's right?
    ME! "XDY" is a perfectly acceptable monogram for a last name like de Ruiz! : (12 votes)
    92 %
    He is. "XdRY" is the real way, and you can't stretch the rules here, silly girl. : (1 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    290 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I think whatever looks good to you is completely fine. I don’t know that “monogram” rules or etiquette even exist!

    Post # 4
    4765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

    I’d say just go with what you think looks best – I don’t think there are any specific rules – just do what you like!

    Post # 5
    92 posts
    Worker bee

    Even if XdRy is the technically correct way, I think that would look sort of strange as a monogram.

    Post # 6
    9 posts
    • Wedding: August 2009

    DOn’t know if this helps but I was looking at the link to the journal that you posted and it says that the max letters for personalization are 3 – so xDy would win!

    Post # 7
    7174 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    Because a 3 initial monogram is standard, I think you need to pick either D or R and go with that…. XDY or XRY.

    How does his last name typically get alphabetized?  I’d think by “D”, right?

    Post # 9
    143 posts
    Blushing bee

    I agree that XdRY would look awkward! Here’s an idea though – could you use an intertwined D and R for the centre initial? That way it would still look balanced, and he gets his R. I did a quick mock-up using a Victorian two-initial monogram at the centre and I think it looks pretty good, although in your case maybe you’d prefer to switch the outline and fill so that the D would be emphasised more than the R.


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