Post # 1
I always thought the brides initial goes first in a 3-character monogram – ie: Jim and Mary Smith would be: MSJ
But, reading wikipedia, it’s only for certain items – like linens.
Does anyone know when it’s appropriate to put the woman’s initial first? Or, does it really matter? We are monogramming a piece of cookware (a registry gift) and I want to do it ‘right’.
We used the MSJ format for our wedding… so I’m thinking that is what we’ll stick with, unless the hive tells me otherwise!
Post # 3
I’ve always heard that the woman’s initial goes first. Guess it’s depends on what you like the look of.
Post # 4
My mom always told me that the bride’s name goes first on wedding related stationary. But I’m not sure if that’s still the rule for household items you would use after the wedding. I would probably always default to the woman’s name first unless it spelled out a dirty word or something : )
Post # 5
Hmmm. I guess I did it wrong then, because I put the guys initial first. Didn’t know there was a rule, it just seemed normal to me to do it that way. If you’ve already used one format though, I would stick with it.
Post # 6
We received monogramed glass bowls for our wedding and my initial is first – thats how Ive always seen it!