(Closed) Monograms – which initial first?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: When married - how would you create a 3 character monogram for: Jim and Mary Smith
    MSJ (woman's first initial, married last name initial, man's first initial) : (10 votes)
    67 %
    JSM (man's first initial, married last name initial, woman's first initial) : (2 votes)
    13 %
    It really doesn't matter - it's just preference : (3 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
    414 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’ve always heard that the woman’s initial goes first.  Guess it’s depends on what you like the look of. 

    Post # 4
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    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
    489 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    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
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We received monogramed glass bowls for our wedding and my initial is first – thats how Ive always seen it!

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