(Closed) Not changing my last name: what letter do I put at the top of these invitations?

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hmm, does it have to be an initial? Can you upload something like a swirly line/vine or maybe your initials over his or maybe both of your last initials with an “&” in between them?

I would not like the idea of using just his initial and I am taking his last name. This is because you do not have that initial when the invites go out.

Post # 4
1194 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Could you somehow make it so that it has both of your last name initals with a line in between them or something?

Post # 5
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery

I think traditionally you aren’t supposed to use monograms with your new last name until after the wedding anyway, so I wouldn’t use it. Why not use both your first name initials? Would both fit?

Post # 6
1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think that having just your initial would be weird, because then how is your fiance represented? I honestly think I would go with a different template than use one with a monogram if you weren’t taking his last name. Could you put two initials with an & in between? Your first initial & his first initial?

Post # 8
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I definitely think it would look best to have both of your first name initials! That would look great!

Post # 9
875 posts
Busy bee

From what I know about monograms, it’s appropriate for the wedding invitation to be your initials…(the bride), the program can use both your first initials, but you should never combine them before the wedding on shower invitations or shower or wedding thank yous for gifts given before the wedding, the formal traditional three initals or the married last name initials would only make sense if you decided to take his name and should never be used until after marriage… so the program can also be just your initials… but at the reception site it is considered appropriate to use the married last name monogram of your new husband or your first names combined with his last name Just a fun addition, your maiden name initials are traditionally always considered yours…  because in olden times, brides and their families collected items years before the girl was engaged, and because a monogram made it her item it was personalized for her.  I think it is fun to collect the monograms of my female ancestors names on antiques… because I like to think that it might have been hers!

Post # 10
2066 posts
Buzzing bee

If possible use your first initials B+G or B&G.

I would not use his last initial or your last initial or just your first initial.

Its actually not proper to use his last initial (assuming you were changing your name) on anything before the wedding.  

Post # 12
1752 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I say either use both initials, or put some other decoration in there. 

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