Hello Eat, Drink and Be Mary readers! I'm Alex, and I blog over at Always, Al. I'm a twenty-something making my way through my crazy busy life. I like to try new things, pretend to cook, fuel my caffeine addiction and shop online. I'm also planning my wedding for next summer!
One thing that I am absolutely obsessed with is monograms. After all, if it’s not moving… monogram it. Monograms are a perfect way for brides to celebrate their new last name. They add a classy and traditional touch to whatever you add them to. And you can truly add them to just about anything these days!
When I started to get into the world of wedding monograms, I realized there is a whole etiquette for it! Your monogram as a single lady will be different than your monogram after the ceremony, and the rules for a couple’s monogram are a whole new ball game!
Here is a simple guide to wedding monograms, from SouthernWeddings:
Traditionally, before the wedding, the bride should use her “maiden” monogram for things that are her personal items. This could include things like clothes, purses or jewelry. However, I know that I (like most brides), am super excited to wear my new monogram, so I have been known to break this tradition on occasion.
When you use your monogram “officially” with your fiancé’s on things like a save-the-date, you should use an ampersand, and always list the bride’s initial first. For example, my fiancé and I are A&D.
During and after the wedding, wear and display your married monogram loud and proud! Remember that the bride’s first name always is displayed first! For example, my married monogram will be aYd.