The Encyclopedia Britannica defines the monogram as “a design or mark consisting of two or more letters intertwined.” Monograms are created from a combination of initials or they can be a single letter that is beautifully decorated. They are special and tell a story for generations to come.
Simple rules to remember: anything seen before the wedding, such as your wedding invitation or program, should only have double monograms. This means the first initials of the bride and groom’s names. After the wedding ceremony, such as for the reception, thank-you cards, etc., you can use the single initial of the groom’s last name or the triple monogram (groom’s last name initial with the first initial of bride on the left, and first initial of groom on the right). Don’t forget, you can also have monograms placed on your linens, flatware and writing paper.