Selecting the correct
One of the most important decisions in buying a monogrammed Wax Seal Stamp
is selecting the monogram style and order of the initials. Here are a
few general guidelines for monogramming to make it easier for you:
For a Married Couple (or soon to be):
The monogram will contain the bride's first initial, the surname of the
couple (large in the center) , and the groom's first initial, in that order. So Bride first, couples Last name larger in
the middle and then Groom to the right.
For a Single Person-Man or Woman:
The surname initial goes in the center and is
larger. The first name initial is placed to the left, and the middle name
initial is placed to the right.
All three letters the same size:
Another common way to arrange Monograms, especially
for Men, is to arrange the Initials in
the order as they appear in the name, all the same size.. Therefore, Rachel
Christine Montelís Monogram in this case would be:
Monogramming a Gift for a Married Woman:
A monogrammed gift for a married woman is traditionally presented in first Name, Last Name (larger) and middle
For a married woman who wishes to incorporate her
maiden name initials into the mix, the sequence is: The surname initial of the
married couple is placed in the center. Her first name initial is placed to the
left; and her maiden name initial is placed to the right. Though not seen much
today, this was quite common up to the middle of the 20th century. It is
usually reserved for more formal things like cut glass, china, and silverware.
Therefore; Nina Gavin-Smithís monogram would appear like this:
You would use the initial letters in
the first and last name for a two-letter monogram. Couples may use the
two-letter monogram to unite the initial letters of both their first names.