Monday, May 21, 2012

Wedding Monogram Etiquette

Wedding monograms are hot right now and you will see them everywhere!  They provide a great way to personalize your wedding and can be used long after your special day.  Personalize every detail from your wedding programs, cocktail napkins, table numbers, wedding cake topper, dance floor lighting designs or decals, photo booth printouts & wedding favor accents.

Monograms can be as simple or extravagant as you would like.  If you are planning to use a monogram for your wedding day, keep in mind these etiquette rules on how to create and use your wedding monogram:

Generally, monograms consist of three letters or just the single initial of the couples last name. If you are creating your monogram using both of your names, the bride's initial should be used first, followed by the couples last name and lastly the grooms first name

For example, the monogram "RJM" would be used for Rachel and Michael Jones

The most appropriate time to use your wedding monogram is after you say "I Do"

Prior to making it official, wedding monograms should not be used for save the dates, invitations or thank you notes for showers. During the ceremony, it can be used for your programs, aisle runner and guest book.

After the wedding ceremony, your monogram can be used in all areas of the cocktail reception and dinner including menu cards, napkins, dance floor and favors.

Have fun incorporating your personal style, wedding colors and floral.

Davina Arceneaux
Director of Catering / Wedding Specialist