Monograms are back in a big way right now. They certainly feel like a trend to me, but the truth is they have always been around and are actually very classic. The photos above are from an old edition of Vogue Etiquette that I have. I love to collect etiquette books and especially love this one.
Monograms are very beautiful to use on all our personal stationery, and especially for your wedding stationery there are a few simple guidelines that you'll want to consider.
If you're planning to use a single initial on your stationery, it's okay to use either your first initial or your last initial, but it is most common to use your last initial.
If you are a bride and plan to change your last name, use your maiden name before the wedding.
If you will have your initials be all one size: first name, maiden or middle name, last name.
If you will have a larger center initial: first name, last name, maiden or middle name.
If it's for the bride and the groom, use a larger center initial: bride's first name, last name, groom's first name.
Thank you notes are a must do. But beautiful monogrammed writing paper and a cup of tea should help make the chore a little bit easier!