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Monogram Etiquette For Married Couples

Wedding Etiquette: Monograms For Couples

I love the idea of having monogrammed linens made when you get married — it's definitely a must for every wedding registry. Putting your initials in thread is a fun way to assert your new relationship, and it's a subtle ode to your union that sticks with you long after the Big Day. Just don't use your new linens until after you wedding day: that's bad luck!

There are a few schools of thought to choose from before you can order your new bedding. Traditionally, from left to right, the wife's first initial comes first, followed by the husband's last initial (larger than the other two), followed by the wife's maiden name initial. A more modern monogram from left to right goes wife's first initial, followed by the husband's last initial (larger than the other two), followed by the husband's first initial. Or, go with a single initial, the first letter of the couple's last name. If a bride doesn't take her husband's last name, I'd recommend using the bride's first initial, followed by an ampersand, followed by the groom's first initial.

The most gorgeous place to shop for monogram linens is Leontine Linens; I love the Julien + Roland Collection ($85-$3,500), above. If it's out of your price range, here are a few other chic suggestions:

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