When choosing a monogram style, the sky is the limit. Intricate scripted letters, clean and simple block lettering, elaborate frames surrounding a monogram all Mbelleish a simple piece of fabric turning the ordinary into a work of art.
Here are a few things to consider:
Do you prefer retro, traditional, whimsical or modern designs? Is the item for a man, woman couple, or child? Where are you using your monogram items? What is the style of your home? Do you have wallpaper in your bedroom or bathroom?
Some letters may look just like you want them to, while some letters, like the letter F, J, S & T's can all look a little different that you may expect, depending on the font you choose. If you prefer symmetry, consider choosing a font that is more upright than slanted.
The most common monogram design is the three letter monogram with last name initial in the center and larger than the other two initials. The first name initial goes on the left and middle or maiden name initial on the right. Linda Fritz Austin would be LAF
When three letter monograms are done using same size lettering, the monogram would read in the same order as the name: Linda Fritz Austin would be LFA. This is customary for block lettering and very small monograms.
A married couple who are sharing one last name.
For a three-letter monogram, place the bride's initial on the left, and the groom's initial on the right, and the first letter of the last name in the center ("ladies first"). While this is the most common practice today, it is also a matter of personal preference. It is perfectly fine if you prefer to have the groom's initial on the left, and the bride's initial on the right.
Someone who has no middle initial.
Use a two-letter monogram, where the letters are the same size. The first initial should be on the left, and the last initial on the right.
Someone who has four names (ex. Mary Ellen Ruth Hart).
A monogram with letters of all the same size looks best:
You can also stack the letters to make a square:
A newly-married couple who are hyphenating both last names to form a new last name. (ex. Douglas Peter Jamieson marries Gail Marie Nelson).
Use a large J and N in the center, smaller D and G on the sides: DJNG