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the FUN in changing your name

wedding

July 28, 2011

I know I harked a bit on the whole traditional process of changing your name after you’re married…yes I’m southern, yes I’m traditional, hence I steered in that direction–however, it is most certainly worth noting that some good can come from this new monogram…more time to personalize!
I love anything and everything with my monogram/name on it and I couldn’t help but pick out all kinds of fun new gifts and treats–perfect for anyone out there looking for an out-of-the-box wedding gift for someone special, too!
Did you also know that when you are personalizing something with your combined monogram (i.e. husband and wife, that the woman’s first initial comes BEFORE the man’s? Yes, I know, I am etiquette guru, but it is true…ours for instance, looks like this: NSJ}

Honeycomb Stationery via Red Stamp
Chain Serving Platter via Rouge and Co.

Storage Bin via The Macbeth Collection

Monogram Tervis Tumblers
Monogram Stamp via Sweet Papery
Spring Blossom Stationery via Minted
Monogram Applique Pillow Cover via Pottery Barn
So tell me, what are your favorite types of items to get personalized?
And speaking of fun gifts, today is the last day to enter “my favorite things” giveaway…winner will be announced tomorrow, but if you’ve yet to enter, hop on over to the post here 
  1. I just ordered a planner with my "new" name on it, and I'm so excited to get it! Love the Tervis Tumblers too! I think I'll definitely have to pick up some new stationery too…oh goodness!

  2. Those Tervis tumblers are adorable. Yay for new names! 🙂

  3. Sarah Wyland says:

    I love any and all things monogrammed! But I'm a huge stationary buff. Give me a personalized note card any day. 🙂

  4. Nicole says:

    i've had a heck of a time changing my name! all my credit cards, bank stuff.
    its taking forever!

  5. Kelsea says:

    I'm a newly-wed as well, and for my wedding present, my husband got me a sterling silver bracelet and ring with my new initials on them. I wear them all the time! I'm thinking some kind of tote next!

  6. Kristin says:

    Oh yes please! I adore monograms of any type. Pillowcases, towels, purses, mugs/cups, jewelry, you name it!

  7. Nicole-Lynn says:

    I had a great time monogramming things after we got married this year! I now have stationary and an address stamper. I even have a monogrammed shower curtain from Potterybarn! haha

    Love it!

  8. Kate says:

    I'm not a fan of monogramming (it's a southern thing, not a west coast thing) but I think this post is so cute — everything is just so pretty!

  9. ohhh! I certainly LOVE some monograms! 🙂

  10. The real question is what do you do with all your perviously monogrammed items?? I LOVE the tumblers though, they last a lifetime!

  11. The real question is what do you do with all your perviously monogrammed items?? I LOVE the tumblers though, they last a lifetime!

  12. Mrs. SE says:

    I love my new last name- esp since there are so many products called "Addison" it's funny how it was so similar to my maiden name "Garrison".

  13. Kim and Josh says:

    I didn't know that the wife's initial comes first. That's pretty convenient since it makes my personal monogram and my married monogram the same! That's pretty lucky!

  14. This will probably come as no shocker to you, but I LOVE monograms. I even posted recently about the monogrammed bikini I wore on our honeymoon with my new initials!

    We have gotten some really neat monogrammed things – I did have a monogram shower before our wedding as well. We have 3 monogrammed ice buckets now!

  15. You know I'm a monogram queen–I love it all! My favorite things are probably things around the home, like pillows and I also LOVE monogrammed slipcovers on chairs!

  16. I hyphenated my last name which stinks for monograms! Now I get my kids initials on the sides and the family initial in the center. Couldn't give up monograms!

  17. super cute stuff and i love the stationary from Mint!!

    keepingupwithkindra

  18. I had monogram stickers made for our thank you cards and I love them! One of our wedding gifts that we received )that I'll probably copy for someone else) was bath towels. It's such a personal gift with special meaning. 🙂

  19. I had no idea that the wife's initial came first! Thanks for teaching me something new today. I love the stationary and the pillows!

  20. I'm a fan of monogram as long as it's not OVERLOAD 🙂

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