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« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2008 12:09:44 AM »

what about M&S? I think being comfortable with the way your monogram looks is a lot more practical than adhering to ideas of "tradition"

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« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2008 12:58:53 AM »

generally when we type it is SM, so S&M wouldnt LOOK like it, but if you say it out loud then yea....

if you arent into busting taboos, just invert the initials M&S (i put my initial first cos its alphabetical A&J and i do it J&A if it looks better on the project)

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« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2008 03:51:15 PM »

nope still don't know what I'm gonna do, but I really like monograms so.. we'll probably use "P" for his last name instead of our first two initials lol. I dont know...but hey I have a while to decide, the weddings not till 2010. Smiley

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« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2008 08:07:23 PM »

i would totally do M & S, or overlap and interlock them like MunLTstmpr designed/suggested.  i wouldn't worry about tradition or protocol if it means that you'll be stressed out about it.  maybe that's just me, but i say do what makes you most comfortable. 

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« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2008 03:12:23 PM »

I have the same problem...and M&S stands for Marks & Spencers, quite a stuffy, expensive shop in the UK, definately not like us! Grin
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« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2008 04:19:04 PM »

I don't know how formal your wedding is, but what about something like this? It doesn't quite have the S&M connotations.

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« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2008 09:45:47 PM »

good point! just SM.. it doesn't have to have the "&" I think thats the winner so far. Thanks for all your input guys!

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« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2009 08:56:50 PM »

The way I've always read it is that anything with both your initials or names that pertains to the wedding day or before lists the bride first and then the groom (Miss ____ ____ and Mr ____ ____). Once you are married, the groom's goes first (Mr and Mrs ____). Meaning according to silly antiquated rules, before the wedding, and the day of, M&S would be appropriate while afterwards S&M would be the way to go.

This is of course not a law, so either way, M&S would be perfectly OK.

I think anyone who got the reference would chuckle, but there's always that one cousin (or friend, or uncle, or whatever) who would need to act like an adolescent and point it out to everyone around them, so personally I would avoid S&M if it were me.

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« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2009 09:57:58 AM »

My cousin (S) just married her fiance (M) and they just went with a simple SM.  Their last name is also S, so I think it just simplified the whole thing.  I was wondering how they were going to take care of that little issue at first, but it worked out in the end.  Plus, I'm willing to bet that a lot of your guests won't even be thinking about that unless your monogram is S&M.  And even then, some won't think about it, and the ones that do will probably forget all about it after maybe a little smirk (or at least not say anything, not wanting to be crude).

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« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2009 08:16:18 AM »

My sister sort of had a similar problem. A long time ago, when she only had 2 kids (now has three), she wanted to get a mothers ring made. She wanted a simple band with her initial in the middle in a slightly larger print, and then either childs first initial on either side in a smaller print. The problem with that was that all three of them had names that started with "K". Well, right before she went in to order the ring she said to me, "I really like this, but every time I look at it, it just makes me feel like I've done something wrong." It took me about 1.5 seconds to point out to her what those three letter together stood for. She reconsidered and decided to hold off on the ring for that day and that if she ever *did* get something engraved with their initials, it would be K^3. Which in long hand is a mathematical (algebraic?) representation of K cubed. I am sure that you will be able to innovate and come up with something truly unique and awesome. Good luck! Cool
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