Many of our bed-and-breakfast, country inn and upscale hotel customers provide monogrammed robes in every guest room. Innkeepers find their guests love these robes and quite often want to purchase them. Simply putting a small tag on the robe hanger can explain to the guest that if they wish to purchase the robes, new robes are available for sale at the front desk.
Some innkeepers have little shops or a few shelves behind the front desk where they show inventory of many of the monogrammed items used in the rooms. Monogramming your robes not only reminds guests where they stayed but also brings back the many fond memories they made while staying at your property.
Crests, logos and initials can be monogrammed on all bath and bedding items. All monogrammed orders must be approved before work can be completed.
We use a two-step approval process:
1. First, we’ll send you a picture representation of the monogram for your written approval.
2. Once we receive your written approval, the order will go into production.
If the order is completed according to your written approval, the monogrammed merchandise is not returnable. If there is a quality issue or a mistake on our part, exchanges will be accepted upon inspection of the merchandise and immediate action will be taken to correct the problem.
We have several examples of monograms we have done for our customers on our website. Many of our customers opt to monogram their bed, bath, and table linens, as well as throws and other gift items with their property’s logo. Some logos are more complicated than others. You also might choose to simplify by just using the name of your property instead.
Monogramming for Homeowners
A monogram for a homeowner is somewhat different as it is typically an ornate design formed by the combination of letters, usually the initials of an individual or couple, or if it is a home or vacation home where a logo is used to decorate or identify their property, such as Smith’s Beach House.
A traditional three-letter monogram for an individual has the initial of the individual’s surname (or last name) set larger in the center, with the individual’s first name initial to the left of it and the middle name initial the right of it. For example, the monogram
for John Paul Smith would read:
Modern convention calls for a married couple to create a three-letter monogram using the initial of their shared surname set larger in the center, with the wife’s first name initial to the left of it and the husband’s first name initial the right of it. For example, if Mary Brown married John Smith, their monogram would read:
Some references say that for married couples, the husband’s first name initial comes first. It is really a matter of personal preference, so the easiest thing to do is to leave it up to the customer.
Old school custom, as espoused by Amy Vanderbilt’s Complete Book of Etiquette, would have the linens “marked with the married initials of the mistress of the house.” This three-letter monogram has the initial of the woman’s married surname set larger in the center, with her first name initial to the left of it and her maiden name initial to the right of it. For example, if Mary Brown married John Smith, their monogram would read:
There is an option to have all the initials the same size (the center initial is not larger). These monograms do not follow the format described above for location of the surname initial. If all initials are the same size, then they are simply listed in order with the surname initial placed at the end. For example, John Paul Smith would read “JPS,” and Mary and John Smith would read “MJS.”
InnStyle offers custom monogramming utilizing a variety of styles, fonts and color combinations.
Please visit the monogramming page on our website to see the towels, robes, bedding and other products on which you can add a monogram.
If you don’t see the product you’d like to purchase, please call us at 1-800-877-4667 and one of our knowledgeable sales reps will be happy to assist you in finding the correct hotel supplies for your particular property or home.