My bridal shower was a couple weeks ago, and a few of my friends went in on an adorable beach bag for the honeymoon, which they got monogrammed for me. The thought was so sweet, but they had not asked what my initials would be after the wedding and assumed wrong. I’m so bummed, because my maiden name is very important to me, so I’d have a hard time using something without my correct initials (keeping maiden name as middle), but the bag is so freaking cute and I’d hate not to use it!
So a couple of questions -
Has anyone ever had success with getting a monogram removed/replaced? Is that even possible without ruining the material? Any other options?! Possibly a little patch over the top with the correct monogram? I assume returning is not an option.
How do I get the word out about what my new initials will be after the wedding? I’d hate for others to assume wrong and get other incorrectly monogrammed gifts. I had told my MOH and mom my name change plans in case anyone asked because I figured people would ask if anyone was going to get something monogrammed, but is there a better way to get the word out? In the same vein, should I tell my friends of the mistake? They are both bridesmaids so I’m thinking that they could potentially get questions about monogramming from others and I don’t want them to give people misinformation, but I also don’t want to hurt their feelings by telling them! Regardless, I sent them each a thank you note!
Thanks in advance for the advice!