All of the Wedding Abbreviations You Need to Know

May 16, 2018

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Soon after you start planning a wedding you will realize that you have just entered a whole new world.

There is so much to learn.  Most couples turn to message boards, forums, blogs, social media, and other online sources for their inspiration and vendor referrals.

There is a shorthand that is used in this space.  A code if you will.  If you are a bride, a friend, or not a regular mom (but a cool mom) this post will help you decipher the most frequently used abbreviations. 

B-pics – boudoir pictures

BF-Boyfriend 

BFF-Best Friend Forever 

BIL-Brother-in-law

BM-Best Man or Bridesmaid

Bouts- Boutonniere

BP-Bridal Party

BTW-By the way

DD- Darling Daughter

DIY-Do it yourself

DOC-Day of Coordinator

DS-Darling Son

E-Party-Engagement Party

E-Ring-Engagement Ring

E-Session – Engagement Photo Session

ETA-Edited to Add

FFIL-Future Father-in-law (sometimes written FILTB, or father-in-law-to-be)

FG-Flower Girl

FH-Future Husband

FI-Fiancé

FIL-Father-in-law

FILs-Future In-Laws

FMIL- Future Mother-in-law (sometimes written MILTB)

FNF-Friends and Family

FOB-Father of Bride

FOG-Father of Groom 

FSIL-Future Sister-in-law

FW-Future Wife

GM- Groomsmen

H2B-Husband-to-be

ILs-In-Laws

IMHO-In my humble opinion

IMO-In my opinion

JOP-Justice of the Peace

LDR-Long-Distance Relationship

LTBM-Living Together before Marriage

MOB-Mother of Bride

MOC- Month of Coordinator

MOG-Mother of Groom

MOH-Maid of Honor or Matron of Honor 

MUA-Makeup Artist

NWR-Not Wedding Related

OOTG-Out of Town Guests

OOTGB-Out of Town Gift Bags

OTT-Over the Top

RB-Ring Bearer

RD-Rehearsal Dinner

SAHD-Stay-at-Home Dad

SAHM-Stay-at-Home Mom

SAHW-Stay-at-Home Wife

SIL-Sister-in-law

SO-Significant Other

STBMrs-Soon to Be Mrs.

STDs-Save-the-Date Cards

VIP-Very Important Person, referring to wedding party and immediate family

 

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