Everybody who seeks for any wedding related info, soon bumps into numerous more or less clear abbreviations or acronyms. Like every event which needs a lot of planning, coordination, and detailed schedule to follow, a wedding dictionary is full of specific slang (we may even say a lingo) and we decided to make a list of the most used abbreviations in the business. Look at it as a small guiding into the big world of one of the most important days in your life.

 

From now on every time when you'll search for info about weddings on forums, you'll have a handy listing of the popular acronyms. No more embarrassment when you'll try to figure out what is the difference between BF and BFF, what DIL stands for or what is the meaning of FOB. All these and more are widely used in the web, where we all crave for time and in wedding guides and worksheets, where everybody constantly fights the lack of space.

 

You'll notice some of the abbreviations can have different meanings, depending on the contest, some phrases can be presented with different acronyms and you'll also find many which are borrowed from other more or less related themes, as do-it-yourself projects, dating or family planning.

 

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The biggest wedding glossary of abbreviations and acronyms on the web

 

  • AA - African American or Alfred Angelo
  • AFAIK - As Far As I Know
  • AHR - At Home Reception
  • AI - All Inclusive
  • AML - All My Love
  • BD - Baby Dance (when attempting to get pregnant)
  • BF - Boyfriend or Best Friend or Breast Feeding
  • BFF - Best Friends Forever (often used to distinguish from Boyfriend)
  • BIL - Brother-in-law
  • BM - Bridesmaid or Best Man
  • BoK - Bouquet
  • BP - Bridal Party or Bachelor(ette) Party
  • BR - Baby Related
  • BTB - Bride To Be
  • B-Pics - Boudoir Pictures
  • CM - Certified Midwife
  • CPL - Couple
  • D - Divorce(d)
  • DB - David's Bridal
  • DF - Darling FiancĂ© or FiancĂ©e
  • DFH - Darling Future Husband
  • DH - Dear Husband or Darling Husband
  • DIL - Daughter-in-law
  • DINK - Dual Incomes No Kids
  • DIY - Do It Yourself
  • DOC - Day of Coordinator
  • DOJ - Day of Jewelry
  • DP - Darling Partner
  • DW - Destination Wedding or Dear / Darling Wife

 

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  • EPics - Engagement Pictures
  • E-Party - Engagement Party
  • E-Pics - Engagement Pictures
  • E-Ring - Engagement Ring
  • E-Sesh - Engagement Photo Seshion
  • FBIL - Future Brother-in-law
  • FFIL - Future Father-in-law
  • FG - Flower Girl
  • FH - Future Husband
  • FI - Fiance/e or Future Intended
  • FIL - Father-in-law
  • FILs - Future In-laws
  • FILTB - Father-in-law-to-be
  • FMIL - Future Mother-in-law
  • FNF - Friends and Family
  • FOB - Father of the Bride
  • FOG - Father of the Groom
  • FSIL - Future Sister-in-law
  • FW - Future Wife or Fertile Window (used when trying to get pregnant)
  • FWIW - For What It's Worth
  • FYI - For Your Information
  • GF - Girlfriend
  • GM - Groomsman or Groomsmen
  • GTG - Get Together

 

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  • H2B - Husband-to-be
  • HM - Honeymoon
  • HPT - Home Pregnancy Test
  • IHO - In Honor Of
  • IL - In-laws
  • ILs - In-laws
  • IR - Interracial
  • IMO - In My Opinion
  • IMHO - In My Honest/Humble Opinion
  • ISO - In Search Of
  • JOP - Justice of the Peace
  • JP - Justice of the Peace
  • K - Kids
  • KU - Knocked Up
  • KWIM - Know What I Mean
  • KWR - Kind of Wedding Related
  • LBR - Let's Be Real
  • LDR - Long Distance Relationship
  • LFOB - Late Father of the Bride
  • LMOB - Late Mother of the Bride
  • LTBM - Living Together Before Marriage
  • LTR - Long Term Relationship
  • LS - Legally Separated
  • MIL - Mother-in-law
  • MILTB - Mother-in-law-to-be
  • MM - Marriage Minded
  • MOB - Mother Of The Bride
  • MOG - Mother Of The Groom
  • MOH - Maid of Honor or Matron of Honor (Maid is single, Matron is married)
  • MUA - Make-Up Artist
  • NBM - Never Been Married
  • NSFW - Not Safe For Work

 

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  • NH - New Husband
  • NWR - Not Wedding Related
  • OMG - Oh My Goodness
  • OOT - Out Of Town
  • OOTG - Out Of Town Guests
  • OOTB - Out Of Town Gift Bags
  • OTT - Over The Top
  • PD - Public Displays of Affection
  • PDAs - Public Displays of Affections
  • PIL - Parent In Law
  • PM - Private Message
  • RB - Ring Bearer
  • RD - Rehearsal Dinner
  • RSVP - Please Respond (from French repondez s'il vous plait)
  • SAHD - Stay At Home Dad
  • SAHH - Stay At Home Husband
  • SAHM - Stay At Home Mom
  • SAHW - Stay At Home Wife
  • SFW - Safe For Work
  • SC - Stepchild
  • SD - Stepdaughter
  • SDR - Short Distance Relationship
  • SI - Similar Interests
  • SIL - Sister-in-law or Sibling-in-law or Son-in-law
  • SO - Significant Other
  • SS - Stepson

 

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  • STD - Save The Date
  • STDs - Save The Date Cards
  • STBMrs - Soon To Be Mrs.
  • SY - See You
  • TBH - To Be Honest
  • TMI - Too Much Information
  • TTC - Trying To Conceive
  • TTD - Trash The Dress
  • TWOTY - The Wedding of the Year
  • TY - Thank You
  • VIE(s) Very Important Extra(s) (important people who don't belong to 'official' wedding party)
  • VIP(s) - Very Important Person(s) (members of the family and wedding party)
  • W - Widowed or White
  • WIC - Wedding Industrial Complex
  • WB - Weddingbee
  • WP - Wedding Party or Wedding Planner
  • XP - Cross Post (if you ask the same on tho boards at the same time)

 

 

Of course many of used terms need further explanation which is sometimes available with a simple click on the link or it will be in the near future. This always growing dictionary of wedding related abbreviations is collected FYI, we just hope it is not TMI at once:)

 

We already have an article about the roles of so called wedding attendants and will also prepare a separate article about phrases and terms used in professional wedding industry, so stay in touch. SY!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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