Wedding acronyms and abbreviations you might not know

Not sure why people keep talking about STD’s on bridal forums or in Facebook groups? Because it means Save The Date’s, silly! Here is a list of the most common wedding acronyms that you may not know (but probably should):

BM: Bridesmaid or Best man

BIL: Brother in law

B-Pics: Boudoir pictures, a shoot generally with the bride to be in lingerie

DIY: Do it yourself

DH: Dear Husband

DOC: Day of coordinator

DS: Darling spouse/son

DD: Darling daughter

DJ: Disc Jockey, a popular form of wedding entertainment

DW: Destination wedding

E-Pics: Engagement pictures

E-Ring: Engagement ring

FG: Flowergirl

FIL: Father in law

FFIL: Future father in law

FILs: Future in laws

FMIL: Future mother in law

FOB: Father of the bride

FOG: Father of the groom

FS: Future spouse


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FW: Future wife

GM: Groomsman

HMUA: Hair and makeup artist

H2B: Husband to be

HM: Honeymoon

MC: Master of Ceremonies

MIL: Mother in law

MILTB: Mother in law to be

MM: Mini-moon (a shorter honeymoon)

MOB: Mother of the bride

MOG: Mother of the groom

MOH: Maid of honor, Matron of honour

MUA: Makeup artist

OOT: Out of town guests

OTR: Off the rack wedding gown

RB: Ring bearer

RD: Rehearsal dinner

SIL: Sister in law

SSM: Same sex marriage

SSW: Same sex wedding

STD: Save the date

TOG: Photographer

TTD: Trash the dress

Well, we hope these common wedding acronyms and abbreviations helped you to understand the wedding planning facebook groups and forums that you are part of a little better!

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