Post # 1
For example, I’ve been very curious lately why invitations (including maps, reply cards, and all other inserts) are suddenly now called suites by many folks when no one ever used to call them that at all. But you never hear that term with other stationary sets.
Or why is a plain ring called a band but anything else is simply called a ring? Non-wedding rings that have no decoration are not called bands. Plus, it makes perfect sense why some would (and very often do) get confused and think that someone is talking about a musical group instead since that is the much more common usage.
What terms and phrases associated with weddings make no sense to you?
Post # 3
My hubby thought STD’s were sexually transmitted diseases, lol !
Post # 4
Wedding breakfast. That’s what the 3 course wedding meal served well past breakfast time is called here in England. Wedding meal, dinner, supper, banquet would make a lot more sense to me!
Post # 5
@ItalianLady: That was the first thing that came to my mind too
I still don’t know what DH stands for
Post # 8
Yeah, STDs and BMs always make me laugh, because apparently I am twelve. Esp. when used in titles like, “I finally got STDs!” or “BM Trouble.”
Post # 9
I assume that “FH” is “future husband”, but what is FI? I’ve gained by context that it indicates “fiance”, but is it just an abbreviation created by using the first two letters or does it actually stand for something?
Post # 10
It’s more of a concept than terminology, but all of a sudden its not “white”, it’s “ivory” or “oyster” or whatever. And this happens with all colours associated with a wedding – its not “green”, its “kelly apple green”
And suddenly, somehow, this is the most important distinction in the world. ????
And, just so you know, I’ve actually caught myself correcting people on this – one of my BM’s asked if I was getting a white dress and I automatically replied, “No, ivory.” You should have seen the look she gave me!! Disbelief mixed with equal parts crazy & WTF. Yeah. Haven’t done it again.
Post # 12
@bebefly: Uggghhh a friend of mine was agonizing over guava vs something, and I was like there is a difference?! *sigh*
Post # 13
@The Unsuspecting Bride:
I thought it was the first two letters of Fiance, lol !
Post # 14
@ItalianLady: I refuse to abbreviate Save The Dates for that very reason! LOL!!!
Post # 15
I looked at invitations and was glad they added a little glossary for the 15 different items that apparently are part of a wedding invitation.
Also, our venue provides a ‘room captain’. In my mind, I am picturing some sort of pirate with a parrot on his shoulder.
I never knew what a crinoline was until I joined this board.
Post # 16
Love this post… and it so true!
I think I was on these boards just lurking for at least a month of two before posting a thing, just trying to figure out what all the abbreviations stood for.