I realized that my vocabulary has expanded significantly since beginning to plan for my wedding. What words did you not know before you started (that are now part of your nearly-everyday vocabulary)?
I'll start us off...
Definitions for chapel length, cathedral length etc
Pick-ups, as in the skirt of a dress...
This is a cute topic!
I'm gonna say.... The acronym "STD" lol.. Totally different meaning when you're planning a wedding!
@Pinkmoon: ditto for the veil llengths
Difference between fishtail and mermaid dress
@MsHeatFan: Yes STD!
@MsHeatFan: Yes! My inner 12 year old snickers every time I see a thread that says "Got our STDs!"
Wedding ring AND engagement ring
(None of my unmarried friends knew that brides get two rings. I sent them pictures of two wedding bands with my engagement ring to help me decide which band to get. They all said "pick the one with the big diamond in the middle!!)
All the family acronyms like FMIL, FIL, DH, DD! I'd never seen those before entering the wedding world
fit and flare
@Sunnybrook: Absolute ditto. I saw a thread a while back that said, "Do you like my STDS?"
I giggled and moved on with my life.
waltz length (veil)
Been a bride and still don't seem to know any of these... Apart from STD since it was on another thread and I was a little confused.
Corkage fee. Thermography.
@Sunnybrook: Also, I told a friend a story that I had seen on Weddingbee involving pomanders and after I finished she just looked at me and said "...wtf is a pomander?"
Trumpet.... There are soooo many thou!
@sheepandbear: lol! That's so cute. What culture are you a part of?
I've learned: pomander, names of dress fabrics (organza, duchess satin), and food stations!
@sheepandbear: diamond shrinkage? Lol what does that mean?
I have worked in the health field and this means something very different - haha.
real touch roses
When I said this to my mom, she was like... ?!?!??!??
@MsHeatFan: HAHAHA, The first time I saw that I was like, "WTF would we need to help you CHOOSE an STD????" My fiance and I laughed a ton at that.
Blusher, bunting, charger, bezel, mixed metals, waltz veil, fingertip veil, STD, BM, FI, FH, DI, DH, MOB, all the other abbreviations, letterpress...
there are a ton! this is a fun thread! :)
@MsHeatFan: HAHAHA..my thoughts exactly.That one took me a while to interpret.
@Cyri: I actually still don't know what any of those mean.... And what is PP?? or OP?? HELP! :P
Many of the diamond cuts: Cushion, Asscher, Emerald, etc!
Gosh I feel like I'm too deep into the bridal world now that I can't remember them all! lol
@lochnessy: PP means "Previous Posters" and OP means "Original Poster"
@lochnessy, this link is helpful for all the abbreviations: http://wiki.weddingbee.com/Abbreviations
I'm also a giggler at STD's and BM's....
All the dress terms including:
Ruching (never heard before dress shopping)
Taffeta or tulle
Bustles (all the kinds you can have)
@KCKnd2: lol me too
Place cards vs escort cards.
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