(Closed) Words You Had Never Heard Before Wedding Planning

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011


Chivari chairs was one for me too, but we are having them, so I know what they are now. If you do a google image search, they are east to spot. Nothing crazy special, but there are som many ugly venue chairs that I think people get really excited for them.

I didn’t know the difference between a French and English bustle.

STD as Save the Date – before wedding planning that was so different. I have to stop myself from shortening it with normal people.


Post # 5
3049 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I’m interested to see responses! I know there are some words I’ve learned… but can’t think of anything at the moment. I haven’t heard of strassing or chiavari whatever before this post haha 🙂

Post # 6
1755 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

The abbreviations get to me too!  I think the worst are Bridesmaid or Best Man for bridesmaids – I’ve worked in the office of a medical training facility for several years and so well ewww.  And mother of the Bride – MOB is pretty funny and occasionally applicable when the mama’s get controlling LOL

Post # 7
132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011


– peignoir

– honeyfund

– minimoon

– bidet, oddly enough. Top that for randomness!

Post # 8
5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

I have never until wedding planning heard of a honeyfund, or knew people registered for honeymoons for that matter. I guess there is a lot I had no idea what a pomander was lol. and when I first joined the knot before I came here, the abreviations really had me confused… some still do I just figured out that OP was original poster like last week lol 

Post # 9
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Effiel Tower Vases. 


Post # 10
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I had a hard time figuring out what SO, Fiance, FH, etc mean.  That took time.


Post # 11
17 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

The post on the weddingbee blog is about chivari chairs today.  Complete with photos and comparisons.  Smile

Post # 12
1077 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

The acronyms

Chiavari chairs


Alencon, Venise, and Guipure lace…and what makes them different.


fascinator, bird-cage, and mantilla

Cricut (or generically, dye cutting)


about 10 kinds of flowers I may have heard of, but certainly couldn’t identify.

hen party


A long list of designer names.

sand ceremony


Post # 13
949 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Melini: Seconded on… yeah, all of these.

A million dress terms. Sweetheart neckline, kinds of bustles, fabrics, alterations, designers… man. No idea. A lot of words regarding receptions. I knew what “cocktail hour” and “plus ones” are, but they weren’t words as a unit to me like they are now. Gah!

Post # 14
2247 posts
Buzzing bee

My new vocabulary:


Save-The-Date Cards (Save The Dates)


All of the abbreveated people names (FFIL, Future Mother-In-Law, Fiance, etc.)


Halo (in regards to ring style)


Cupcake tower

Candy buffet



Jack and Jill shower

Cathedral/Chapel veil


Jordan almonds


Table runner


Wedding wands

Lol… I could go on…

Post # 15
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011


Birdcage veil


STD…yeah, I’m just going to take the extra time to say save the date. ha!

I’m sure there are plenty more but those came to my mind immediately.

Post # 16
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Yes to all ove the above! STD, tulle, French bustle, wedsite, halo ring… Also: “dress porn”, “ring porn”, “shoe porn”. If I had heard those words a year ago I would have thought they meant something completely different!

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