Wedding Speak

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A bit of trivia for starters: did you know that [email protected] brides have invented a whole new lexicon on weddings? Unbelievable, but it’s true and it’s amazing! It’s a hybrid language that’s an amalgamation of acronyms and shortcuts that’ll leave you in awe and change the way you view communication forever. Mastery of the information contained here will turn you into NNs (wedding speak for: Nuptial Ninjas).

ACRONYMS

BM (Depending on the context) Bridesmaid or Best Man
AE Account Executive (mostly used for caterers)
[email protected] Love Any act of love, help or support given or received by a Wawie
AVP Audio Visual Presentation
[email protected] Bride subscribed to [email protected]
B2B or BTB Bride-to-be
BIL Brother-in-law
CENOMAR Certificate of No Marriage
DIL Daugther-in-law
DW Discovery Weekend (pre-wedding seminar alternate for precana)
DIY Do-it-yourself
DP Downpayment (mostly for suppliers)
E-pic Engagement Pictures
E-ring Engagement Ring
E-session Engagement shoot; engagement session
EB Eye Ball (meet-up)
FOB Father of the Bride
FOG Father of the Groom
FIL Father-in-law
FG Flower girl/s
FT Food Tasting
FBIL Future Brother-in-law
FFIL Future Father-in-law
FH Future husband/fiancé
FIL Future In-laws
FMIL Future Mother-in-Law
FSIL Future Sister-in-law
GM Groomsman or Groomsmen
HMUA  Hair and Make-up Artist
H2B or HTB Husband-to-be
LS or L/S Lights and/or Sounds
LDR Long distance relationship
MOH Maid of Honor (for single) or Matron of Honor (married)
ML Marriage License
MOB Mother of the Bride
MOG Mother of the Groom
MIL Mother-in-law
OTD On the Day (mostly used for coordinators)
OOTC Out of the Country
OOT Out of Town
PV or P/V Photographer and/or Videographer
Precana Pre-wedding seminar/requirement for Catholics
PS Principal Sponsors
RD Rehearsal Dinner
RB Ring Bearer
SDE Same Day Edit
STD Save The Date
SO Significant Other
SIL  Sister-in-law or Son-in-law
SD Stepdaughter
SS Stepson or Secondary Sponsor (depending on the context)
TMUA Trial Make-Up
Wedsite Wedding website or blogsite
[email protected] WeddingsatWork
WYB Will You Be


THREAD/CONVERSATION LINGO

AFAIK As Far As I Know
HTH Hope this Helps
IIRC If I Remember Correctly
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IMO In My Opinion
TIA Thanks In Advance

 

CHURCH ACRONYMS

AP Archbishop’s Palace (Shaw)
BJP II Blessed John Paul II (Eastwood)
COTH Chapel on the Hill (Tagaytay)
CRL Church of the Risen Lord (UP Diliman)
CTK  Christ the King Church (Greenmeadows or QC)
ICC Immaculate Conception Cathedral (Cubao Cathedral)
MC Manila Cathedral
MTQ  Mary The Queen Parish (Libis)
NSDG Nuestra Señora de Gracia (Guadalupe, Makati)
OLA Our Lady of the Abandoned (Marikina)
PHS Parish of the Holy Sacrifice (UP Diliman)
SAC San Agustic Church (Intramuros)
SADP  San Antonio de Padua (Silang, Cavite)
SRdC Sta Rita de Cascia (Quezon City)
SSA Sanctuario de San Antonio (Makati)
SSJ Sanctuario de San Jose (Greenhills)

 

RECEPTION VENUE ACRONYMS

GG Glass Garden (Marikina)
LOL Light of Love Events Place (Quezon City)
MPC Manila Polo Club
NGC North Greenhills
PSE Philippine Stock Exchange (Tektite)
TBLF The Blue Leaf Filipinas
VV6 Valle Verde 6

 

CATERER ACRONYMS

PC Passion Cooks
KbyC K by Cunanan
PD Purple Dish
BP Blue Petals

 

COUTURIER/GOWN DESIGNER ACRONYMS

CA Cecilio Abad
BKS Boy Kastner Santos
GP Gretchen Pichay
PB Paolo Blanco
RB Roxoanne Bagano

 

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