To the newly engaged couples, Congratulations!
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Have you ever been in a situation where a bridal consultant speaks in a wedding ‘lingo’ that you can’t quite seem to grasp, yet are too shy to ask? Fret not any further! Today we’ll take you through some common jargons and abbreviations commonly used in our bridal industry because we understand that you have enough to stress about; What with planning for the wedding and all.
Moreover we have also encountered many couples who previously stopped us to ask what we were talking about. Thus we hope that this guide would aid in a carefree discussion or planning in the future!
The main persons aka the couple
HTB/H2B – Husband-to-be, in other words, the groom
BTB/B2B – Bride-to-be
SO – No, this is not a typing error, rather significant other
Wedding Family Parties
FIL – Father-in-law
MIL – Mother-in-law
SIL – Sister in law
BIL – Brother in law
FILS – Future-in-laws
MOH – Maid-of-honour
BM – Bridesmaid
GM – Groomsmen
ROM – Registry of Marriages
Registry of Marriages administers the registration and solemnisation of civil marriages in Singapore.
JP – Justice of Peace
The person who officiates your wedding outside the ROM.
STD – Save the Date
RD – Rehearsal Dinner
AD – Actual Day
MUA – Makeup Artist
ADS – Actual day shoot
PWS – Pre-wedding shoot
PS – Photoshoot
PG – Photographer
VG – Videographer
Sometimes also referred to as cinematographer.
OTR – Off-the-rack
To put it simply, off-the-rack means that gowns are ready for rental.
MTM – Made to Measure
A made to measure gown allows you to go through your dream wedding gown design that you would go through your dream wedding gown design with a designer to have a dress that is tailored specifically to fit you.
Refers to a 12” by 30” photo frame.
PS. It’s not necessary to put in three photographs, instead you could choose a gorgeous landscape image as well!
20” x 30”
A frame that is 20” x 30” dimension. Often to hang up on the wall.
Table Top (10R)
Often refers to a 10” x 12” framed photograph that is usually placed on tables.
That’s it for now! However if you have any other jargons or abbreviations that you’re still unsure of, feel free to leave a comment and we will compile another list for you!