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The A to Z of Wedding Abbreviations

Do you know your MOH from your FFIL? Have you chosen your FG or GM? Does the BM know what is expected of him?

Once you enter the world of engaged couples you will start to encounter all sorts of words that you will have never seen before. Join any message boards, forum or subscribe to wedding newsletters and you will encounter all sorts of wedding-related abbreviations. The first time you receive them your brain might be like ‘Waaaaaaaaa?’ but soon you’ll be speaking fluent wedding just like everyone else.

To help you navigate the world of wedding abbreviations and acronyms, we have broken down the most common wedding abbreviations from A to Z!

AI – All-inclusive 

B2B - Bride-to-be

BF – Boyfriend 

BIL – Brother-in-law 

BM – Best Man or Bridesmaid 

BP – Bridal Party 

CP - Centerpiece

DF – Darling Fiancé or Fiancée 

DFH – Darling Future Husband 

DH – Darling Husband 

DOC - Day-Of Coordinator

DWDestination Wedding / Darling Wife or Dreamwedding (of course) 

E-PartyEngagement Party 

E-Ring / EREngagement Ring 

FFIL – Future Father-in-law 

FGFlower Girl 

FH – Future Husband 


FIL – Father-in-law 

FILTB - Father-in-law-to-be

FILs – Future In-Laws 

FMILFuture Mother-in-law  

FNF – Friends and Family 

FOBFather of Bride 

FOG – Father of Groom 

FSIL – Future Sister-in-law 

FW – Future Wife 

GF – Girlfriend 




IHO – In Honor Of 

ILs – In-Laws 

JP – Justice of the Peace 

LDR – Long-Distance Relationship 

LTBM – Living Together before Marriage 



MOBMother of the Bride 

MOG – Mother of Groom 

MOHMaid of Honor or Matron of Honor 

MUA – Make-up Artist 

NH – New Husband 

NWR – Not Wedding Related 

OOTG – Out of Town Guests 

OOTB – Out of Town Gift Bags 

RBRing Bearer 

RDRehearsal Dinner 

SIL – Sister-in-law 

SO – Significant Other 

STBMrs – Soon to Be Mrs. 

STDs – Save-the-Date Cards 

TTD - Trash The Dress

TYC - Thank You Cards

WPWedding Party or Wedding Planner

WR - Wedding Ring



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