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What are they talking about? Wedding Terminology

When you are planning your wedding, you search the Internet, you look through tons of magazines, and you talk to a lot of people. That is the fun part! But then the vendors start to use terms that are unfamiliar to you. Do not be intimidated if you are not familiar with wedding terminology...after all, this is your first time planning a wedding! Wedding vendors use these terms daily so the words just flow out of their mouth. Review the terms below and if you still have questions, contact us!

Let's learn some of those terms...
Venue: the type of facility (hotel, country club, convention center, etc)
Vendors: wedding suppliers (planner, photographer, baker, etc.)

Gratuities: tips

Wedding Party: everyone that is in the wedding (Bridesmaids/Groomsmen, Flower Girl, Ring Bearer, etc.)

Maid of Honor: not married

Matron of Honor: married

Formal wedding: wedding that is conducted with the highest form of social correctness and formality. (Bride attired in long gown and veil; Groom and ushers in tuxedos; reception with full meal, drinks)

Informal wedding: a casual and relaxed wedding. 

Semi-Formal wedding: a somewhat formal wedding. (printed invitation, wedding attire)

Guest Accommodations: hotel/motels for your guests

Stationery: paper products (invitations, place cards, thank you cards, etc)

Trousseau: the Bride's clothes and linens

Premarital Counseling: counseling before you get married

RSVP: reply to an invitation

Wedding Announcement Cards: 'We are Married!' (mailed to guest(s) who could not attend wedding)

Save-the-Date Cards: 'We are GETTING Married!' (letting everyone know that you are engaged and want them to keep the date open--good for destination weddings or weddings during holidays)

Officiant: person who officiates the marriage ceremony making it legal and binding.

Procession: when the bridal party walks down the aisle to start the ceremony.

Recession: when the bridal party walks down the aisle after the marriage ceremony.

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