Wedding Blogs Decoded

Sooo quick funny story…my mother was recently reading through one of my BRIDES magazines and though I’m not sure of the article that prompted her next response, I was left laughing with her for the rest of that day.  The conversation went a little something like this…

Mom: (reading magazine – whispers to herself): what in the world is a MOG?

sidebar:  it’s important to note that MAHG is the word that she said…NOT recite the letters M-O-G.  Anyway….moving on…

Me: (as though I thought she were talking to me): hunh, mom?  What is a WHAT?

Mom: I’m reading this darn magazine and they are talking about dresses for a MAHG.  I think this is a typo.

Me: How did they spell it?

Mom: M-O-G!

I could tell from how emphatically she stated it was a typo and how she spelled it that she was convinced that she was correct and that everyone else was wrong so I asked for the magazine and was presented with some great afternoon laughter (maybe you just had to be there…lol).

By now, you’ve guessed that M-O-G was an acronym for Mother of the Groom but I quickly realized that, there is a bit of alphabet soup that can be a tad confusing for those of us who are either far removed from the world of weddings or just not interested at all.  So if you’ve found yourself a little lost reading wedding blogs and magazines lately, here’s a quick review of some of the most common bridal acronyms to help you along the way  (by the way…Yes, I did correct her and give her this same tutorial. Lol.  She’s so funny):

  • AI: All Inclusive
  • B & G: Bride and Groom
  • BF: Context clues will help determine whether you should translate as Boyfriend or Best Friend
  • BM: Context clues will help determine whether you’re talking about the Best Man or the Bridesmaid
  • CM: Catering Manager
  • CP: Centerpiece
  • DH: Dear Husband
  • DIY: Do-It-Yourself
  • DOC: Day of Coordinator
  • DW: Destination wedding
  • E-Pics: Engagement Pictures
  • ER: Engagement ring
  • FBIL: Future brother-in-law (Brother-in-law would just be BIL)
  • FFIL: Future father-in-law (Father-in-law would be FIL)
  • FG: Flower girl
  • FH: Future husband
  • FI: Fiancé
  • FMIL: Future mother-in-law (Mother-in-law would be MIL)
  • FOB: Father of the bride
  • FOG: Father of the groom
  • FSIL: Future sister-in-law (Sister-in-law would be SIL)
  • GM: Groomsmen
  • GP: Grandparent
  • HM: Honeymoon
  • JP: Justice of the Peace
  • MOB: Mother of the bride
  • MOG: Mother of the groom
  • MOH: Maid or Matron of honor
  • NWR: Not Wedding Related
  • OOTG: Out-of-town guests
  • RB: Ring bearer
  • RD: Rehearsal Dinner
  • SO: Significant Other
  • STD: Save the Dates
  • TBP: The Bridal Party
  • WD: Wedding Date
  • WP: Wedding Planner
  • WR: Wedding Related

I hope this helps!  If you’ve heard of any new acronyms, don’t be shy…leave a comment below! Happy Reading!

2 thoughts on “Wedding Blogs Decoded

  1. High-larious story!!!! Gotta love moms 🙂 good to know about all of the different acronyms I always get tripped up by the millions out there but this just makes life a little easier especially for those with weddings or attending weddings soon

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