Monday, May 23, 2022

Wedding Terminology Glossary

Through your wedding planning process, you may come across terminology that you’ve not heard of in everyday life. What are they referring to exactly, and what is the difference? Here’s your ultimate guide to all wedding planning terminologies you will ever need!

AD

AD stands for Actual Day, use commonly by vendors such as Photographer, Videographer and Makeup Artist. It means the actual wedding day, to differentiate between their other services such as pre-wedding photography and videography.

BC

BC stands for Baby Chairs, logistically you will need to inform your venue manager how many to prepare for your little guests.

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BEO / EO

BEO / EO stands for Banquet Event Order / Event Order. It is the single most important document generated by the venue, besides the contract, that consists of all the details pertaining to your wedding. If you are not sure how to navigate through this document, check out our guide – 6 things to look out for in your BEO document.

BM

Wedding of Kai Chin & Evelyn | Photo by Tinydot, Yu Hsin

BM refers to Bridesmaids.

EMBOSSING

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Used commonly in describing invitation cards, embossing is a printing technique that creates a raised effect on the paper.

ESCORT CARDS

Wedding of Mo & Richa | Photo by Andri Tei

Commonly confused with “Place Cards”, “Escort Cards” are little cards printed with a guest name along with the table number to which he/she is assigned to sit at. This card is typically presented to the guest upon arrival at the wedding venue and is used to inform or “escort” the guest to their assigned table.

EXPRESS HIGHLIGHTS

Express Highlights is a term used by videographers, referring to the videos that are being shot and edited within a few hours on the same day to be played at the reception. Another common term is Same Day Edit (SDE).

GM

Wedding of You Jiang & Simin | Photo by Pixioo

GM refers to Groomsmen

JP

Wedding of Kristian & Claire | Photo by Antelope Studios

JP refers to Justice of the Peace, or commonly known as solemnisers in Singapore. They are appointed by the President of the Republic of Singapore to carry out certain statutory duties such as solemnising your wedding.  

LETTERPRESS

Photo by The Fine Press

Used commonly in describing invitation cards, letterpress is a printing method that involves pressing onto paper to create an indentation. It is commonly done on thicker paper, creating a luxe textural effect for wedding invitations.

MC / EMCEE

MC stands for Master of Ceremonies, or commonly referred to as Emcee. They are the host of wedding ceremonies and receptions.

MOB

Wedding of Carlos & Miwako | Photo by Feldberyl

MOB stands for Mother of the Bride, an acronym commonly used for convenience.

MOH

MOH stands for Maid of Honour.

MUA

MUA stands for Makeup Artist.

PAGE BOY

Wedding of Kai Chin & Evelyn | Photo by Tinydot, Yu Hsin

Page Boys are commonly young boys who are part of the bridal party. They traditionally assist the bride in carrying the train. These days, Page Boys are commonly seen bringing in the wedding ring or a sign that announces the arrival of the bride.

PG

PG stands for Photographer.

PLACE CARDS

Wedding of Kai Chin & Evelyn | Photo by Tinydot, Yu Hsin

Commonly confused with “Escort Cards”, “Place Cards” are printed with a guest name and placed at the allocated space assigned for the guest.  Unlike “Escort Cards” that are presented to the guests upon arrival, “Place Cards” are found on the reception dining tables and help guests’ identity the specific location they are being assigned to sit at.

SDE

SDE refers to Same Day Edit, it is a term used by videographer, referring to the videos that are being shot and edited within a few hours on the same day to be played at the reception. Another common term is Express Highlights.

TC

Wedding of Desmond & Patrina | Photo by Trouvé

TC stands for Tea Ceremony, a Chinese tradition of serving tea to elderlies in the family as a form of respect.

VG

VG stands for Videographers.

WEDDING DOCUMENTARY

Wedding Documentary is a form of video that are produced by videographers. It documents the entire wedding in chronological order without much editing effects.


Now, you can converse in wedding jargons with ease isn’t it?

Feature image – Photo by Ty Welch on Unsplash

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