From MOH to FH: Wedding Lingo and Abbreviations Decoded

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Have you exchanged an email with a friend, logged on to a wedding forum, or viewed a comment on a popular wedding blog only to feel as if you're reading alphabet soup? With so many abbreviations for popular wedding-related phrases, it's easy to get lost in a sea of MOHs, FOBs, and FWs. What do the all mean? We're here to decode the most common wedding abbreviations you may encounter so that you can use them yourself—or at least be able to understand what you're reading.

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AHR: At-home reception

AI: All-inclusive

BIL: Brother-in-law

BM: Best man or bridesmaid

BP: Bridal party

DOC: Day-of coordinator

DW: Destination wedding

EP: Engagement party

ER: Engagement ring

FBIL: Future brother-in-law

FFIL: Future father-in-law

FG: Flower girl

FH: Future husband

FI: Fiancé or fiancée

FILs: Future in-laws

FMIL: Future mother-in-law

FNF: Friends and family

FOB: Father of bride

FOG: Father of groom

FSIL: Future sister-in-law

FW: Future wife

GM: Groomsmen

GP: Grandparent

H2B: Husband-to-be

IHO: In honor of

ILs: In-laws

JOP: Justice of the Peace

LDR: Long-distance relationship

LTBM: Living together before marriage

MIL: Mother-in-law

MOB: Mother of bride

MOG: Mother of groom

MOH: Maid of honor or matron of honor

OOTG: Out-of-town guests

RB: Ring bearer

RD: Rehearsal dinner

SIL: Sister-in-law

SO: Significant other

STDs: Save-the-dates

TTD: Trash the dress

WP: Wedding party or wedding planner

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