THERE ARE WAAAY TOO MANY WEDDING INDUSTRY WORDS, TERMS AND ACRONYMS, AM I RIGHT?!
Aisle Runner: fabric or other decor that runs the length of the aisle
A-Line: a dress shape that has a fitted bodice and a slightly flared skirt starting from the waist
Appliqué: a french word that means ‘applied’ and in the wedding industry refers to decorating fabric by applying and layering other cut pieces of fabric over it
Arbor: a group of branches or latticework that forms an archway for a bride and groom to stand beneath during their wedding ceremony.
AV: refers to audio/visual – most venues require you to work with an AV vendor to determine your sound and lighting requirements. Often work hand in hand with a DJ.
Ball gown: a tight, fitted bodice and definite waistline with gathered or pleated full skirt.
Ballet: a veil that falls somewhere between the knee and the ankle. Also known as a Waltz veil
BEO: Banquet Event Order – this is the document that outlines your final selections for food, drink and service times with your reception venue. This powerful doc will determine your service for your reception and must be signed off by the venue and the couple
Bentwood Chair: a popular option associated with laid-back, effortless elegance
Birdcage veil: skims the face and head, never falling below the chin
Black Tie: A formal dress code that calls for tuxedos and evening gowns