Monday, October 25, 2010

The Wedding Dictionary

Grooms- Not really sure what your bride-to-be is talking about with all of that wedding lingo?  Here's a short list of vocab you should probably know when you start planning your wedding.  Ladies, you might like to know some of these too!

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The Groom:
Ascot: A wide, formal tie generally worn for formal daytime weddings.
Boutonniere: A flower, or flowers that are worn by the men in the wedding party. It should always be affixed to the left side of the jacket.
Cutaway Jacket: A jacket which tapers from the front waist button to a long, wide back tail. It is usally worn with a wing-collar shirt with an ascot and vest.

The Bride:
Bodice: The close, upper-fitting part of the dress
Blusher: A short veil that covers the bride's face before the ceremony.
Cathedral train: A long piece of fabric that extends 7 feet from the waist.
Illusion: The netting used for veils and headpieces. 
Nosegay: A small bouquet carried by the bride and bridesmaids. 
Tea Length: The length of dress that falls several inches above the ankles. 

Photo courtesy of The Wedding Chicks

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