Are you struggling with what some of the wedding words you’re reading in bridal magazines mean ? well here is a list that we put together that will help ! Beautiful Former Bride Sarah to the right.
d’oeuvres- small appetizers that can be served hot or cold
tuck or fold or pleat that is sewn in place
linens- linens that are not pressed but are relaxed looks like it has a lot of
folds and creases
rich brown sauce in French cuisine, can be used alone or as a base
smooth glossy fabric that is typically made of silk
Chairs- light but elegant chair design by Giuseppi Descalzi in Italy. Can be
made of many different materials and many different colors.
thin stiff transparent fabric made of silk or yarn
Veil- a tier of veiling that is approx. 29”-42” inches in length. Will reach to
tightly wound cluster of flowers arranged in connecting circles and each circle
contains 1 type of color. Usually looks like a target
Service- waiters pass hors d’oeuvres from trays.
sweet rich chocolate icing/filling made of heavy cream and dark semi-sweet
chocolate. It is denser than mousse but not more than fudge.
small bouquet of flowers also known as poesy. Usually dome shaped
Mussy- alt. to be carried by the flower girl. Small bouquet of flowers in a
metal vase with a handle. Can also have a stand so that it can act as a
centerpiece in the reception
short overskirt or ruffle attached at the waistline of a dress, jacket, or
blouse. Accentuates the curves and makes a smaller waistline
form of piping that creates a 3 dimensional pattern of lace and squiggles
decorative silver coated balls of sugar
hardened almond paste and sugar, makes realistic cake toppers
Fee- caterers charge this to open bottles at receptions for those who bring
their own alcohol. Usually from $5-$10.
appetizer of raw vegetables sliced and served with dip
quiet gentle background music as guests arrive
song played during the lighting of the candle ect..
bridal party walks down the aisle, and the bride usually has a separate song
upbeat music celebrating the nuptials as the Bride and Groom exit the ceremony
music that is played until all guests have left the ceremony area
Rack- dresses that can be purchased right after you try them on, no
alterations, usually much cheaper
Stock- sale of china and dinnerware, guests can purchase these components
separately or individually
Setting- china patterns are in 5 pieces, Dinner plate, salad/dessert plate,
bread and butter plate, cup, and saucer.
Set- items not included in the place setting but can be coordinated. Salt and
pepper shaker, platters, servers, ect.
Jill- shower for bride and groom where both male and female guests are invited.
Usually a cocktail party, club, picnic, or barbq.
old fashioned term for new linens, lingerie, and clothing for the bride in
honor of the upcoming nuptials
blossoms are woven into a waterfall effect and it flows below the waist
temp. structure of 4 poles w/ canopy covering them, can be decorated with
flowers or linens. Is the centerpiece for Jewish weddings
Garden Arrangement- fluffy and full with lots of color. Traditional but not
Dried Petals- retain the color and texture of the petals for guest to throw
round ball of flowers suspended from a ribbon handle. Use as alt to bouquet or
Edge- slanted edge usually on heavy cardstock or inside embossed panels
Rag- rich and creamy paper made from cotton fibers. Top quality invitations
like embossing but images are depressed than raised
Edge- rough uneven edges on paper to give the “old world” look. Unfinished
precision cut to create windows to text or images, lasers are now used
decorative motif on stationary, is a topographical term to personalize them
(birds, trees, flowers…ect)
Color- produces ultra-saturated colors very striking especially for outdoors
tinted- vintage technique where color is applied to black and white photos
raised platform for head table
lighting technique. Die cut stencil is loaded into a projector and casts image
onto ground/ wall
Spotting- narrow field of light used to pick out and highlight an item, will
draw attention to special elements
2 tablecloths are layer and top one is extremely gathered and draped in soft
Table- small, romantic 2 person table for bride and groom
a pattern with raised patterns woven into it
gift or endowment the woman brings to her husband in marriage