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A-Z WEDDING TERMINOLOGIES EVERY COUPLE SHOULD KNOW

A-Z WEDDING TERMINOLOGY EVERY COUPLE SHOULD KNOW

Here is the A-Z of wedding terminology every couple should know! Ever sat down with one of your wedding suppliers and wondered what term he / she talked about? Weddings have a language of their own. You, lovebug, should be in the know of all the wedding terminologies you will encounter when planning your special day.

A –LTAR
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In the Philippines, the traditional ceremony consists of a priest giving his blessing to the bride and groom. The priest performs the rites in front of an altar with an image of the crucifix. The couple declare their love in front of the altar or in front of God, as if sealing their partnership.

B-OUQUET

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This is the most popular wedding term for brides as it holds the same weight as the wedding gown. Bouquets mirror the personality of the bride and can even determine the next bride in the “throw the bouquet” game. What can we say, Filipinos love a good superstitious belief.

C-ORONA BRIDE / GROOM

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This term refers to couples who had gone through their wedding last March 2020 onwards despite the threat of the virus. Being a CORONA bride or groom is unprecedented and is definitely one for the books.

D-ESTINATION WEDDING
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Having a destination wedding means staying in a picturesque location usually out of town for several days to celebrate your union. Destination weddings are popular all over the country as we have quite a number of scenic spots in the North, South, East and West. This doubles as a honeymoon getaway for the couple.

Antipolo, a mountainous area in the Eastern part of Manila boasts of a cool weather and only entails a 30-minute drive away from the Metro. Antipolo City has become the convenient place for destination weddings in the country as it has several tourist spots and scenic places that guests and couples from Manila enjoy without going too far.

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E-LOPEMENT
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In the olden days, to elope means to run away from disapproving parents to get married and start a new life. That meaning has changed with the times. Now, to elope means to get married without the burdens of inviting guests. Elopement inevitably gained attention especially in the pandemic era as couples no longer entertain the idea of accommodating friends due to safety protocols. They prefer to seal their union secretly so as to enjoy the company of each other. Oftentimes, couples consider elopement due to financial restraints.

F-AVORS
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Wedding favors are traditional giveaways that signify gratitude for attending the wedding. Couples personalize their wedding favors or opt for more functional pieces that guests can enjoy at home.

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G-OLDEN HOUR
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Photographers love to capture wedding events in the perfect light. The afternoon light, also called the golden hour is the perfect mix of orange and yellow hues that highlight the subjects in their best possible angles.

H-ONEYMOON
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Honeymoon is the time couples spend together after the wedding. “Latermoon” is an update on this wedding terminology. This means a belated honeymoon usually due to the travel limitations everyone is faced with in the pandemic era.

I-NVITATION
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Traditional couples still prefer the physical invitations to hand out to their sponsors and friends. The more tech-savvy couples usually utilize their digital resources to send out their “Save the dates” and invitations. This may come in a form of a video sent over the email, an event page on Facebook or a mere personal message.

J-OY
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This is the wedding terminology we all aspire for. They say happiness is temporary, joy is everlasting. 😉

K-NOT
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Tie the knot is a figure of speech that means to wed. A knot is usually a symbolism that partners will now endure life together as one.

L-IVE STREAMED WEDDING
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A live streamed wedding gained traction this 2020. This means going live on a particular streaming application for guests to view. This is a very helpful function for guests that cannot physically go to the wedding.

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M- INIMONY / MICROWEDDING
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Now, here is a wedding terminology that just newly sprouted from 2020. A “minimony” or a “microwedding” means a wedding that has less than 20 guests.
This rose to popularity because of the safety protocols set by the government to limit contact with other people. We don’t know about you, but we are loving this trend from 2020! This is the perfect, intimate gathering we romantics dream to have.

N- OSEGAY
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A nosegay is a small bouquet usually carried by the bridesmaids. This is a smaller version of the bouquet carried by the star of the day, the bride.

O-FFICIAL
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Put a ring on it, they say. Being official means letting your partner have the access to your life and complement your overall well-being. Traditionally, spouses are referred to as the ‘better half’. Let’s make it official, shall we?

P-LUS ONE

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In the pre-COVID world, guests can opt to bring their plus-ones or dates to the wedding. A wedding is the perfect time to mingle with friends and acquaintances and may even garner you a friend or two!

Q-UEEN ANNE NECKLINE
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The Queen Anne neckline is a dreamy, fairytale neckline that consists of a high back and sleeves that cuts to a low front with a sweetheart neckline. If you are tired of the usual off-the-shoulder, V-neck and strapless, why not go for this classic yet unusual style?

R- SVP
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Répondez, s’il vous plaît. This is what the RSVP wedding terminology means. It translates to: respond if you please. Now, this is a very important detail to the wedding. If you are a guest, return the gratitude from being invited to their most special day by actually confirming your presence. This helps the couple in their headcount for the catering service, seating arrangements and other important wedding elements.


S-OCIALLY DISTANT WEDDING
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Another wedding terminology that just gained traction in 2020. What does it mean to be socially distant? In the Philippines, the requirement is at least 1 meter in distance from each other. Not to mention the face masks that guests should be wearing when talking and mingling (unavoidable!) at the wedding. Which leads us to the the next wedding terminology.

T-ABLESCAPE
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Tablescapes, now, have to be creative and safe for all users. Chairs may be arranged one seat apart. Acrylic shields may also complement the centerpieces.

U-SHERS
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Ushers are people who help guests find their seats at the wedding. Nowadays, ushers may enforce the social distancing and overall assist in the success of the physical wedding event with the safety measures in mind.

V-IRTUAL WEDDING
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A virtual wedding may also mean a live streamed wedding. A couple can host their special day in an online video room or in a venue that facilitates your event via Zoom. This is the perfect way to minimize resources and still stay within the boundaries of a safe and fun wedding!

This venue offers to live stream your wedding day with their affordable packages.

W-IFELORETTE
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A wifelorette is a belated bachelorette party. A corona bride / groom may have wedded already without a bachelorette party. Friends may still want to celebrate the singlehood of the bride by holding a wifelorette.

X- (E)XIT
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The entrance of the bride and groom to the wedding reception is something anticipated. An (e)xit on the other hand is not nearly so. But this is actually very important to signify the end of the party. Couples usually plan how they enter and exit their own reception. How do you plan to execute yours, lovebug?

Y-OKE
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Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?” – 2 Corinthians 6:14

This is a bible verse that is most often associated with weddings and marriages. Filipinos are traditional Catholics and abide by God’s word. You will most likely hear this bible verse in wedding seminars and workshops in preparation for your final wedding day.

Z-INNIAS
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Zinnias is a type of a colorful flower in the daisy family. They are known for their round shape and sunflower-like appearance. Zinnias are an affordable alternative to dahlias and they come into bloom mid-summer.

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