Dictionary of Common Abbreviations Used on the Site
BF – Boyfriend
BIL – Brother-in-law
BM – Bridesmaid or Best Man
BTB – Bride to be
DD – Dear Daughter
DH – Dear Husband
DIL – Daughter-in-law
DS – Dear Son
Ehell – Etiquette Hell
FBIL – Future brother-in-law
FH – Future husband
FIL – Father-in-law
FOB – Father of bride
FOG – Father of groom
FSIL – Future sister-in-law
FMIL – Future mother-in-law
FTB – Father-to-be
FW – Future wife
GF – Girlfriend
GMIL – Grandmother-in-law
HC – Happy couple
IL – In-laws
JOP – Justice of the Peace
MIL – Mother-in-law
MOB – Mother of the bride
MOH – Maid of honor
MOG – Mother of groom
MOTB – Mother of the bride
MTB – Mother-to-be
RSVP – Répondez s’il vous plait (French for “Respond, if
SAHM – Stay at home mother
SIL – Sister-in-law
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new to this site, please please tell me what POD means! I’ve never seen this on any other site.
Pod is a shortening of “peas in a pod”, as in, “we both agree and think like two peas in a pod”.
Would you please tell me what BWW means on this site? Thanks. And thanks for all you do on this site, it’s one of my favorites.
Big, Beautiful Wedding
Isn’t it Big White Wedding?
Wouldn’t BWW be Big White Wedding? 🙂
Dear Fiancee/fiance…..sometimes dear friend depending on the context
Please; what does “OP” mean? Thank you.
Original Poster or the person who submits the story being posted to the blog.
What does bean-dip mean?
I also wondered about bean-dip. Wasn’t sure it was appropriate, given its urbandictionary.com meaning :S
Bean-dip is when you politely change the subject. “Have you tried the bean-dip?” or something like “Isn’t this pie wonderful?” or “So how is your sister?”
I also saw “SS” on the community posts; from context it is apparently a bad thing…?
It means “special snowflake”.
I was wondering what the context of ‘gimme’ is? I’ve just started reading and I can’t seem to figure it out definitely.
Gimme, someone who assumes they deserve something, imagine the annoying ill-brought up child shrieking “gimme candy! Gimme that toy! Gimme gimme GIMME!”
What does IOW mean? I’ve seen it a couple of times around the site.
In other words
What does SO mean?
There is DH, DD, and DS; I’m a bit puzzled at the lack of DW (Dear Wife). Is it considered redundant?
DW is less used as usually (admin can confirm) that women post on these sites.
i am unable to open the “People and Details Checklist”. when i tried it did open as 784 pages of what might be code, if someone could send it to my email that would be great. thanks ever so, L
I love your site! (You’ve probably heard that a million times). Could you please tell me what TMI means? Thank you
Too Much Information
BWW = Buffalo Wild Wings?
Just had to tell you how much I love your website!!!