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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
you please”)

SAHM – Stay at home mother

SIL – Sister-in-law

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  • dman August 18, 2010, 9:33 am

    new to this site, please please tell me what POD means! I’ve never seen this on any other site.
    Thanks

    • admin August 18, 2010, 9:54 am

      Pod is a shortening of “peas in a pod”, as in, “we both agree and think like two peas in a pod”.

  • lkb August 24, 2010, 8:17 am

    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.

    • admin August 24, 2010, 11:36 am

      Big, Beautiful Wedding

  • Asharah August 24, 2010, 11:55 am

    Isn’t it Big White Wedding?

  • Jillybean August 24, 2010, 1:00 pm

    Wouldn’t BWW be Big White Wedding? 🙂

  • Kristin March 27, 2011, 8:34 am

    df?

    • admin March 27, 2011, 3:28 pm

      Dear Fiancee/fiance…..sometimes dear friend depending on the context

  • N0rway April 5, 2011, 8:05 pm

    Please; what does “OP” mean? Thank you.

    • admin April 6, 2011, 6:07 am

      Original Poster or the person who submits the story being posted to the blog.

  • Enna May 12, 2011, 4:22 pm

    What does bean-dip mean?

  • anne October 9, 2011, 5:16 am

    I also wondered about bean-dip. Wasn’t sure it was appropriate, given its urbandictionary.com meaning :S

  • Tricia November 13, 2011, 4:39 pm

    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?”

  • Softly Spoken December 27, 2011, 7:13 pm

    I also saw “SS” on the community posts; from context it is apparently a bad thing…?

    • admin December 27, 2011, 7:39 pm

      It means “special snowflake”.

  • Swaffles June 16, 2012, 3:09 am

    I was wondering what the context of ‘gimme’ is? I’ve just started reading and I can’t seem to figure it out definitely.

  • Shnon October 3, 2012, 12:48 pm

    Gimme, someone who assumes they deserve something, imagine the annoying ill-brought up child shrieking “gimme candy! Gimme that toy! Gimme gimme GIMME!”

  • WeatherGirl October 14, 2012, 1:19 pm

    What does IOW mean? I’ve seen it a couple of times around the site.

    Thank you!

    • admin October 14, 2012, 3:12 pm

      In other words

  • Anon October 26, 2012, 2:45 am

    What does SO mean?

    • admin October 26, 2012, 6:04 am

      Significant Other

  • Jeb Raitt May 31, 2013, 10:03 am

    There is DH, DD, and DS; I’m a bit puzzled at the lack of DW (Dear Wife). Is it considered redundant?

    • Cattra June 11, 2014, 11:28 pm

      DW is less used as usually (admin can confirm) that women post on these sites.

  • Lura September 23, 2013, 7:38 am

    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

  • dave December 17, 2013, 7:40 am

    whats OP?

  • Sarah Webber January 7, 2014, 2:34 am

    I love your site! (You’ve probably heard that a million times). Could you please tell me what TMI means? Thank you

    • admin January 7, 2014, 9:57 am

      Too Much Information

  • Patrick October 15, 2014, 1:02 pm

    BWW = Buffalo Wild Wings?

  • Kelley L Mackaig October 14, 2017, 3:37 pm

    Just had to tell you how much I love your website!!!

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