Your Wedding Lingo Cheat Sheet

Not sure what the MOB is supposed to be doing (or even what an MOB is)? Find out here.

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Photo by Debra McClinton

BFF. LOL. TTYL. Chances are, you've come across―if not used―these popular acronyms. Now that you're engaged, you're about to encounter a whole new world of lingo. As you browse wedding-oriented websites and message boards for advice and ideas, you'll find that brides-to-be have their own language. Here, a cheat sheet to help you make sense of it all:

BM: Best man, or bridesmaid
BP: Bridal party
DW: Destination wedding
FBIL: Future brother-in-law
FFIL: Future father-in-law
FG: Flower girl
FH: Future husband
FMIL: Future mother-in-law
FOB: Father of the bride
FOG: Father of the groom
FSIL: Future sister-in-law
GM: Groomsmen
GP: Grandparent
MOB: Mother of the bride
MOG: Mother of the groom
MOH: Maid of honor
OOTG: Out-of-town guests
RB: Ring bearer