Wedding Terms & What They Mean


Wedding Terms & What They Mean

Hello wedding lovers! We had such an amazing weekend filled with clients and amazing couples that our hearts are still filled with love! So what better way to express how much we love what we do than to give you some wedding terms and what they mean! This way the next time you are with a wedding vendor and they start throwing terms your way, you’ll know what they mean. Now, keep in mind there are a lot of other terms that are used in the wedding industry; these are just terms that I notice most of my clients ask me about.

Banquet Event Order (BEO): This document is typically created by the caterer or venue and outlines the details of your event, like a guideline for them to execute and communicate the intricate logistics of your wedding to all necessary employees.

Charger Plates: A large, decorative plate that is placed under a dinner plate to bring colour, texture and elegance to the table.

Colour Palette: A range of colours used in wedding décor. Decorators normally stick with two or three main colours.

Day of Coordinator: Typically, we focus solely on pulling all the final details together towards the end of the wedding planning process and executing all these details for the bride and groom on their wedding day.

First Look: A moment typically staged by a wedding photographer for the bride and groom to see each other prior to the ceremony. Perfect for weddings that have a lot going on between the ceremony and reception.

Formal Exit: An orchestrated event where the bride and groom exit their ceremony or reception through thir guests who are doing something creative, like blowing bubbles, tossing confetti, etc.

Full Service Wedding Planner: We manage much more than just the day of the wedding. In fact, we are managing the entire wedding, from planning, to budget, to researching vendors, and then execute everything on your wedding day.

Letterpress: A vintage-style printing technique that gives words a grooved texture.

Mercury Glass: A term for silvered glass, which is glass that has been blown double walled, then silvered between the layers with a liquid silvering solution, and sealed. You can find mercury glass votives, or vases for that matter, in silvers, golds, and rose golds.

Overlay: A decorative linen placed on top of an underlay for contrast in colour and/or texture.

Stationary Suite: Describes all of the wedding stationary as a whole. THis will include your save-the-date cards, invitations, RSVP cards, and any additional reception paper goods like your menus or escort cards.

Sweetheart Table: The table where the bride and groom, and they alone, sit during the reception.

Tablescape: More than just your centerpieces, this describes the overall look of the entire event space. They are designed to complement everything in the room, from the linens, to the centerpieces, to the head table, to the receiving tables, that allows a mood to be set for the entire wedding.

Venue Coordinator: Also known as the Onsite Coordinator, they are an employee of the venue that acts as a liaison between the bride and groom and the venues employees. They do not focus on any other vendors or details, where your Day-Of Coordinator will.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact us for any questions, comments, or concerns about your wedding!