The Glossary of Wedding Terms A - B

The Glossary of Wedding Terms A – B

Every field has peculiar terms. When you hear the terms, you will automatically know the field in question. In today’s article, you’ll learn and get yourselves familiar with wedding terms.

Wedding Terms


1. Aisle

It is a straightforward path across the rows of seats.

2. Aisle Runner

An aisle lined with a long piece of material or several parts linked together.

3. Altar

An altar is an area where religious sacrifices are made. They can be found at the front of the room in most places of worship, including cathedrals and churches. You and your spouse will make vows at the altar.

4. Ascot Tie

This is a large necktie that is only worn at the most formal daytime weddings and events. It’s paired with gray striped trousers and a gray cutaway (morning) coat that’s longer in the back than the front.

5. Attire

The wedding attire is the clothing worn specifically for the wedding ceremony.

6. Applique

Appliqué is the decorative needlework and detailing used on many wedding gowns. This includes everything from glitter and beads to intricate lace.


7. Back Piece

This is a comb that sits on the back of a bride’s head for securing her veil. It is also has ornately decorations.

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8. Ballet

This is a veil length that falls below the bride’s knees but above her feet, also known as a waltz.

9. Best Man

The groom typically assigns the honorary title of best man to the closest male in his life. A brother, father, son, cousin, or friend may be the person in question. However, in today’s weddings, the best man can be of either gender.

10. Biedermeier

A posy in which the flowers are arranged in rings based on their shade

11. Black Tie

The term “black tie” refers to the dress code for the event to which you have been invited. For men, a wedding or formal event usually means a tuxedo-style outfit.

12. Blusher

Before the wedding, the bride wears a blusher, which is a one-tiered short veil that covers her face.

13. Bomboniere

This is an Italian term that means “wedding favor.” It is a small present from the hosts to their guests to say thank you for coming.

14. Boutonniere

This is a single or flower spray that a man wears in his buttonhole.

15. Bouquet

This is the floral arrangement that a bride normally carries. 

16. Bouquet Toss

The bouquet is thrown as a symbolic act by the bride, and the single woman who catches it is said to be the next to marry.

17. Bow Tie

A bow tie may be worn instead of a traditional necktie.

18. Bridal Boutique

The bridal boutique is one of the most important aspects of your wedding experience because it is where you buy your wedding gown.

19. Bridal Party/Train

The Maid of Honor, Bridesmaids, Best Man, Groomsmen, Ring Bearer, and Flower Girl are normally part of the bridal party.

20. Bridal Procession

This is the sequence in which the bride and her bridesmaids walk down the aisle toward the groom and his groomsmen who are waiting for them.

21. Bride

A bride is a woman who is about to marry and is a female partner in a wedding ceremony.

22. Bridegroom

A groom on his wedding day, or shortly before or after it.

23. Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids are the most important girls in the bride’s life. Sisters, relatives, cousins, and daughters. Whoever is nearest to the bride may be included in this party.

24. Buck’s Night

Groomsmen throw a party to commemorate the groom’s “last night as a single man”.

25. Buffet

This is a form of catering in which food is arranged in a specific location and guests pass by to pick up whatever appeals to them.

26. Bustle

The train on your wedding gown is picked up by a bustle. The seamstress sews it into your gown; some wedding gowns come with Bustles.

The next post has the C – D wedding terms.

Photo Credit: All images used in this post are from pinterest.

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