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Decoding Abbreviations on Bridal Message Boards

on Feb 18, 2011 3:35 PM

AbbreviationsDH and FMIL LOL with MOH

Huh? Gesundheit? That’s what many brides-to-be think when they start surfing the bridal message boards.

On sites like, Wedding Bee and Wedding Channel, brides can go online and talk with other brides about their upcoming nuptials. Many brides like to go there to get ideas, but often times they end up getting confused!

From DH to BM, where do you begin? Started with some research. A Google search may prove to be quite helpful. But first, here's a guide to the weird and unnecessary bridal board abbreviations.

  • E-Ring = Engagement ring
  • DH = Darling Husband
  • FMIL = Future mother-in-law, FFIL = Future father-in-law, etc.
  • BM = Bridesmaid
  • BP = Bridal party
  • FI = Fiancé
  • STD = Save the Date

Now that we’re all on the same page, we can all tackle the wedding boards like a pro. Good luck and happy planning!