Wedding Planning Tips

Wedding Terms | Part 5 of 8: Wedding Party + VIPs

In this 8-part blog series, we are here to break down the wedding terms for you! This post is all about the Wedding Party + VIPs!


M.O.B – Mother of the Bride

M.O.G – Mother of the Groom

F.O.B – Father of the Bride

F.O.G – Father of the Groom

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M.O.H – AKA Maid of Honor and Matron of Honor. The right-hand lady to the Bride! A Maid of Honor is an unmarried woman whereas a Matron of Honor is a married woman. This person assists with and/or plans the wedding shower and Bachelorette party. They can also be a point person on the day of the wedding they will help with whatever may be needed. 

B.M – Best Man. The right-hand man to the groom! This person plans the Bachelor party as well as helps with whatever the groom may need on the wedding day. 

Junior Bridesmaids/Junior Groomsmen/Junior Ushers: Typically this person is between the ages of 10 and 17.

F.G – Flower Girl: A child often between the ages of 0 and 9 years. Usually a niece of a couple of a friend’s daughter.

R.B – Ring Bearer: A child often between the ages of 0 and 9 years. Usually a nephew of the couple or a friend’s son.


Candlelighter: A Candlelighter is common in Christian ceremonies and is most often reserved for people who are close to the couple but not included in the wedding party. It is also common for the mothers to act at the Candlelighter as well which signifies the beginning of the processional.

Responsorial Psalm:

Readers: A couple often selects one to two people who are important to them outside of the wedding party to offer a bible verse or poem mid-ceremony.

Petitions: In a Catholic Ceremony

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