Guide to Unusual Wedding Words and Phrases
Favours? Cocktail hour? Tossing bouquet? Sometimes getting married feels like having to learn a whole new language!
To explain some of the more unusual wedding-related words and phrases, here’s our quick guide:
Bridaller: If the term ‘wedding guest’ feels slightly bland, try calling friends and family ‘bridallers’ instead.
According to www.dictionary.reference.com the singular of the word Bridaller - means ‘a guest at a wedding’.
Trosseau: This wildly romantic sounding word comes from the French word ‘troussel’ and historically relates to items a bride needed to start married life, such as, linens, crockery and clothes.
Today the word is associated with luxurious lingerie a bride buys for her honeymoon.
Wedding Favours: Favours are small gifts from the couple given to guests (or ‘Bridallers’) for sharing their special day.
Cocktail Hour: This is the name given to the time slot after the ceremony and before the reception begins where cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are served.
Tossing bouquet: A bride’s bouquet is not only a beautiful keepsake but quite heavy.
To avoid injury, florists often create a smaller ‘stunt’ version for the bride to use to perform the tradition of throwing the bouquet.
Wedding Breakfast: The main meal at a wedding is referred to as the wedding breakfast simply because it is the first meal the bride and groom will enjoy as a married couple.