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Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings Lexicon

Can't tell your fondant from your ganache? We've got you covered with
glossary of frequently used wedding lingo.
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A-LINE GOWN
n. Fitted around bodice, flows out to the ground; classic and simple; appropriate for any occasion
ACTION STATION - BUFFET
n. The station at a wedding buffet where the chef interacts and serves guests
ALTAR
n. Commonly a sacred, elevated platform or structure where wedding ceremonies/exchanging of vows (religious rites) are performed
Altar
APPETIZER
n. The first course, consisting of hors d'oeuvres, is designed to sustain guests until main course is prepared; also known as cocktail hour
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BALL GOWN
n. Definition of Cinderella; epitome of a fairy tale wedding; fitted bodice with a full skirt; can either be one piece or separates; most appropriate for large, traditional weddings—consistent with the formality of the event
BEO
n. The Banquet Event Order is "The bible" for Disney Fairy Tale Weddings; the contract for the wedding; the document containing everything the bride and groom need to know about their wedding details and pricing
BEST MAN
n. The brother or close male friend of the groom serves as his confidant and right hand man
BEST WOMAN
n. The sister or close female friend of the groom serves as his confidant and right hand woman
BOUTONNIERE
n. The floral décor for men, worn as a single flower or bud on lapel
Boutonniere
BRIDAL GLOW
adj. Beauty from within that radiates; a look so happy it makes others feel happy
BRIDAL PARTY
n. Bride, groom, bridesmaids, groomsmen, ring bearer and flower girl
BRIDAL PORTRAIT
n. The formal picture of the bride (sometime including the groom) in her wedding dress—usually before the wedding
BRIDAL REGIMEN
adj. Bridal beauty; achieving bridal glow
BRIDAL TEA
n. An alternative/extension of the bridal party, usually more intimate; shared with bridesmaids
BRIDAL TROUSSEAU
n. The outfit of a bride
BROOCH
n. Brooch bouquet; attached to garments and decorated with enamel or gemstones; used to adorn
Brooch
BRUNCH
n. The meal that is eaten in the middle of the morning as a substitute for breakfast and lunch; often accompanied by a mimosa
BUFFET (STATIONS)
n. The meal consisting of several dishes where guests serve themselves; usually set up in stations
BUSTLE
n. Fabric structure that expands the fullness of the back of the dress
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CAKE TABLE
n. Displays wedding cake; where the bride and groom "cut the cake"; can be the center of attention and a showcase of personality
CANDY BUFFET
n. A buffet of various types of candy; great alternative to favors ; a whimsical and youthful addition to décor
CASCADE BOUQUET
n. Long bouquet with a trail of vines or leaves
CENTERPIECE
n. The central, important display item of a table setting that sets the theme and the décor
CEREMONY
n. The formal exchanging of vows between the bride and the groom (the wedding)
CHARGER
n. The decorative plate that is placed under the dinner plate; the décor item used to enhance the table
CHUPPAH
n. The wedding canopy
CINDERELLA'S COACH
n. Your fairy tale comes to life as you are pulled by 6 ponies in Cinderella's Coach, complete with a driver and 2 footmen—available only at Walt Disney World Resort
Cinderella's Coach
COCKTAIL HOUR
n. The time of pre-dinner socializing intended to create a relaxing environment for mingling, usually accompanied by hors d'oeuvres and drinks
COLUMN (SHEATH) GOWN
n. Narrow shape flowing straight down from neckline to hem; hugs the body and shows any and all curves; appropriate for all types of weddings
CONFETTI
n. Small pieces of colored paper thrown on festive occasions, especially at the bride and groom during their ceremony exit
Confetti
CONTRACT
n. The agreement on wedding items and pricing; the first step in official planning process of a Disney Fairy Tale Wedding
CORSAGE
n. A small bouquet, adorned with a ribbon, usually worn on the wrist
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