- Wandeth Van Grover, MPH
Terms Every Bride-To-Be Should Know About
Updated: Nov 3, 2021
Ascot Tie - This is a wide type of necktie that is reserved for the most formal of daytime weddings and occasions. It is worn with a gray cutaway (morning) coat that is longer in the back than at the front and gray striped trousers.
Backpiece - This is an often highly decorated comb that sits on the back of a bride's head and is used for attaching her veil.
Ballet - Also known as a waltz, this is a veil length that drops below the bride's knees, but above her ankles.
Basket Weave - A type of decorative piping on the wedding cake which features interlinked horizontal and vertical lines of icing.
Best Man - The best man will have numerous duties, the most important of which is to keep the bride's ring safe until it's time for the vows, when he hands it to the groom for putting on her finger. His other duties include announcing speeches at the reception and making his own. He will also sign the marriage license, and make sure the groom gets to the wedding!
Biedermeier - A type of posy where the flowers are arranged in rings according to their color. (See Posies).