|Maid of Honor||The chief unmarried female attendant to the bride. She is responsible for a number of duties including holding the ring designated for the groom, holding the bride's bouquet during vows, and attending to the dress.|
|Man of Honor||The male equivalent of the maid of honor if the bride prefers to have a male friend stand as chief attendant.|
|Mantilla Veil||A wedding veil, made from a circular piece of fabric, and draped over the crown of the head, and secured with a comb. The Spanish translation is "little cloak."
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|Marzipan||A substance made of sugar, egg whites, and almond paste used as a base for icing or to mold decorative forms.|
|Matchbooks||A popular keepsake favor, matchbooks are often personalized in color and design.|
|Matron of Honor||The married equivalent of the maid of honor.|
|Mermaid Silhouette||The mermaid silhouette tightly hugs the contours of the body from the bodice to the knee. The skirt then flares out to the hem, beginning at or below the knee.
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|Mezzo Punto||A mixed lace composed partly of bobbin or woven work and party of buttonhole stitches. (see Battenberg Lace)|
|Microfiber||A lightweight synthetic fiber woven into fabrics, microfiber is available acrylic, nylon, polyester and rayon. The soft, luxurious fabric is wrinkle resistant and machine washable.
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|Mizinke (meh-ZINK-a)||A joyous dance towards the end of the simcha (reception), which honors parents who have brought their last daughter or son to the wedding canopy.
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|MOB||Acronym for mother of the bride.|
|Mock Neck||A similar style to the turtleneck, without the portion of folded fabric. (Also called the "Mock Turtleneck")
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|Modified A-Line||A style of skirt that skims the hips and gradually flares to the hem, forming an "A" shape. The skirt of the modified A-line fits closer to the body than traditional A-line skirts.
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|Modified Sweetheart Neckline||A modification of the sweetheart neckline, displaying more subtle rounding above the bust, and a shallower plunge at the décolletage. (See also: Sweetheart Neckline)
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|MOG||Acronym for mother of the groom.|
|MOH||Acronym for maid/man/matron of honor.|
|Moire||A heavy silk taffeta with a subtle, wavy design that has the look of wood grain.
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|Monarch Train||The longest, most formal train length, extending 9 feet or more behind the gown, from the back of the waist. (Also known as: "Grand Cathedral Train," "Royal Cathedral Train," & "Extended Cathedral Train")
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|Monograms||A graphic symbol consisting of two or more letters combined. On wedding invitations it is common for a monogram to consist of the first initials of both bride and groom and the last initial of the groom.|