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Topic: FAMILY


wedding

noun
     
wedding
wed‧ding S2 W3 [countable]
1SSF a marriage ceremony, especially one with a religious service:
Do come to our wedding.
wedding party/reception/breakfast etc (=a special meal or party that is held after a wedding)
cutting the wedding cake
We celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary (=the date on which we were married in a previous year) next week.
a wedding dress (=the dress worn by a woman who is getting married)
2

(hear the sound of) wedding bells

spoken used to say that you think it is likely that two people will get married
WORD FOCUS: marry WORD FOCUS: marry
wedding the ceremony at which people get married
bride
the woman who is getting married
bridegroom
/groom the man who is getting married
the best man
a friend of the groom, who helps him and gives a speech
bridesmaid
a woman or girl who helps the bride
matron of honour
British English/honor American English a married woman who helps the bride on her wedding day
reception
the meal after the wedding
honeymoon
the holiday that people go on after they get married
hen night
British English/bridal shower American English a party before the wedding for the bride
stag night
British English/bachelor party American English a party before the wedding for the groom
propose
to ask someone to marry you
get engaged
to formally agree to marry each other
marry

See also
marry
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