Speaking Vocabulary

English Phrases and Vocabulary Relating to Marriage

English Phrases and Vocabulary Relating to Marriage
English Phrases and Vocabulary Relating to Marriage

Talk about marriage and wedding parties in your country as well as the current overuse of money for wedding parties in hotels which have become very common these days. You can use the English phrases and vocabulary relating to marriage below besides your own vocabulary.

English Phrases and Vocabulary Relating to Marriage

Word/phrase Function Meaning
Shotgun wedding/ They
had a shotgun wedding.
NounA shotgun wedding is a wedding that is arranged to avoid embarrassment due to an unplanned pregnancy.
I can hear wedding bells.Expressional
Phrase
To think that someone is going to get married: She knew that if she brought her boyfriend home her mother would start hearing wedding bells.
A wedding anniversaryNounThe anniversary of the day on which you were married Anniversary: a date that is remembered or celebrated because a special or notable event occurred on that date in a previous year.
Wedding ceremonyNounthe social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed Ceremony: a formal act or event that is a part of a social or religious occasion.
Wedding ringNounA ring that you wear as a sign that you are married.
Marriage proposal/ He
proposed to her.
NounAn offer of marriage.
Maid of honorNounAn unmarried woman acting as the principal bridesmaid at a wedding. She assists and attends to the bride‘s needs.

Matron of honor

NounA married woman who is the main bridesmaid at a wedding. She assists and attends to the bride‘s needs.
Bride‘s maidNounA girl or woman who accompanies a bride on her wedding day.
Wedding dressNounA gown was worn by the bride at a wedding.
Best man/He is my best
man.
NounA male friend or relative has chosen by a bridegroom to assist him at his wedding.
Wedding registryNounA bridal registry is a service provided by a website or retail store to help engaged couples let wedding guests know what gifts they would like.
Ring bearerNounThe person, typically a young boy, who ceremoniously carries the rings at a wedding.
Wedding receptionNounA reception for wedding guests held after the wedding. Reception: a social gathering to celebrate something or to welcome someone
Wedding cakeNounA rich iced cake, typically in two or more tiers, served at a wedding reception.
Marriage vowsNounMarriage vows are binding promises each partner in a couple makes to the other during a wedding ceremony.
Engagement ringNounA ring was given and worn as a sign of betrothal. Betrothal: the act of promising to marry someone: engagement

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