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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.
Noun A 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 anniversary Noun The 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 ceremony Noun the 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 ring Noun A ring that you wear as a sign that you are married.
Marriage proposal/ He
proposed to her.
Noun An offer of marriage.
Maid of honor Noun An unmarried woman acting as the principal bridesmaid at a wedding. She assists and attends to the bride‘s needs.

Matron of honor

Noun A married woman who is the main bridesmaid at a wedding. She assists and attends to the bride‘s needs.
Bride‘s maid Noun A girl or woman who accompanies a bride on her wedding day.
Wedding dress Noun A gown was worn by the bride at a wedding.
Best man/He is my best
man.
Noun A male friend or relative has chosen by a bridegroom to assist him at his wedding.
Wedding registry Noun A 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 bearer Noun The person, typically a young boy, who ceremoniously carries the rings at a wedding.
Wedding reception Noun A reception for wedding guests held after the wedding. Reception: a social gathering to celebrate something or to welcome someone
Wedding cake Noun A rich iced cake, typically in two or more tiers, served at a wedding reception.
Marriage vows Noun Marriage vows are binding promises each partner in a couple makes to the other during a wedding ceremony.
Engagement ring Noun A ring was given and worn as a sign of betrothal. Betrothal: the act of promising to marry someone: engagement

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