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- epithalamium - A poem written to celebrate a wedding.
- confetti - It is the plural of Italian confetto, "small sweet," as it was originally real or imitation bon-bons thrown during a carnival or after a wedding.
- morganatic - A survival of an ancient Germanic marriage custom, a gift on the morning after the wedding from husband to wife called morgangeba, "morning" and "give"; it now describes a marriage between people of different social status, especially a man of superior rank and woman of inferior rank.
- nuptial - From Latin nuptiae, "wedding," from nubere, "to marry."
Marriage refers to the state of being married, or to the relationship between a husband and wife.
You can also use marriage to refer to the act of getting married.
You don't usually use 'marriage' to refer to the ceremony in which two people get married. Use wedding.
|Noun||1.||wedding - the social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed|
|2.||wedding - the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony; "their marriage was conducted in the chapel"|
civil marriage - a marriage performed by a government official rather than by a clergyman
love match - a marriage for love's sake; not an arranged marriage
remarriage - the act of marrying again
|3.||wedding - a party of people at a wedding |
party - a group of people gathered together for pleasure; "she joined the party after dinner"
best man - the principal groomsman at a wedding
bride - a woman participant in her own marriage ceremony
flower girl - a young girl who carries flowers in a (wedding) procession
groomsman - a male attendant of the bridegroom at a wedding
trainbearer - one who holds up the train of a gown or robe on a ceremonial occasion
silver/ruby wedding → bodas de plata/de rubí
to have a church wedding → casarse por la iglesia
civil wedding → boda f civil
to have a civil wedding → casarse por lo civil
to have a quiet wedding → casarse en la intimidad
wedding band N = wedding ring wedding breakfast N (frm) → banquete m de bodas
wedding cake N → tarta f or pastel m de boda
wedding day N → día m de la boda
on her wedding day → el día de su boda
wedding dress N → traje m de novia
wedding invitation N → invitación f de boda
wedding march N → marcha f nupcial
wedding night N → noche f de bodas
wedding present N → regalo m de boda
wedding reception N → banquete m de bodas
wedding ring N → alianza f, anillo m de boda
wedding service N → boda f, ceremonia f nupcial BEST MAN
wedding[ˈwɛdɪŋ] n → mariage mwedding anniversary n → anniversaire m de mariage
golden wedding anniversary → noces fpl d'orwedding band n → alliance fwedding banquet n → repas m de noceswedding cake n → gâteau m de mariagewedding day n → jour m du mariage
their wedding day → le jour de leur mariagewedding dress n → robe f de mariéewedding feast n → banquet m de mariagewedding present n → cadeau m de mariagewedding reception n → réception f de mariagewedding ring n → alliance f