wedding


wedding
noun
ADJECTIVE
church, registry office (BrE)
traditional, white
big, lavish
small
gay, same-sex
Catholic, Jewish, etc.
royal
destination (= in a place far from where you live)
shotgun (= where the bride is pregnant)
VERB + WEDDING
have

They had a small wedding with close friends and family.

go through with
attend, come to, go to
celebrate
arrange, plan
invite sb to
conduct (esp. BrE), officiate at

The wedding will be conducted by the local priest.

The minister was asked to officiate at the wedding.

call off, postpone, stop
WEDDING + VERB
go ahead (esp. BrE), go off (esp. AmE), take place

The wedding went off without a hitch.

The wedding will take place in June.

WEDDING + NOUN
day, night
invitation
plans, preparations
planner
date

We haven't set a wedding date yet.

chapel (esp. AmE), venue
registry
dress, gown
attire (esp. AmE), clothes, outfit, suit
band, ring

She had a plain wedding band on her third finger.

shower (AmE)
ceremony, service
vows
procession
march
party, reception
breakfast (BrE, formal), feast
celebrations
speech (esp. BrE)
cake
gift, present
list (BrE)

We were choosing what present to buy from the wedding list they'd sent.

guests, party
singer (esp. AmE)
photographer
album, photographs, photos, pictures, video
anniversary
bells (figurative)

After going out with her boyfriend for a year, she started talking about wedding bells.

industry

I work in the wedding industry.

PREPOSITION
at a/the wedding

I met her at my brother's wedding.


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