LIVE WITH LYNNE AND CRAIG
To get married TO someone vs to be married TO someone, to marry someone, to say
‘I do’, to tie the knot , to remarry, to elope
Differentiate: I’m not married, I’ve been married, I’m married (important to
hear the auxiliary when being chatted up!)
Types of weddings/events
A shot-gun wedding - Civil partnerships - Registry office or church ? a civil
ceremony, a religious ceremony, stag night (UK) bachelor party (US) (despedida
de soltero) – despedida de soltera = hen night, reception, speeches, honeymoon
priest/minister/vicar/pastor/rabbi/imman? / registrar / justice of the peace:
person who legally marries the couple
bride: woman getting married (novia)
groom: man getting married (novio)
best man: groom’s best friend or closest family member (witness to the marriage
and person responsible for the ring and stag night (UK) bachelor party (US)
(despedida de soltero) – despedida de soltera = hen night
maid of honour: bride’s best friend or closest family member (witness to the
bridesmaids: other female friends or family members who accompany the bride
guests (Pron: /gests/)
caterers / bar staff
Newlywed(s) – People who have just married are referred to as “newlyweds.”
tuxedo – esmoquin
a wedding dress with a veil
carry/throw a bouquet (of flowers)
to walk down the aisle
to get cold feet
What to say to the bride and/or groom after the wedding:
You look stunning. (very beautiful)
You look handsome. (very good looking; say to males)
Your dress is gorgeous/amazing/breathtaking (it takes my breath away).
The food was delicious.
Thank you for inviting us.
We really enjoyed ourselves. / We had a wonderful time.
The wedding was beautiful.
When’s the honeymoon? / Where are you going?
If you are already married, what was your wedding like? What do you remember?
If you’re planning a wedding, what would be your dream wedding?
What’s your opinion of weddings? Are they a waste of money or the best day of
Do you have any memorable stories of being a guest at a wedding?