About the wedding day in English


Surely many of you have watched Hollywood films about the peculiarities of American marriages. Film has taught us how to choose bridesmaids, arrange stag and hen parties, hire wedding planners, and make gift lists.

On the other hand, today many Russian couples prefer to have weddings abroad. And here it is useful to shoe oneself with a couple of three phrases that are typical for planning a marriage in English.

Get married

This couple is going to get married this month.


The bride often wears a wedding gown or a wedding dress.


The groom often wears a tuxedo or a suit.

Made of honor - bridesmaid, witness

A made of honor is a woman selected by the bride to assist her.

The best man - witness

The best man helps the groom.


Bridesmaids are supposed to support the bride.

A matching dress - bridesmaid dress.

Bridesmades wear matching dresses.


Groomsmen usually make toasts.

A tuxedo (a tux)

A tuxedo is a traditional wedding suit for the groom.

Wedding party - friends of the bride and groom

A wedding party consists of bridesmaids and groomsmen.

Wedding band/ wedding ring

You may exchange your wedding rings.

Cold feet - wedding jitters

It looks like Alice is starting to get cold feet.

Reception - wedding lunch

Much fewer guests were invited to the reception.


The newlyweds are going to Hawaii after the ceremony.