of, for, or pertaining to a bride or a wedding: a bridal gown.
a wedding.
Archaic. a wedding feast.

before 1100; Middle English bridale wedding feast, Old English brȳdealu, equivalent to brȳd bride1 + ealu ale, i.e., ale-drinking; now taken as bride1 + -al1

bridally, adverb
prebridal, adjective

bridal, bridle. Unabridged
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bridal (ˈbraɪdəl)
1.  of or relating to a bride or a wedding; nuptial
2.  obsolete a wedding or wedding feast
[Old English brӯdealu, literally: "bride ale", that is, wedding feast]

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Word Origin & History

"wedding feast," O.E. brydealo "marriage feast," from bryd ealu, lit. "bride ale;" second element later confused with suffix -al.
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