In the midst of it all, the bridegroom was the person to whom the least attention was paid.
The bridegroom regarded her with a face that was luminous of delight.
After a long silence, the bridegroom was the first to start a new subject.
They rested now upon the bride, now upon the bridegroom, now upon the faces of the rector and his curate.
The bride, bridegroom, and the bride's father shall drive with me.
The bridegroom, however, serves his wife's mother, and he lives with her people.
There were two companies—the bride's party and the bridegroom's party.
Tribal custom requires the bridegroom to reside with the wife's family.
On the wedding day, the bride and bridegroom are seated on two planks placed on the dais.
They were married by an aged clergyman, a relative of the bridegroom.
Old English brydguma "suitor," from bryd "bride" (see bride) + guma "man" (cf. Old Norse gumi, Old High German gomo, cognate with Latin homo "man;" see homunculus). Ending altered 16c. by folk etymology after groom (n.) "groom, boy, lad" (q.v.).
Common Germanic compound (cf. Old Saxon brudigumo, Old Norse bruðgumi, Old High German brutigomo, German Bräutigam), except in Gothic, which used bruþsfaþs, literally "bride's lord."