We even had our wedding rings engraved with the date of our marriage and the words “making history.”
She had never performed a wedding before and she came to the hospital room and married us.
What will the father say, in toasting his only daughter on her wedding day?
The official program for the wedding displays the signatures of Prince William and, for the first time, Kate Middleton.
Inviting Pippa Middleton to your wedding is always a risky business, as her sister found out.
The wedding party is just going to start, and then we can go too.
There the wedding supper was to be served by caterers at small tables.
Crosbie, to whom all this was not repeated, would have preferred a wedding in the country.
I don't know which was nicer, Jessica, Nora's wedding or yours.
On the wedding day, the bride and bridegroom are seated on two planks placed on the dais.
Old English weddung "state of being wed" (see wed). Meaning "ceremony of marriage" is recorded from c.1300; the usual Old English word for the ceremony was bridelope, literally "bridal run," in reference to conducting the bride to her new home. Wedding cake is recorded from 1640s; as a style of architecture, attested from 1879.
Old English weddian "to pledge, covenant to do something, marry," from Proto-Germanic *wadjojanan (cf. Old Norse veðja "to bet, wager," Old Frisian weddia "to promise," Gothic ga-wadjon "to betroth"), from PIE root *wadh- "to pledge, to redeem a pledge" (cf. Latin vas, genitive vadis "bail, security," Lithuanian vaduoti "to redeem a pledge"). Sense remained "pledge" in other Germanic languages (cf. German Wette "bet, wager"); development to "marry" is unique to English. "Originally 'make a woman one's wife by giving a pledge or earnest money', then used of either party" [Buck]. Related: Wedded; wedding.
Language designed to deceive; empty talk; self-serving verbiage
[1900+; words as empty as an eggshell that a weasel has sucked]