To accompany a bride or groom in a wedding; to take part in a procession.
a) Bride’s trousseau or wardrobe – the clothes, linen, and other belongings collected by a bride for her marriage. b) Dowry.
Festivities (particularly weddings), joy.
First public appearance by a bride, when after a week at her parent’s house after the wedding, she finally departs for her new home accompanied by her spouse, family and guests.
Proverb: ‘Marriage has a lick of honey and a barrel of bitterness’
Conjugal: relating to marriage or the relationship between a married couple.
Husband and wife.
Proverb: ‘my sister, take care and water that basil’
This proverb was common in the past, when a young woman was available for marriage, instead of waiting for the match maker (il-ħotba), she used to put a pot with basil on the windowsill to indicate her availability, which she would continue to cultivate and maintain until someone declared his interest.
Expression: “asked for (his/her) hand” – marriage proposal
Expression: ‘They gave their word to each other’ , they took the marriage vows.
To addend a wedding.
Somebody who goes to a wedding, a guest in a feast, a participant in a ceremony, procession etc.
A wedding party.
A commission earned by a marriage broker; a request for marriage.