What is the difference between ‘wedding’ and ‘marriage’?

What do ‘marriage’ and ‘wedding’ mean?

Learn the how they’re different here and how to use them. Check it out!

Hi, I’m Joel. Today, I’m going to talk about the difference between “wedding” and “marriage.”

During my classes on Skype, a lot of students have been confused about these two words.

It’s a common mistake that I’ve noticed among many English students.

Today, I’m going to make it simple for you to understand and say correctly.

It’s really very simple. A wedding is the party or the ceremony,

the event where the two people are getting married.

That is the wedding.

The word “marriage” refers to the union or the relationship

that the husband and wife have after they get married,

or in other words, after the wedding… after the ceremony.

Okay, to summarize:

The wedding is simply the ceremony or the party where the two people get married.

And marriage refers to the union or the relationship that these two married people have together.

Now, I’m going to give you some example sentences:

“We went to a wedding last week. It was beautiful.”

“They are getting married in April next year, but they have already started planning for the wedding.”

“Good communication is essential to a great marriage.”

Okay, I hope that this lesson was helpful and

that now you know the difference between marriage and wedding.

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2 Responses

  1. ‘Wedding’ should be used while inviting people on the occasion. For example:
    You are cordially invited to attend the wedding ceremony of my loving son.
    Mrs and Mr Ruknuddin Shaikh solicit your blessings on the wedding ceremony of their son.

  2. Useful post about grammatical mistakes, It’s best to learn from other’s mistakes than to feel the urge to commit one by oneself & then think of learning. I think we’ve all made some of these mistakes to some degree or another.

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