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Vocabulary - You're Invited to a Wedding!
In this quiz you'll learn lots of Spanish words associated with weddings.

Vocabulary - You're Invited to a Wedding!

This Spanish Difficult Review quiz has invited you to a wedding by asking you to use your wedding Spanish words. Have you ever been to a wedding? Weddings are celebrations of life – or more specifically – the celebration of a new life shared by two people who love each other. It is a very festive occasion that brings many people together in honor of the new couple.

Weddings have been occurring since the very beginning of time and now you will be able to celebrate weddings in two different languages! That is, after you learn some wedding vocabulary words. You have already learned the words for bride (novia) and groom (novio) so now let’s take a look at a few other words that are associated with a wedding.

WEDDING CELEBRATION

ENGLISH SPANISH
aisle pasillo [m] (remember that the double LL sounds like a Y)
banquet banquete [m]
best man padrino [m]
bouquet ramo [m]
bridesmaid dama de honor [f] (note that this is also used for maid-of-honor)
brother-in-law cuñado [m]
confetti confeti [m]
father-in-law suegro [m]
favor favor [m]
flower girl la chica de las flores [f]
garter liga [f]
honeymoon luna de miel [f]
license licencia [f]
mother-in-law suegra [f]
reception recepción [f]
ring anillo [m]
ring bearer portador del anillo [m]
sister-in-law cuñada [f]
tissue pañuelos de papel [m]
toast brindis [m]
vow voto [m]
wedding boda [f]
wedding veil velo de novia [f]

Are you now ready to attend a wedding? Then let’s see just how well you can answer the quiz questions – WITHOUT looking back at the introduction.

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1.
She throws petals on the ground before the bride comes.
dama de honor
suegra
cuñada
la chica de las flores
The flower girl throws petals on the ground before the bride comes. Flower girl in Spanish is la chica de las flores.
2.
Whoever catches this is said to become the next bride.
anillo
ramo
velo de novia
favor
Tradition states that whichever young lady catches the bride’s bouquet will become the next bride. The Spanish word for bouquet is ramo.
3.
The bride and groom go on this after their wedding.
liga
pañuelos de papel
banquete
luna de miel
The bride and groom go on a honeymoon after their wedding. The Spanish words for honeymoon are luna de miel.
4.
The bride walks down this on the way to meet up with her groom.
pasillo
boda
voto
recepción
The bride walks down the aisle on the way to meet up with her groom. The Spanish word for aisle is pasillo.
5.
The groom’s mother will become this to the bride.
cuñada
suegro
suegra
cuñado
The groom’s mother will become the bride’s mother-in-law. The Spanish word for mother-in-law is suegra. Note the feminine form.
6.
The best man at the wedding usually gives this to the bride and groom before the dinner begins.
anillo
brindis
pañuelos de papel
confeti
The best man at the wedding usually gives the toast to the bride and groom before the dinner begins. The Spanish word for toast is brindis.
7.
The groom takes this off of the bride’s leg and throws it to the single men who tradition says will be the next groom.
licencia
favor
anillo
liga
The groom takes the garter off of the bride’s leg and throws it to the single men. Tradition says whoever catches it will become the next groom. The Spanish word for garter is liga.
8.
Lots of happy tears are shed at weddings so you will need to have a good supply of these on hand.
banquetes
pañuelos de papel
velos de novias
confeti
Lots of happy tears are shed at weddings so you will need to have a good supply of tissues on hand. The Spanish word for tissues is pañuelos de papel.
9.
After the wedding ceremony, everyone gathers here to celebrate, eat and dance.
padrino
suegro
recepción
dama de honor
After the wedding ceremony, everyone gathers at the reception to celebrate, eat and dance. The Spanish word for reception is recepción. Note the accent mark over the 'o'.
10.
A wedding is not legal without this.
licencia
voto
boda
anillo
A wedding is not legal without a license. The Spanish word for license is licencia.
Author:  Christine G. Broome

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