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For Life
2005.06.03(Review of 2004.02.19 edition)

The bride and groom are now husband and wife, AND it's a Friday! Do you know any better reasons for having a party?

Today's LessonCATEGORY: 間違えやすいボキャブラリー


  • A wedding reception is a formal party to celebrate a new marriage.

    Be Careful! Using the expression “wedding party” to talk about a wedding reception can be confusing. The “wedding party” is also the GROUP OF PEOPLE who take an active part in a wedding ceremony, including the maid of honor, bridesmaids, best man, groomsmen, etc.
  • wedding reception は、新婚の2人を祝うためのフォーマルなパーティー、つまり、結婚披露宴のことです。

    注意: wedding party と wedding reception を、混同しないようにしましょう。wedding party は、結婚式に積極的に参加する人のグループのことです。maid of honor(花嫁に付き添う女性のうちの一番主な人)、bridesmaids(花嫁に付き添う他の女性たち)、best man(花婿に付き添う男性のうちの一番主な人)、groomsmen(花婿に付き添う他の男性たち)などが含まれます。


  1. I read in a travel magazine that the average wedding in Japan costs over 2 million yen, including the ceremony and reception.
  2. (a Canadian)
    Ken and Rika's wedding reception was so interesting! There were speeches and songs, a “candle service”, and the bride changed her outfit three times!
  3. I wasn't invited to the wedding ceremony - just the reception.

英会話レッスンHere's to the happiness of the lucky couple!