Use this domain for all the words related to arranging a marriage. Cultures vary widely in their practices. In some cultures marriages are arranged by the parents. In other cultures a man must seek a wife for himself. Some cultures allow either practice or a combination of the two. So some of the questions below may be inappropriate to your culture.
583 Mode of Marriage
584 Arranging a Marriage
What words refer to the process of arranging a marriage?
arrange a marriage, arranged marriage, marriage negotiations, match, espousals, marry off,
What words refer to asking someone to marry you?
ask someone to marry you, propose, pop the question, proposal,
What words refer to formally agreeing to get married?
get engaged, engagement, set a date,
What words refer to an announcement of a proposed marriage?
wedding announcement, announce your engagement, banns,
What words refer to the state of being engaged to be married?
engaged, engagement, betrothed, betrothal, espoused, promised,
What words refer to the people who are engaged to be married?
fiancé, fiancée, engaged couple, bride-to-be, husband-to-be,
What words refer to a person who helps with the negotiations?
What words refer to a gift or payment given to your future spouse or their family?
engagement ring, bride price, dowry
What words refer to a man trying to get a woman to marry him?
court, courtship, woo, suit, suitor, date, flirt,
What words refer to the age at which a person can get married?
marriageable age, coming out party, eligible, nubile,
What words refer to marrying secretly?