Use the adjective bridal to talk about a wedding or a bride. A bridal bouquet is the arrangement of flowers the bride carries during a wedding ceremony.

Usually the word bridal describes anything having to do with a bride, like the bridal veil or the bridal party, or the bride's friends and family. Sometimes bridal refers to the newlywed couple, like the bridal suite they might stay in at a hotel on their honeymoon. Remember, bridal has nothing to do with horses — that's bridle, which sounds the same but means part of a harness.

Definitions of bridal
  1. adjective
    of or pertaining to a bride
    bridal gown”
  2. adjective
    of or relating to a wedding
    bridal procession”
    synonyms: nuptial, spousal
  3. noun
    archaic terms for a wedding or wedding feast
    synonyms: espousal
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    type of:
    marriage, marriage ceremony, wedding
    the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony
Commonly confused words

bridal / bridle

Bridal is related to a bride, but bridle refers to a part of a horse’s harness and what you do with it. Although the words sound the same, they run in different circles unless you’re getting a horse ready for her wedding.

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