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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on March 18, 2023 and last updated on May 14, 2023

Discussing the topic of weddings is a great way for English learners to practice their speaking skills. It provides a wide range of vocabulary related to love, traditions, culture, fashion and social events. It also allows learners to express their opinions about different aspects of the wedding, such as the ceremony, dress code, guest list and decorations.

Engaging in conversation questions related to weddings can improve learners’ confidence in speaking English, expand their vocabulary, and teach them new grammar structures. It can also increase their cultural awareness by exposing them to different customs and traditions.

About Weddings

Weddings are ceremonial events that celebrate the union of two people in love. They involve a variety of traditions, customs, and rituals that differ from culture to culture. Weddings usually consist of a ceremony, where the couple exchanges vows, and a reception, where family and friends gather to celebrate.

Weddings often require careful planning, from choosing the venue to selecting the menu and the decorations. They can be small and intimate or large and lavish, depending on the couple’s preferences and budget. Weddings are an important milestone in many people’s lives, and they are celebrated in different ways around the world.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • bride (noun)
  • groom (noun)
  • tie the knot (idiom)
  • RSVP (phrase)
  • propose (verb)
  • marry (verb)
  • marriage (noun)
  • lavish (adjective)
  • romantic (adjective)

Conversation Questions

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  • Do you prefer traditional weddings or modern weddings?
  • What are some common wedding customs in your country?
  • What kind of wedding do you dream of having?
  • Do you think weddings are too expensive these days?
  • Is it better to have a small, intimate wedding or a large, lavish one?
  • What's the most unique or memorable wedding you've attended?
  • Do you think marriage is necessary for a committed relationship?
  • Have you ever been a bridesmaid or groomsman? What was your experience like?
  • What's your opinion on themed weddings?
  • What do you think the role of parents should be in planning a wedding?
  • What are some things you should never do at a wedding?
  • Do you think it is better for weddings be held outdoors or indoors?
  • How long should an engagement be?
  • Do you think couples should go into debt to pay for their perfect wedding?
  • Is it worth having a wedding planner?
  • Should there be a dress code for guests attending a wedding?
  • Who do you think should pay for a wedding?
  • How are weddings different now compared to the past?
  • Should couples invite coworkers to their wedding?
  • Do you think guests should have to buy a gift for the bridge and groom when they get married?
  • Why do you think some couples chose to elope?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.