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 for Wedding
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wedding \Wed"ding\, n. [AS. wedding.]
     Nuptial ceremony; nuptial festivities; marriage; nuptials.
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           Simple and brief was the wedding, as that of Ruth and
           of Boaz.                                 --Longfellow.
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     Note: Certain anniversaries of an unbroken marriage have
           received fanciful, and more or less appropriate, names.
           Thus, the fifth anniversary is called the wooden
           wedding; the tenth, the tin wedding; the fifteenth, the
           crystal wedding; the twentieth, the china wedding; the
           twenty-fifth, the silver wedding; the fiftieth, the
           golden wedding; the sixtieth, the diamond wedding.
           These anniversaries are often celebrated by appropriate
           presents of wood, tin, china, silver, gold, etc., given
           by friends.
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     Note: Wedding is often used adjectively; as, wedding cake,
           wedding cards, wedding clothes, wedding day, wedding
           feast, wedding guest, wedding ring, etc.
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                 Let her beauty be her wedding dower. --Shak.
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     Wedding favor, a marriage favor. See under Marriage.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wed \Wed\, v. t. [imp. Wedded; p. p. Wedded or Wed; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Wedding.] [OE. wedden, AS. weddian to covenant,
     promise, to wed, marry; akin to OFries. weddia to promise, D.
     wedden to wager, to bet, G. wetten, Icel. ve[eth]ja, Dan.
     vedde, Sw. v[aum]dja to appeal, Goth. gawadj[=o]n to betroth.
     See Wed, n.]
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     1. To take for husband or for wife by a formal ceremony; to
        marry; to espouse.
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              With this ring I thee wed.            --Bk. of Com.
                                                    Prayer.
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              I saw thee first, and wedded thee.    --Milton.
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     2. To join in marriage; to give in wedlock.
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              And Adam, wedded to another Eve,
              Shall live with her.                  --Milton.
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     3. Fig.: To unite as if by the affections or the bond of
        marriage; to attach firmly or indissolubly.
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              Thou art wedded to calamity.          --Shak.
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              Men are wedded to their lusts.        --Tillotson.
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              [Flowers] are wedded thus, like beauty to old age.
                                                    --Cowper.
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     4. To take to one's self and support; to espouse. [Obs.]
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              They positively and concernedly wedded his cause.
                                                    --Clarendon.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  wedding
      n 1: the social event at which the ceremony of marriage is
           performed [syn: wedding, wedding ceremony, nuptials,
           hymeneals]
      2: the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony; "their marriage
         was conducted in the chapel" [syn: marriage, wedding,
         marriage ceremony]
      3: a party of people at a wedding [syn: wedding, wedding
         party]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  87 Moby Thesaurus words for "wedding":
     Anschluss, Gretna Green wedding, addition, affiliation,
     agglomeration, aggregation, agreement, alliance, amalgamation,
     assimilation, association, banns, blend, blending, bridal,
     bridal suite, bridechamber, cabal, cartel, centralization, chuppah,
     church wedding, civil ceremony, civil wedding, coalescence,
     coalition, combination, combine, combo, composition, confederacy,
     confederation, congeries, conglomeration, conjugation, conjunction,
     consolidation, conspiracy, ecumenism, elopement, embodiment,
     encompassment, enosis, epithalamium, espousals, espousement,
     federalization, federation, forced marriage, fusion, honeymoon,
     hookup, hymen, hymeneal, hymeneal rites, inclusion, incorporation,
     integration, junction, junta, league, marriage, meld, melding,
     merger, nuptial apartment, nuptial mass, nuptial song, nuptials,
     package, package deal, prothalamium, saffron veil, shotgun wedding,
     solidification, spousal, spousals, syncretism, syndication,
     syneresis, synthesis, tie-up, unification, union, wedding canopy,
     wedding song, wedding veil
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  WEDDING, n.  A ceremony at which two persons undertake to become one,
  one undertakes to become nothing, and nothing undertakes to become
  supportable.
  

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