Professor: John and Carmen decided to have their wedding in a small church in Carmen's home town. Today, they are planning the details.
Professor: Let's listen.
Carmen: Gosh, John, I just love being back in my home town. It's the perfect place to get married.
John: Yeah, I guess it's pretty good. I can't wait for the wedding. It's going to be a great party!
Carmen: A party? John, this wedding is supposed to be a romantic event for you and me.
John: Yeah that's fine. But I'm also definitely going to party with the groomsmen at the wedding reception!
Professor Bowman, groomsmen是婚礼伴郎么？
Professor: That's right, Winnie. The groom's friends are called the groomsmen, and the bride's friends are called the bridesmaids.
Professor: The reception is the dinner after the wedding ceremony.
Carmen: That's right, we have to plan the reception too. How many people do you think will come?
John: I don't know... but we have a pretty big wedding party, and I have a really big family.
Carmen: That's true! I don't think I will be able to remember the names of all my in-laws.
John: Don't worry. I often forget some of their names too!
这个John，三句话不离"party"! Carmen问他喜宴会有多少客人，可他只会说"We have a pretty big wedding party."
Professor: Actually, Winnie, in this case the wedding party is the people who are directly participating in the wedding.
Professor: Yes. Carmen says John's family is so big that she won't remember the names of all her "in-laws".
Carmen: Say John, do you know who your best man is going to be?
John: No, I haven't decided yet. I'll probably choose whichever friend can give the best toast. What about your maid of honor?
Carmen: I haven't had time to decide because I've been so busy thinking about all the other planning. We haven't even talked about the rehearsal dinner yet!
John: Don't worry. The groom's family is supposed to plan the rehearsal dinner.
Professor: So Winnie, how is John going to pick his best man?
Best man就是主伴郎，或者叫男傧相。John说他会让那个give the best toast - 最会致祝酒词的朋友当他的best man.
Professor: Right. And what about Carmen? Has she picked her maid of honor?
Maid of honor就是主伴娘，女傧相，Carmen忙着筹备婚礼，还没想好让谁当maid of honor. 对了，professor Bowman, 什么是rehearsal dinner？
Professor: The day before the wedding, everyone in the wedding party practices what they have to do. Afterward they all have dinner together at the rehearsal dinner.
Professor: Yes, that is the tradition.
John: I know, let's just get a wedding planner to do all the work for us.
Carmen: A wedding planner? No way! I don't want a stranger planning our wedding.
John: Well if you don't want to get a wedding planner, my mother said she would be happy to help you plan the wedding.
Carmen: Your mother? You know, John, maybe a wedding planner isn't such a bad idea after all.
哈，看来Carmen不想让未来的婆婆策划自己的婚礼，所以她宁可请一位wedding planner - 婚礼策划师来出谋划策。
Professor: You know, Winnie, I have to agree that even though a wedding planner is a stranger, having your mother-in-law planning your wedding could be a lot worse....