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engaged • rushed wedding • an MC
figure out • in the fact
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  2. We need to the best way to solve the problem.
  3. It was a , but everything turned out really well.
  4. She's lucky that her parents help her a lot financially.
  5. When did you guys get ?
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848 Her Wedding
Lindsay talks about her engagement and what kind of wedding she will have.

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engaged

I got engaged.

If two people are 'engaged,' that means they have decided to get married.  Notice the following:

  1. We got engaged last month.
  2. I was engaged once, but never married.

a rushed wedding

It seems like a rushed wedding.

A 'rushed wedding' happens very quickly and we don't have enough time to plan.  Notice the following:

  1. I don't want a rushed wedding.
  2. My wife and I met and married within 3 months. We had a rushed wedding.

an MC

It's important to have an MC.

MC means Master of Ceremonies. At a wedding, an MC is the person in charge of making announcements and directing activities.  Notice the following:

  1. We hired an MC for the wedding.
  2. I think being an MC would be fun.

figure out

The last thing that we really need to figure out is the guest list.

To 'figure out' a problem or situation means to think about it until we have a solution.  Notice the following:

  1. I need to figure out how much it will cost.
  2. Have you figured out the guest list?

in the fact that

I'm fortunate in the fact that my parents are paying.

The phrase 'in the fact that' usually follows a statement and explains why something is true. It's similar in meaning to 'because'.  Notice the following:

  1. He's lucky in the fact that he saw a doctor early.
  2. It's dangerous in the fact that there's a lot of crime.