Marry/ Be Married / Get Married

A lot of people get confused about how to use these words. Maybe this will help.

to marry (someone)
– this is the general verb. It is the time when people come together as husband and wife.
Do not say: I married with someone. Wrong!!! And… do not say I married to someone. It is also wrong!!!
Correct example: I married Sam 3 years ago.

to be married (to someone)
– Also state of being. But who is married to you?
Correct Example: I am married to Sam. / I have been married for 5 years.

to get married to (someone)
– We think of who was married in the wedding.
Do not say I got married with someone. It is incorrect.
Correct example: I got married to Sam. / We’re getting married in July

– When you use to marry or to get married, think about the wedding. When you use to be married, think about the person’s life now.

Marriage = The relationship in general, or the institution in society

My parents have a strong marriage.  They’ve been together for 35 years
Wedding = The ceremony
I’m going to my counsin’s wedding on October 7