Meaning of bridelace in English:

bridelace

Pronunciation /ˈbrʌɪdleɪs/

noun

historical
  • A coloured lace or silk ribbon worn at a wedding, typically distributed as a gift and often used to bind up a sprig of rosemary, etc.

    It seems that such ribbons had a symbolic value and might be used in other contexts, as at the funeral of an unmarried woman.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in William Patten (d. ?1598), author. From bride + lace.