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Terms To Use When Bride or Groom Don’t Feel Right

Terms To Use When Bride or Groom Don’t Feel Right

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Let’s preface by saying that if the term bride or groom feels perfect for you, it is perfect for you – even if you don’t fit into the gendered stereotypes around the word. You can be non-binary and feel connected to the term groom. You can use they/them and he/him pronouns and connect with the term bride.

There are no rules [and even if there were, they were made to be broken]. Here are some phrases humans are using to describe themselves within their marriage:

You can be a wife, but not a bride. 
You can be a groom, but not a husband.

  • Partner in Marriage
  • Partner
  • Spouse
  • My person
  • Lady Love
  • Betrothed
  • Wedded Partner
  • Just your name
  • Broom
  • Wubby [wife/hubby]
  • Bridegroom
  • Sweet
  • Beloved
  • Beeb
  • Marrier
  • Hersband
  • Lady Husband
  • Nife [nonbinary wife]
  • Wed [my wed and I…]
  • Lifer
  • Wedfolx
  • Promised One
  • Lover
  • Wifeband
  • Gride
  • Celebrant

Honestly, the possibilities are endless. If there is a term that fits you best, don’t be afraid to shout it from the rooftops.

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