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

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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