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
- My person
- Lady Love
- Wedded Partner
- Just your name
- Wubby [wife/hubby]
- Lady Husband
- Nife [nonbinary wife]
- Wed [my wed and I…]
- Promised One
Honestly, the possibilities are endless. If there is a term that fits you best, don’t be afraid to shout it from the rooftops.