Post # 1
Hey ladies! Just had a quick question. I’m figuring out the wording to our engagement party invites, and got stuck on what is probably the smallest (and easiest, haha) problem. If the party is to be held at my house, would I write “…at the bride-to-be’s home (address)” or “..at the bride’s home (address)” ?
Post # 3
My first instinct would be bride-to-be as you’re not quite a bride yet! However at all of my wedding related appointments I’ve been referred to by the vendor as the ‘bride’ so hmmmmmmm hard to say. I wonder if any etiquette experts have any clues?!
Post # 4
@teacherandageek:My first thought leans toward saying “bride to be”, but when putting the whole sentence together it sounds a little wordy to me. “… at the Bride-to-be’s home”
“Bride’s home” sounds a little more clean.
And after all, you are the bride. :o)
Post # 5
@Mrs.tobe:Thats what I thought too! I looked it up on Google, and a website told me that I could use both.
Post # 6
Since it is an engagement, “Bride-to-be” – it is early on and you are in the early planning stages, etc. If it were later events like the bridal shower or rehearsal dinner, then use “Bride”.
Post # 7
that’s a pretty interesting question… hmmm.. at what point exactly do we become “the bride?” When we wake up on the day of our wedding?
Post # 8
Technically you’re a “bride to be” but I think people will get who you mean if you just put “bride”, and I think “bride’s house” sounds better.