(Closed) “Bride-to-b”e, or “bride”?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
528 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
5106 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@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 # 6
407 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
4336 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

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.

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