CURRENTLY INADEQUATE WORDS:* Partner--also means biz partner, or lover, or GF or BF, or fiancee/fiance, or friend, or spouse.
* Spouse--means already married
* Newlyweds--means already married
* Bride--females only
* Groom--males only
* Betrothed--means promised, but does not indicate eminent or recent wedding ceremony
* Soulmate--also means non-marital BF, or GF, or lover, or best pal, or spiritual friend or relative
* Lover--also means non-marital sexual partner
* all other gender-neutral terms of endearment have same problem... they mean romantic but non-marital partner (darling, sweetheart, honey, dear, Love, Significant Other, etc)
So Margo presents a new one that was accepted on Urban Dictionary:
See it now: ON URBAN DICTIONARY!
FYI: "wedmate" is also a wedding photo sharing app but that doesn't affect this adversely.
~ author, Rev. Margo Ross Sears, a former English professor, has written 1,400+ ceremonies since 2004. visit her at www.beachpeopleweddings.com