I have been assuming that the actual person getting married (the female party) was the bride, & could be considered "the bride" until the wedding, even if it's 2-3 months away.
Assuming this, I mentioned that I was the bride in a sentence to someone the other day & she flat out told me I wasn't the bride. She was a bride, since she was already married- she was a Bride, I was not. I was told that I'm not the bride until the day of my wedding & I'm just engaged.
Seemed to me like someone just had a bug int heir butt, but I don't want to make the mistake of saying it again, if I'm not "the Bride"
I didn't even think it was that big of a deal? Just curious. what exactly makes one of us girls the bride? or are we not until our perspective wedding days?