Mark Odegard markodegard at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu May 3 18:18:41 UTC 2001

>And, of course, there is Gilbert's use of "mother-in-law elect" in The
>Mikado (1885).
>John Baker

Katisha is the daughter-in-law elect.

The usefulness of bride/groom-elect depends on how one regards the words
bride and groom. I think many restrict these words to the main parties at
the actual wedding itself, which leaves a need for term for the two before
the actual ceremony.

I think 'bride-to-be' etc is far more common. Certainly, it gets more hits
on a cursory web search.

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