Bridegroom majolica character jug produced by Sarreguemines of Lorraine, France, in 1902, model number 3297 and called Le Marie in French. A bridegroom is a man who is about to be married or who is newlywed. In some circles, it is a modern alternative to bride or groom. When marrying, the bridegroom's future spouse is usually referred to as the bride. A bridegroom is typically attended by a best man and groomsmen.