(Closed) Brides..MEN??

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have a bridesman.  I don’t see what the big deal is.  My opinion is, if a guy is important to you then he should stand on your side with you, not with your FI just to be PC.  Just my opinion though!

Post # 4
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459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re doing both.  Like on my side will be my sister, a girlfriend of mine, my guy best friend, and my nephew.  On his side, he’ll have his brother, sister, guy friend, and niece.  We’re doing boy/girl order on each side.  It just works 🙂 

It seems like it would be really cool to have his sisters on his side, and your male cousins on your side. 

Have a good day!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have a bridesman and my fiance has a groomswoman. Some of my fiance’s groomsmen don’t quite understand why a woman is invited to his bachelor party, but whatever. To me, it’s not a big deal.

Post # 6
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1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have a bridesman and The Guy has a a groomswoman…..it makes sense for us.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

My fiance has a best woman (his sister).  I think it’s great. She’s wearing a black dress (in the same style as the BM dresses, which are aqua) to match the groomsmen’s tuxes and accessories to match the ties.  In your case, it sounds like you could have your two cousins on your side and his two sisters on his side and it would still be symmetrical– just switched genders. I think that’d look nice. For bridesmen, I would have them just in suits/tuxes, and if you had any women in your party you could have the vests/ ties match the bridesmaids. Or you could have a neutral bridesmaid dress color (if you have girls also), like champaigne or gray, and then have the bridesmen in tuxes that match the dress color. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

I wanted a bridesman/Man of Honor but FI thought it would be too controversial for his very Catholic family.  So we opted for the guy to be a groomsman.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

I had a bridesman, I’m not sure what the big deal is either. At my sister’s wedding, she had me and our other sister as bridesmaids and her hubby had his two sisters as groomswomen. All female bridal party = fun! It’s about the people who will support you, not what gender they are.

Post # 11
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38 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m having my best guy friend, and he is standing on my side. We have 4 each; the FI has 4 groomsmen, and I have 3 bridesmaids and a bridesman. My only concern now is to figure out the processional/recessional arrangement. Any ideas? Just to complicate things further, two of the groomsmen are actually co-best men, and two of the bridesmaids are co-maids of honor…

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My brothers are standing up for me and my FI’s sister is standing up for him. We figured that we’ve known our siblings our entire lives, so why would they stand next to the other person on our wedding day? It made sense to us!

My FMIL gets really confused and keeps asking me who my maid of honor is. I said it’s whoever feels like holding the ring that day!

Post # 14
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612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have a bridesman (my little faux brother). He is going to escort my mom to her seat.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I completely support the idea of a bridesman or groomswoman!  I had one female cousin decline to being a bridesmaid and another who is waiting to hear about the status of an overseas job offer.  So I had to go down the list of who I would ask next and I have some male friends closer than other female friends!  I brought the idea of a bridesman to FI but he’s pretty traditional with having only girls on my side and guys on his side so he vetoed it 🙁

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’m having my two brothers as bridesmen/joint men of honor.  I couldn’t think of two people I’d rather have up there with me, so it just made sense.  

My fiance is having his brother and his bff (who he thinks of as his brother from another mother) as groomsmen.  

My FMIL is also rather confused by me having my brothers as bridesmen.  She keeps asking about my “attendants” and what color dresses they’ll be wearing.  I just have to keep explaining that I don’t have any bridesmaids.   

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