(Closed) Non-traditional Bridal Party – Sister as Groomsmaid?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Is it OK for FI to have his sister stand up for him?
    Yes : (19 votes)
    90 %
    No : (2 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    No, I don’t think it’s weird, but if she is going to be on your FI side…..why can’t she be on your side? 

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Absolutely okay!! My brother was my best man, I had 4 people (3 bridesmaids and my brother) and my husband had 3 people. Having uneven sides didn’t look weird at all and it was great having my brother on my side!

    Post # 6
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    529 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Oh, okay…..I don’t think it’s weird….

    Post # 7
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    78 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I think it would be fine. But if she doesn’t care about being in the entourage, per se, if it’s important to you both to incorporate her in the wedding what if you gave her a role of a special reading? Or a speech? She is, after all, FI’s sister and knows him well – she could come up with a few words at the reception.

    Post # 8
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @madger:  Yeah! My brother is my best friend and my man of honour! Besides, photographers are pretty seasoned. They know how to “‘place” people so that it’s not terribly “asymmetric” in the snaps.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Yes of course it’s okay. It’s your wedding and people who are important to you should stand up with you. WE are having a very non traditional wedding and I have my best friend who is a guy standing up and being my best man. My FI has her best friend who is a woman standing up to be her best mate. Then we have two bridesmaids and one person on her side is a woman wearing a tux and then my son standing up. We will have to be creative with the way it works when they stand up but its the people that matter isn’t it? Not tuxes vs dresses, men vs women

    Post # 10
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Since your brother is not in the bridal party either, I think you’re setting a bit of an odd precedent including his sister, on either side; because then your brother is left out. Also if she’s on his side she will need to match in some way.

    I always think doing a reading is a good job for groom’s sister (or bride’s brother for that matter). It’s not tedious, they get a bit of the spotlight, and they can wear what they want.

    Post # 11
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Definitely okay! I am having my guy best friend be my “Bridesman.”  It makes total sense to have the person stand on the side they are closest to.  Go for it!

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