(Closed) Telling the Difference Between Groomsmen and Bridesmaids

posted 4 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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1134 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Different color vests/ties?

Or different color boutaniers?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Maybe groomsmen could wear white shirts with black ties and bridal attendants could wear black shirts with white ties? Or vice versa of course. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

If they stand on your side, they are attendants. If they stand on his, groomsmen. Is that not enough or do you need it for pictures? Personally I wouldn’t sweat it. They are all your witnesses – who cares who they “belong” to? …unless of course you don’t want anyone to assume they belong to you! 🙂

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@BuBuBubbles:  Glad to be of service! 🙂 If it helps at all, I’ve seen a black shirt with a white tie in person and thought it looked great. But of course you need to see it for yourself!

Post # 10
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2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I hope this helps!

 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@BuBuBubbles:  Sounds like you’ve had a rough year! I hope your FI is healthy now, or at least well on his way to making a full recovery. 

So happy you like my idea, yay! 🙂

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@BuBuBubbles:  I think the thing is that the birdal and groom’s parties match anyway; i.e. all are wearing black.  He could do black on black on black – black shirt, black tie, black suite – to make him match the all black bridesmaid’s dresses.

Personally, I would just not worry about it – he’ll be standing on your side, so people will know he’s in the bridal party.  It’s not very unusual anymore.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

You can also indicate whose attendants are whose with a small program for the ceremony. Are you having a wedding website? I LOVE when the couple includes photos of them individually with the members of their bridal party and backstories of how they met their friends. Little details like this might help separate the groups of attendants in your and your guests’ minds.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would do different boutonnieres and different ties.

 

Bridesmaid and 2 bridesmen (Using the same flower ties them together):

 

 

3 Groomsmen:

 

 

Other options:

 

 

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