(Closed) Alternative to “Bridesmaids”?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I called mine Bridesmaids and Bridesman, but I did not ask them to do anything for me – except buy a black dress* and show up on time. 


(*the bridesman got a tuxedo that I rented for him, I did not ask him to wear a dress)

Post # 4
16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I think a lot of women share that sentiment about “Matron of Honor,” but so far, I’ve not heard a way around it.

Is “Honor Attendants” any better?

Post # 5
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m with you. The terms “bridesmaids”, “maid of honor”, or “matron of honor” really bothered me.

I’ve been using “brideswomen” and “bridesman” (my brother is a best man on my side w/my “matron of honor”). In discussing my “bests”, I’ve used “best bro” and “best gal”.

Post # 6
193 posts
Blushing bee

I dont like the term bridesmaids as such, however it really has made the ppl I asked to be bridesmaids feel honoured to be asked to be in the wedding party. The Maid of honour was so happy to be given that title, not that I expect anything from her, it just lets her know she is so important to me. Thats what really the wedding party is about. Ppl that will support you the most through your marriage, and keep you sane when you prepare for the big day

Post # 7
1077 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Our friends who stood up with us were all called honored attendants.

Post # 9
7606 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@HummusGal: LOL @ “they certainly aren’t virgins”!  Hahaha.

I heard someone in the hive last week say that they called theirs the “best people”.

Note: I’ve been just shortforming it to “BM” when I talk to the girls, but one of them works in paramedics and ALWAYS thinks “bowel movement” first!  Hehe

Post # 11
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@janie-janie:  HI, Janie!  I just have to ask this.  Why did you rent a tux for your bridesman…but your girls had to BUY their attire?

Post # 12
2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Best Bitches? Wink

Post # 13
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My girls are bridesladies and before Fiance stole him for his own wedding party, I had a bridesdude.  My ladies are all married or close to it and they are certainly not my maids.  I have a maid of honor who I sometimes call lady of honor.

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