Post # 1
My fiancee recently told me that he would include his cousin on his side. I have only met her three times. The reason my fiancee wants her in the wedding party is because they are very close. They are only 5 days apart and are almost like brother and sister. Part of the reason he wants her included is because she sufferes from depression, anxiety and other mental health problems and she has always wanted to be apart of a wedding but no friends and relatives have ever asked her. I’m ok with the situation, I just want to see if anyone else has similar experiences.
Post # 3
My cousin’s husband had a female friend as a groomswoman. She chose to wear a tuxedo like the other groomsmen. I thought it would have also looked nice if she wore the same dress we wore as bridesmaids, but in black.
Post # 4
My Fiance is having a best woman. I love her!
Post # 5
My fiance’s cousin is getting married this summer and they are each having a mixed wedding party. The groom’s sister will be a “groomswoman,” and the bride’s childhood friend will stand up as a “bridesman.” I think it’s contemporary, logical, and sweet.
Post # 6
@brenna1035: My fiance is also having a best woman, and she is awesome. She’s going to wear a black cocktail dress, while the groomsmen will be in tuxes. The bridesmaids are wearing silver/pewter/gunmetal cocktail dresses of their own choosing. I’m not sure if the best woman will carry a bouquet like the bridesmaids or wear a corsage as a more feminine version of the guys’ boutonnieres. We’ll probably just leave it up to her.
Post # 7
Not having any groomswomen…but I am having my brothers stand as Man of Honor and Bridesmen along with my bridesmaids
Post # 8
I had a bridesman (my brother). He wore a tuxedo instead of a dress. We ended up with uneven numbers, but it wasn’t a big deal at all.
I would offer her her choice of black dress, tuxedo, or Bridesmaid or Best Man dress.
Post # 9
We didn’t have a groomswoman, if only because we didn’t have a groom (same-sex wedding). But we did have a dude of honor.
Post # 10
@dancer318: Mr. Tattoo’s sister will be part of the grooms party. She is just wearing a black dress to match the suits.
Post # 11
I was the Best Woman for my BFF last year and he was my Dude of Honor. It worked out just fine. He hung out with us while the girls were getting ready and I even paid for our hair stylist to do his hair. And for his wedding, there were only two in the wedding party so the bride’s sister and I did a lot of work on the day of the wedding for both bride and groom. We wore the same color dress (pewter) but in different styles. I would definitely do it again.
I also threw his bachelor party, which was fancy dinner at Lawry’s and a trip to a local strip club. I gave him a ton of ones and paid his entrance but I couldn’t afford lap dances at this joint. Luckily, the other guys pitched in. The only weirdness was the fact that my husband came along and I don’t love seeing strippers hit on him. But we had a pretty good time and left earlier than the rest of the guys.
Post # 12
My fiance’s cousin will definetely be wearing a dress. At this point we havent’ decided if it will be the same color as the bridesmaid’s dress or a black dress.
She likely won’t be involved in any bachelor parties, because she has had problems with drinking in the past because of her mental illness.
Post # 13
We’re doing a best woman! But it’s easier that we don’t have to deal with matching worries since our wedding party consists only of a best woman and maid of honor so they’re wearing complimenting grey dresses. It made so much sense for us as my sister will stand for me and his sister will stand for him, it’s an immediate family wedding. Future Mother-In-Law doesn’t get it at ALL but she’s blinded by tradition when it comes to weddings. It’s been frustrating, but that’s a vent for another thread!
Post # 14
My cousin and his wife had not only one, but TWO groomswomen. They wore long black dresses and carried a single peace lily. It was beautiful!