(Closed) Boy standing on the BRIDE’s side?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m having a bridesman, too!  He isn’t my brother, but he might as well be.  We have been friends forever!  I think I am going to have him walk down when the bridesmaids do.  Yay for bridesmen!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I just saw some pics of the bride with her bridesmaids, but also a bridesman was with them.  I will do some checking around to see if I can find them.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m having a man of honor (my best friend of 13 years!) and because we wanted a to keep the party small, I won’t have any other attendants. So we’ll have simply a man of honor and best man in the party. I’m having him walk down the aisle just as a Maid/Matron of Honor or bridesmaid would-minus the bouquet of course!! 🙂

From all I’ve read and seen, this is becoming more and more common. My officiant, DJ, photographer and videographer have all recently worked weddings with men being in the bridal party.

My neighbor was just a Best Woman for her close male friend in his wedding. My personal opinion is that you will always have those who think anything new or different is wierd or unusual, but it’s your wedding! If you want your brother on your side, I say go for it!

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Found it, go to the blogs & it is Mrs. Apple Cider’s wedding video.  It is number 1 on the list on the top.  So go for it!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Your bridal party should be your closest friends and family, and your brother fits into this category.  I think he should stand up there with you.  If I had a brother I would want to do the same.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve seen the “wrong” gender on both sides of the aisle and it’s not a big deal in the least. I actually have a dude of honor myself.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I am really considering having a “man of honor.” My best friend is a man and he would really do the best job out of all my friends! I don’t have a problem with it at all.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

We didn’t have a guy on my side, but my husband had his sister on his side, and it looked great.  She just walked in with the guys, and also had photos taken with them as part of the guys getting ready time.

Try not to be too swayed by what other people say will look “silly”– without “silliness,” we would never have gotten some of the most interesting new wedding trends!  🙂

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve seen guys on girls and girls on guys. I think it’s fine. It’s about who’s really close to you!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It is totally up to you. I think it’s super common these days! I love the look of mixed gender parties. Do it! I don’t think it even matters how he walks in. I’ve seen two guys walk side by side and I’ve seen a guy walk solo just like Bridesmaid or Best Man.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I don’t think it will look funny AT ALL. I want my cousin (my brother–my aunt and uncle raised me) to be on my side as well. “Traditional” weddings are a thing of the past to me. I think weddings should reflect the couple as well as the individual. You can do WHATEVER. YOU. WANT.

 

I love it!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We had a same-sex wedding, so there wasn’t actually a “groom’s side.”  However, my daughter was maid of honor, and my son was dude of honor.  It worked just fine.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Having a “bridesman” or a “groomswoman” is increasingly common. If it fits you, then do it.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I keep reading about people doing this all over the place (and one of my friends is going to be a man of honour in May). You should do whatever makes sense in your situation and with the people you know and love.

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