(Closed) don’t want to call them “maids” or “matrons”

posted 9 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: What other titles can you give for "Bridesmaid"??
    Cherished friends of the bride : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Wedding Party : (14 votes)
    50 %
    Ladies of honor : (8 votes)
    29 %
    help me need suggestions! : (5 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
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    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Ha. I’m reading “The Best Friend’s Guide to Wedding Planning” right now. The author calls the maid of honor the “best lady”. I thought it was cute. My best friend is my Maid/Matron of Honor, so she definitely is my best lady!

    Post # 4
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    298 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I actually dislike the word ‘lady’ more than I do ‘maid’!  I’d go with ‘wedding party’, I think — would ‘cherished friends of the bride’ make your friends who aren’t in the wedding party feel less valued?

    Post # 5
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    542 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’m just having a bridal party, although my sister actually said she’d prefer to be a bridal attendant.  We’ll see how I feel on the day I have to write a title down!

    Post # 6
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    908 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I like “Bride’s Attendants”

    Post # 7
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    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Usually they’re called attendants if they aren’t called bridesmaids. No one is called matron unless they are a married Maid/Matron of Honor.

    Post # 8
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    3162 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I like “bridal party”

    Post # 9
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    1580 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’ve never thought of the word “bridesmaid” to be demeaning. It doesn’t mean that she is your maid for the day, as in she has to pick up after you. Are they going to be helping you throughout the day? If not, and their only responsibility is to stand up with you at the ceremony, you could call them witnesses.

    Post # 10
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    5273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I also say “bridal party”

    @Jacqi: Also, “witnesses” is what the couple uses in France for the people that are your “bridesmaids” & “groomsmen” I just learned that not too long ago from my friend that is French 🙂

    Post # 12
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    102 posts
    Blushing bee

    Or you can call them… bride’s mate.. as in aye mate! 🙂 aka bride’s friends.. -Ian

    Post # 13
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    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Brideswomen? You know, groomsmen, brideswomen…:P

    Post # 14
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    399 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I’m all about calling them Wedding Elves or Team Awesome or something fun and silly like that!

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