(Closed) Gender-less wedding party titles?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

 

webee:  just refer to them as the “wedding party” and call it a day. This seems like a really petty thing to get hung up on. The only time people will refer to your bridal party members is in a program if you choose to list them or on a wedding website. I can promise you that no matter what you two choose to refer to them as, traditionally, female party members are referred to as “bridesmaids” and your guests will most likely refer to them that way if that ‘s what they are familiar with. But for program\website\conversation purposes, if it means that much to him, wedding party is a nice general term.

Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

You could go the Modern Family route and say Best Person, other than that just say wedding party or attendants of honor 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

also, when introducing them, if you choose to, you can just say “and now the bride’s sister will make a toast” or “and now the groom’s sister will make a toast” and for announcements at a reception you would just stick with their names and have an announcement like “and now we will introduce the wedding party members, first we have Sarah jones, sister of the bride…”

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

What about “bride’s attendant” and “groom’s attendant”? Pretty sure I’ve seen that wording before. By the way, big kudos for choosing your closest to stand up regardless of gender. I love seeing people do that! 🙂

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I’ve definitly heard plenty of people refer to a female Groom’s attendant as the “Best Person” on several occassions. My fiance will have a “Best Person” as well as a “Groomslady” and I am going to have two Maids of Honor and a “Bridesbro.”

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

They could both be honor attendants.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

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webee:  So are you just wondering what to call HIS sister? If she’s standing up with him, why not Best Woman? Seems like the female equivalent of best man. Or Best Person if you want to be gender neutral. Easy!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2016

My fiance has one sister and I have one brother. We’re using the title Best Sister for her and Brother of Honour for him (and our respective siblings will stand beside us on our wedding day). We thought it was a nice, modern twist for our wedding party! 

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Best woman is not uncommon.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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webee:  I love the other suggestions! What about : Best Lady / Best Ladies since they are both women….

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