Post # 1
My fiance is extremely close with his sisters and we were thinking of having them stand up for him. What has been your experience with this if any? To us, it only makes sense to have 3 bridesmaids on my side, and then his 3 sisters on his side. Thoughts??!
Post # 3
There is not right or wrong way to do it. Whatever you want it fine. The last wedding I attended the bride had her brother on her side and the groom had his sister on his. No big deal.
Post # 4
I love this. My best friend did this. The grooms sister wore the same dress as the BM’s but in black. I think you should have whoever up there with you that you want reguardless of gender!!
Post # 5
I had a bridesman and I was a best woman. I wore a black and white dress when I was the best woman to match the grooms tuxes. It was great!
Post # 6
@BusyBee2012: I say go for it. A friend of mines was the Best Woman at her brothers wedding and it was AWESOME.
Post # 7
We’ve decided that his sister is going to stand on his side and my best friend is going to be on my friend as my bridesman. She’ll wear the same as the other bridesmaids and he’ll match the groomsmen
Post # 8
I had guys and girls on my side, so I don’t see anything wrong with this. I say go for it…
it took an extra day just to figure out the order for people walking down the aisle and whatnot, but it was worth the extra effort in the end to have the people I really wanted with my on my special day.
Post # 9
Especially if it’s family I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it. Who says you have to have it split by the sexes?
Post # 10
It sounds really nice to me. It’s great that he gets along so well with them and I think it would be awesome to celebrate that at the wedding. People might have questions, but I think they’d be pretty hard pressed to find it weird when they know those are his sisters.
Post # 11
If you decide that you want to visually distinguish his groomswomen from your bridesmaids, this might work for you. We’re having two ladies on the groom’s side, along with two groomsmen. We’re planning on putting the groomswomen in women’s suiting in as close a shade as we can find to match the men’s charcoal grey suits. A lot of department stores will have “suit separates” options, so the ladies can purchase the same jacket and then choose between pants or skirt suit. They actually also make sheath dresses from suiting material, if one of them decides that they HAVE to be in a dress. Then for under the jacket, we’re purchasing satin fabric from the bridal salon to match the bridesmaid dresses, and my fiance’s lovely talented aunt is going to make up camis for the ladies.
Sorry for all the detail — we just recently worked this out, and I’m excited about how it’s going to look! In short: if groomswomen works for you guys, GO FOR IT! And how lovely that your Fiance has such wonderful relationships with his sisters. Always a sign of a great guy. 🙂
Post # 12
Fiance and I decided to separate the sexes because it just seemed easier to set up and it’s been a good girls bonding time for my side, at least. His sister is a Bridesmaid or Best Man and my cousin is a groomsman, the rest we chose ourselves. But I think there is nothing wrong with having the people closest to you stand up on your side, regardless of if they are male or female. I’ve seen it done before and it looked just as good.
Post # 13
I think it’s great. I personally prefer it – I just like seeing people stand with the people they’re closest with, rather than the people they share a gender with. Although we ended splitting the wedding party by gender, it was a pretty significant compromise on my part.
Post # 14
My Fiance is having his best man, sister, and a female friend – I’m having my sister and two female friends. All 5 girls are wearing the same dress. The program will just say, so and so, sister of the groom, friend fo the groom, etc.
Our ceremony cite is a rectangular shaped English garden with a gazebo type thing in the center. The chairs will be lined up on either side of the gazebo and we’ll do the ceremony under it, facing the side, I think. We’ll probably have our six friends stand in a group behind us, since there isn’t a ton of room…
Do whatever makes you happy and have the people you love stand up with you.
Post # 15
We have a grooms woman. She is wearing the same dress as the bridesmaids only in black. She will also be sporting a corsage.
Post # 16
At my wedding, we didn’t have a groom (same-sex wedding), but still wanted to include both my children. My daughter was maid of honor and my son was the “dude of honor.” It was wonderful, and I was thrilled we were able to include both of them. I see no problem at all with having groomswomen.