Beginner May 2020

Brides man??

Melissa, on May 15, 2019 at 8:30 PM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 25
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One of my best friends is a guy and I think i would really like to have him stand on my side. How could this work? Have you seen it done or have you done it?


  • Hillary
    Devoted April 2020
    Hillary ·
    Having a bridesman or groomswoman is very popular and common these days. I would say go for it, I think it’s awesome. My cousin had her brother as a bridesman.
  • Caytlyn
    Champion November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
    Go for it. We have mixed genders on both sides of our party. Hasn’t changed a single thing.
  • Cara
    Expert July 2019
    Cara ·
    My fiancé’s sister is going to be his “best woman”. I think it’s very common to mix things up and it’ll look great!
  • B
    Savvy November 2019
    Bryanna ·
    I’m doing this! We decided to do one less male on his side, so my bridesman will just walk in with the final bridesmaid. Then they will both go to stand by my side.
  • FutureMrsN14
    Super July 2018
    FutureMrsN14 ·
    Do it! I’m in a wedding in September and she is having a man of honor
  • Mandi
    Rockstar March 2020
    Mandi ·
    If that's what you want, go for it. You can coordinate his look with your bridesmaid colors and even have him dress differently than the groomsmen.

    My only tip is to figure out which bachelor/bachlorette party he would prefer to attend and make sure he is invited. (If he would prefer a night out with the men over the girls night out, make sure he's invited to the bachelor party instead of uncomfortable at a bachlorette.)
  • T
    Just Said Yes July 2019
    Tiffany ·
    I’m having a man of honor. He’s walking down with my maid of honor!! Do it!
  • T
    Dedicated May 2019
    Tori ·
    My brother is going to be my bridesman! He's wearing the same thing as the groomsmen and participating in all the groomsmen activities with my FH and his friends, but during the ceremony he will be standing on my side. My brother was my best friend for most of my life and I wouldn't have it any other way!
  • Amanda
    Super June 2020
    Amanda ·
    My bestie is going to be my Man of Honor. He is going to be walking with my daughter who is Junior BM. I love involving all of our friends who have an important role in our lives regardless of gender.
  • Michelle
    Devoted August 2019
    Michelle ·
    My best friend is Gay. He is going to be my man of honor. ❤️
    Basically do everything a Matron of honor would do..
  • Rachel
    Devoted November 2019
    Rachel ·
    My best guy friend is a bridesman!! Our wedding party also is very close we all went to high school together in one way or another. So it really was no big deal
  • Rachel
    Devoted November 2019
    Rachel ·
    Basically he can wear whatever the groomsmen are wearing and participate in all functions that the guys would do
  • Courtney
    Rockstar December 2019
    Courtney ·

    Go for it! I was a groomsmaid in a friend's wedding and I had a blast! They didn't treat me any differently: I walked in with the guys and escorted my bridesmaid on the way out.

  • jael226
    Savvy May 2019
    jael226 ·
    We’re actually doing this! My best friend will actually be standing on my side and FH’s sister will be on his side so it actually worked out well for us as it’s a small bridal party.
  • Kaleka
    Devoted September 2019
    Kaleka ·
    Go for it! Am having 2 Men of Honor (2 best friends of mine) in my wedding!!!
  • BaccanoBride
    Savvy November 2019
    BaccanoBride ·
    I have 3 bridesmen and the last wedding I went to had a Man of Honor. Do you!
  • Rebecca
    Super August 2019
    Rebecca ·

    I have a bridesman, FH has two groomswomen.

    Gender is a silly reason to not have someone stand with you.

  • Hanna
    Savvy May 2019
    Hanna ·
    I had a man of honor at my wedding! It worked out great! My bridesmaids wore blue and my husband's side wore jeans, red vest, and red tie. So my man of honor wore jeans, a blue vest and blue tie. He's on the far right of the photo.

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  • Heather
    Devoted April 2020
    Heather ·

    I'm having my male cousin be a bridesman! I think it's so unfair to expect the groom's side to be all men and the bride's all female when there are so many meaningful relationships in our lives that are with the opposite sex whether they are friends or family. My cousin was so flattered and moved when I asked him. I say go for it!

  • CourtneyBrittain
    Master August 2019
    CourtneyBrittain ·
    My fiancé has a groomswoman, she will be wearing what the groomsmen are wearing (we gave her the choice between BM/GM attire) and we told her she is welcome to either or both the bachelor and bachelorette party.

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