Photo by Erica Ferrone
When selecting their attendants most bride’s choose from a group of their closest girl friends, but what if someone who is especially important to you happens to be male? Or if you’re the groom and you want to have a female in your bridal party? In that choosing a ‘bridesman’ or ‘man of honor’ and a ‘groomswoman’ or ‘best woman’ is an option for you. I have had several weddings where there were guys as bride’s attendants, or women who stood on the side of the groom. They can be dressed the same as the other people in the bridal party, meaning a man of honor can wear the same tux or suit as the groomsmen and a female attendant can wear the same dress as the bridesmaids, or you can choose a coordinating outfit for them.
A wedding party is supposed to be comprised of the people who you feel closest to and who you want standing beside you at the altar as you say your vows. If that person happens to be a bride’s best guy friend/relative or a groom’s best female friend/relative then bring them in and allow them the chance to share in this special occasion with you, regardless of what side of the altar they stand on.
Photo 2 by Jeff Foley Photography
Photo 3 by Hillary Harvey