Traditionally, a bridesmaid is someone a bride considers close to her heart. It’s the lady that has been a constant figure in her life or one that she knows she can turn to for guidance when issues crop up in her marriage. The bridesmaid or the maid of honor is that one person we can consider postponing the wedding for, just so that they may attend, a testament to how much we value them.
So what if the closest friends of the soon-to-be bride are male? What if that one shoulder to lean on has always been provided by a man? The person whose trust and friendship you are sure of. He knows you better than any girl can hope to and the two of you are the quintessential two peas in a pod.What role should he play on your grand day? Should you maybe beg your partner to let him be one of the groomsmen? Or should you throw caution to the wind and let him be part of your bridal team?
The good news is that a bridesman or man or honor is more common than most people imagine. If he cuts an important figure in your life, there’s no reason a man can’t fill the position reserved for the bride’s right hand woman.
There are some roles that the man of honor may not be able to effectively carry out, like organizing a bachelorette party, a predominantly female affair. In such a case, the bride to be should let a close female friend or relative step in. Another option would be having a joint bachelor and bachelorette party so both sexes can turn up.
There is no written rule that limits who should stand for the groom or the bride come the big day. In just the same way, the future groom can have a best lady instead of a best man.
Ensure though that the bridesman’s suit blends well with the bridesmaids’ dresses.
The best part of having a man in the team? Less drama of course.
And with men being goofy, it can be so much fun..