Who says we have to have bridesmaids and groomsmen among the couple’s nearest and dearest? More and more people are choosing to mix it up and have men make up part of the bride’s party, or women in the groom’s – and why not? It’s the perfect way to include your best friends or siblings who might not be the same sex but want to play a role in your day.
Obviously a guy might not want to sport a bridesmaid gown – while as slick as a suit can look on some ladies, it’s not every girl’s cup of tea. So if you’re planning on having a ‘bridesman’ or a ‘groomsmaid’ there are a few things to bear in mind that you might have to amend on the big day.
Bridesmaids and bridesman
What should a bridesman wear?
Just because the bridesmaids are wearing pink, doesn’t mean the guy has to find a pink suit to match (unless you’re getting married in Miami and it’s the 1980s). But he doesn’t have to stick out like a sore thumb either – subtle touches like a pocket square, tie or bowtie that matches the bridesmaids’ colour scheme will do. Or you could just do away with the whole ‘matchy-matchy’ tradition altogether and have everyone wear what they want, e.g. within a similar colour scheme. This way, he won’t be mistaken for a member of the groom’s party (although his suit should be in keeping with the groomsmen, for example if the dress code is black tie etc.).