Jill & Brian | October 11, 2014

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Jill & Brian #1(Blog)Jill & Brian #3 (Blog)Gone are the days of gender specific sides. More and more modern day brides are choosing to include close guy friends on their side. “Bridesmen” and “groomswomen” may not be the norm, but they are certainly growing in popularity. These roles may still be evolving, but I’m pretty sure this trend is here to stay. Although there are no hard and fast rules yet, generally speaking there are a few adjustments that need to be made.

First, bridesmen wear suits and groomswomen wear dresses. Styles and colors may match other wedding party members of the same gender or closely align with those on their side of the aisle.  Second, bridesmen don’t carry bouquets or hold the bride’s bouquet for her during the ceremony. This responsibility is usually reserved for the first lady in line standing closest to the bride.

Navigating the processional and recessional can be a Jill & Brian #4 (Blog)bit tricky. When the wedding party includes a bridesman and a groomswomen the two are usually paired together, however when the gender split is uneven they may walk single file or side by side. Of course if you’re an easygoing bride with a fun loving bridesman you may let him ham it up with a jig down the aisle, arm and arm with a groomsman.

Great weddings like great marriages include moments of humor, sincerity and love.  Having witnessed all three in this ceremony, it looks like this marriage is off to a strong start.

Location: Holiday Inn Sunspree, Wrightsville Beach

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