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Groomsmen Advice

When you think about your groomsmen, you probably think of your brothers, buddies, and bachelor parties. What you might not think about? All of the questions you are going to have when you start incorporating your groomsmen into your wedding. Fortunately, we have a list of the most common groomsmen conundrums you will encounter -- along with an expert answer for each. We will let you know the etiquette of picking your groomsmen, including advice about including the bride's brothers or father, and what the difference is between an usher and a groomsmen. We also have answers to questions about your best man, such as, "Can I have more than one best man?" and "What are the best man's wedding duties?" We even have advice if you decide you do not want to have a best man. And after you have picked your attendants, we will let you know how much to spend on groomsmen gifts and how to make sure your best man does not give an embarrassing wedding speech (hint: Don't let him wing it!). Have a question you do not see answered? Submit it to Carley and you just might see the answer show up on our site!

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If a bride wants her brother in the wedding (she has no sisters) but the groom says he alone picks the groomsmen and isn't considering the brother of bride, how do you handle it?

Here's our take on this, and it may not be yours: The bride and groom should get to choose their own attendants based on who they're closest to -- their siblings, best friends, cousins, even parents. If the bride's brother isn't one of the groom's closest friends, the groom shouldn't feel obligated... read more

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