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Choosing Your Wedding Party

Picking your bridal party will be one of the trickiest parts of planning your wedding. With friends, siblings, and other relatives to choose from, you will undoubtedly encounter issues -- and have plenty of questions! While asking your friends and family for advice is helpful, it will be difficult for them to give you completely objective advice. That is where we come in. We have gathered the toughest wedding party questions and answered them all -- and we are passing our knowledge on to you. You will find advice about whether or not you can have multiple best men or maids of honor as well as whether or not you have to choose your relatives as wedding attendants. One of the most common questions we hear -- and have answered here -- is whether or not a bride can have "bridesmen" and a groom can have "groomswomen." After you have picked your wedding party, you might have questions like, "How should I tell attendants what their duties are?" or "Who pays for my attendants' wedding attire?" You will find answers to these questions and many others on this page. And in case you do not see your questions here, feel free to submit it to Carley for an answer! You just might see your question show up on our site.

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I absolutely adore one of my friends and must include this person in my wedding party. I want this person to stand on my side. The problem: He's male. What do I do?

This isn't a problem at all. More and more brides and grooms are asking close friends of the opposite sex to be their attendants -- and it's about time. If you want him to be your honor attendant, call him the man of honor. If you want him to stand with the bridesmaids, call him a bridesman. Your guy should wear... read more

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