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Would you have a “bridesman” (that’s a male bridesmaid)?

By admin on July 2nd, 2008 0 comments yet. Be the First

PH2008062901728.jpgThe fabulously-named Brett Krutzsch has written an article for the Washington Post on standing up as “bridesman” for his best friend, Sara:

“Do I have to wear a dress?” I questioned Sara after she asked me to be in her bridal party.

She laughed. Like the groomsmen, I would wear a navy suit, she said, but I would stand on her side.

Brett was surprised to find that no-one batted an eyelid at his non-traditional role:

I thought I would be a trailblazer as bridesman, but no fuss was made. The photographer never mistakenly put me in line with the groomsmen, and not one guest asked what it felt like to be a bridesmaid.

But, of course, this was a “liberal New York crowd” and would, I’m sure, cause a stir at other weddings. Wouldn’t it? Surely people accept that women have male friends? Sometimes their *best* friend is a man and, if that’s the case, why wouldn’t that man be one of the woman’s attendants? Weirdly, it’s not something I’ve ever thought about before, but I think it’s a great idea. What about you?

[Photo illustration by the Washington Post][Article via Jezebel]

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