wedding party groomsmaid attendant
January 9, 2009 11:43 AM Subscribe
So I've never been a bridesmaid. But I will
be a groomsmaid. What should I expect?
posted by greta simone to grab bag (22 answers total)
My good guy friend (I'm a female) asked me to be an attendant in his wedding this summer. What one calls this, or what he is choosing to call the position, I do not yet know, but right now I'm calling myself a groomsmaid because I like it.
I have never been in a wedding before, much less in this position, so I'm wondering what the general expectations are. Since this is not the most traditional of roles, I'd like to hear experiences from other women who have been groomsmaids. Some questions that I would like answered:
In what fun ways can I as a woman add to the guy side of the wedding party?
I'm not very close to the bride-to-be, but should I be expected to make an extra effort to play along with the bridal party side of things?
I'm assuming his brother is going to be best man, so I guess I'm not expected to do much in the way of planning events for him. My friend has already stated that he doesn't want a bachelor party, so I don't have to worry about playing along with strippers or doing shooters or playing paintball. His wedding will otherwise be of the traditional sort. So I guess I'm mostly just trying to make the best of my special role to make his wedding as awesome as he deserves, and looking for suggestions in order to do so.