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Choosing your groomsmen is typically a no brainer. They usually consist of a brother, best friend, cousins, friends from elementary school, or even college roommates. But how do you choose just one person out of a list of groomsmen? There is no right answer to that question, but I do know of some advice to help.

What if I have a brother?

Great! Choose your brother. Who else is deserving of such an honorary title? But if you’re not that close to your brother for one reason or another, then tell them upfront as to why you decided to pick someone else. Try not to create any drama for your own wedding.

What if I have two equally great best friends?

If you have two best friends and you know that choosing one over the other would bruise an ego, then have two best men! You can pick both to be your best man and delegate who does what. One groomsman can hold the rings while another can give the speech and plan the bachelor party. Or any other way that you see fit.

What if I have a best friend that is a girl?

If your family and especially your fiancé is okay with it, then there shouldn’t be a problem. But an alternate would be to ask your fiancé if your best friend could be a bridesmaid. If you’re that close with her, then she and your fiancé should have developed a friendship within that time.

Planning a wedding is stressful enough – try and keep things simple!   I mean, for most part, the best man’s responsibilities aren’t very complicated. They hold the rings, give a toast and put together the groom’s bachelor party. The point is no need to complicate something that doesn’t need to be complicated.

Looking for another way to get your groomsmen involved? Bring them along to sample some delicious cakes at the Antelope Valley Fair & Event Center’s 14th Annual Bridal Show on January 28th. More info here.


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