The rise of the cross-gender ‘wedding party’

 Introducing the ‘bride’s man’ and ‘groom’s woman’.



Bride's man; A male relative and/or friend of the bride, who accompanies the bride during the wedding ceremony as part of the traditional bridesmaid party.


Groom's woman; A female who accompanies the groom during his wedding ceremony traditionally known as the groomsmen/ushers.  


Traditionally, brides will carefully select their nearest and dearest female family and friends to be their bridesmaid and maid of honour and the groom selects a handful of his male nearest and dearest to stand by his side as his ushers and best man. Recent studies and our experience delivering weddings at Fairyhill proves that millennial couples are saying goodbye to something old and saying hello to something new…


Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life so it’s important to ensure all your favourite people are by your side - regardless of gender, right?!


If you’re planning on having a ‘Groom’s woman’ or 'Bride's man' for your wedding day don’t forget to make sure their attire is coordinated with the bridesmaid’s dresses/ groom’s men suits. Your Groom’s woman could wear a dress that matches the suit colours and your Bridesman could wear a bow tie and pocket square to match the bridesmaid dresses.


Remember, it’s your wedding day, and you should do what feels right for you. Even if that means mixing it up a little despite what some traditionalist might say. At Fairyhill we're all about creating the day around you, there's no such thing as rules and there's no exception when picking your wedding party in our eyes either! 

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