Couples Are Ditching Bridesmaids and Groomsmen in Favor of This New Wedding Trend
As you probably know, wedding traditions have changed a lot over the years. For instance, some bridesmaids wear the same color dress, but not necessarily the same style. In the latest twist, couples are ditching traditional bridesmaids and groomsmen, according to Glamour, and we’re here for this wedding trend.
If you’ve been to a wedding lately, you may have even seen this trend in action. Instead of the standard groomsmen, you may have seen groomswomen, and instead of bridesmaids, you may have seen bridesmen. You may also have seen a best woman instead of a best man, or a man of honor instead of a maid of honor. After all, some people may have more close friends of a different gender, so if you’re a woman with more guy friends than girlfriends, why not make them bridesmen?
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We don’t know about you, but we’re loving this variation on the traditional bridesmaids-and-groomsmen scenario. We definitely say “I do!” to this new wedding trend!
As more and more people are proving, men standing on one side of the soon-to-be married couple and women standing on the other is sooo yesterday.
“It’s becoming more of a norm to stray away from wedding traditions that don’t quite live up to the modern age we are living in,” Jen Glantz, author of Always a Bridesmaid for Hire, told Glamour.
In the past year, she said she’s seen a “huge increase” in non-gendered wedding parties. “Instead of choosing people [for their wedding parties] based on gender, people are choosing people based on their relationships to them,” Glantz said. “The rule that men have to just be groomsmen and female friends have to just be bridesmaids has gone out the door.”
It’s about time, right? And in case you haven’t been to a wedding with groomswomen or bridesmen, here are some people who have—and who have participated in the new marital tradition non-tradition.
And you may recognize one of these groomswomen, who further proves what a classy trend this is becoming …
Bridesmen are becoming more and more popular, too.
And awwwww …
Okay, we’re so on board with this new trend. Btw, do you have #weddinginspo as much as we do right now?!