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UKbride Member Request 25 Feb 2018

What can my male best friend do on the wedding day? I've called him my 'mate...

What can my male best friend do on the wedding day? I've called him my 'mate of honour', he will be coordinating with the bridesmaids colour-wise but don't know if it would look silly having him walk with the bridesmaids down the aisle. Unless that could work? I played a big part in his wedding by organising his stag and doing a 'best man' speech!

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Kim Dean
Kim Dean 25 Feb 2018

My friend had a bridesman and his outfit coordinated with and he walked in with the bridesmaids. There was nothing 'out of place' about it.
It's 2018 and our best friends are no longer only people of the same sex xx

Danika O'Connor
Danika O'Connor 25 Feb 2018

Absolutely not! Have a bridesman!

Sara Hughes
Sara Hughes 25 Feb 2018

It's your wedding. If you want him to walk down the isle with your bridesmaids then that's what he will do. Just because it's not tradition doesn't mean it shouldn't happen. Congratulations and have a lovely day xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Feb 2018

Well I had my grown up sons walk behind my bridesmaids . You can have what you like.

Annie Unwin
Annie Unwin 25 Feb 2018

I'm having my best mate who is male walk down the aisle with my bridesmaids we've called him my bridesman lol. He would probably feel quite honoured i know my mate does x

Cerrys Wakefield
Cerrys Wakefield 25 Feb 2018

I’m having 2 male maids of honour they will both be walking down the aisle and doing all maid of honour duties

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Feb 2018

It's your wedding! You do what suits you and what you want! If this friend means so much to you and you want to include him in the bridal party then go for it! :)

Natasha Harris
Natasha Harris 25 Feb 2018

Ooh do it like in Phoebe's wedding when they walk down the aisle, he could be with a bridesmaid arm in arm. That's how I'd do it.

Suzanne Hunton
Suzanne Hunton 25 Feb 2018

Why the hell would that look ‘silly’? Who would actually care about *anyone* who makes that kind of value judgement?

Honestly, the more I read these enquiries, the more I think the wedding business is firmly locked in 1872 😳

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Feb 2018

My best mate (male) was one of our witnesses and sat at the front and Signed the wedding certificate xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Feb 2018

Ask him to do a maid of honour speech & definitely have gone walk down the aisle with you - it won’t look silly at all

Naomi Mason
Naomi Mason 25 Feb 2018

My sister's male best friend walked down the aisle with me it was awesome I was her moh and he was her best man lol x

Jo Shelbourne
Jo Shelbourne 25 Feb 2018

My friend Dave is part of the bridal party and will definitely be walking down the aisle! We call him the BridesDave :)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Feb 2018

I’m having my male best friend as a bridesman, and he will be walking down the aisle too. I couldn’t have my wedding day without him being a main part... I’ve had some friends think it’s stupid and others be offended by it but I don’t care. It’s your day and if you have males that are a huge part of your life why shouldn’t they take part?

Natalie Wilkinson
Natalie Wilkinson 25 Feb 2018

I’ve asked my friend to be MC at our wedding.

Hayley Parsons
Hayley Parsons 25 Feb 2018

I'm having 2 bridesmaids and 2 bridesmen. Planning to be included just as "bridesmaids" would be (walking down the aisle etc). It's 2018, sod what everyone thinks! :)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Feb 2018

My friend Steve took control of the ceremony music (lame I know)
But also sat at the top table (I didn’t have any bridesmaids on the top table)
I wish I could have found something else for him to do.
I only had family members in the bridal party as there were 7 oh those already.
My other best friend also sat at the top table and made a speech.
Both were given champagne glasses. One said Best lady and the other said Best Stevie.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Feb 2018

We have called ours man of honour or chief bridesman x

Aimee Corbett
Aimee Corbett 25 Feb 2018

Tom Chadwick mate of honour??

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Feb 2018

It's personal to you your wedding your own touches xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Feb 2018

Mine was our witness and he wore matching suits with my brothers :)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Feb 2018

I had a man of honour he wore the sames suits as the groomsmen but a different cravat and he walked in with my bridesmaid. He then did a speech along side the groom and best man xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Feb 2018

H2B is having a Best Woman (I was best woman for a mate too) and will be treated as a 'best man' would. I've got a guy in my bridal party.... They'll be fulfilling the traditional roles for their respective party, regardless of gender.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Feb 2018

My Best Man (I also have a Maid of Honour) is our MC and also giving a speech ️

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Feb 2018

I had my bridesman walk down the isle...he looked fab x

Debbie Kydd
Debbie Kydd 25 Feb 2018

I have a bride's man, no bridesmaids at all! He will be walking down the aisle and his kilt matches the groom and best men etc. X

Loralie Davies
Loralie Davies 25 Feb 2018

Master of honour ? 😊

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Feb 2018

Who has traditional these days. If he is a big part of your life make him a big part of your day. If that means walking down the aisle then embrace the love, forget the norm

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Feb 2018

Have him walk down the aisle with a bridesmaid as a grooms man or have him walk in front of you as your maid of honour hun, it's your wedding do what you feel is right x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Feb 2018

My best friend is being a bridesman. He will be walking down the aisle with both the pageboys to try and keep them under control. Screw what’s normal he’s m best friend and I want him with me xxx

JoJo Russell
JoJo Russell 26 Feb 2018

Why are you bothered about it looking silly?? He’s your best friend, why does it matter what people think?

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Feb 2018

I had two bridesmen- I paired them with 2 of my bridesmaids and they wore the same as the grooms party ( one wore a prince Charlie kilt) it doesn’t look silly at all x

Nicola McClements
Nicola McClements 26 Feb 2018

Im having my best friend who is male give me away and im also thinking of having him as my man of honor

Anette Olofsdotter
Anette Olofsdotter 26 Feb 2018

My best male friend was my "man of honor" (as well as my witness) and he most defo walked down the aisle with the bridesmaid...I wouldn't have had it any other way and everyone loved it!!! Who cares what others think...it's your wedding and you should do it just the way you want it :)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Feb 2018

I went to a wedding were they had a bridesman-the theme was nature and all the males dressed like Peeky Blinders and co-ordinated. You have who you want its your wedding.

Colleen McCabe
Colleen McCabe 26 Feb 2018

This is a lovely idea! Maybe you could get him to read at your ceremony or could even sign as a witness

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