Courtesy of Fairchild Archive
It's no longer girls on one side, guys on the other: Gender-bending has officially come to the wedding party. Kate Moss's fiancé, rocker Jamie Hince, has asked bandmate Alison Mosshart to be his "best man."
Maybe you have a brother you'd like to be on your side of the altar, or your fiance's best female friend is the perfect candidate for best man. Whatever the reason, we're seeing couples around the nation getting creative with their bridal parties—man of honor, best (wo)man, bridesmen, groomswomen—and we like it! See what our facebook readers are doing, and then join the conversation at Facebook.com/brides.Q: Kate Moss's rocker fiancé has asked a woman to be his "best man" in the wedding. How do you feel about a best (wo)man? "I think it is a great idea. When I get married I'm going to have my best mate (male) as my bridesman, although he will not be wearing a dress!"
—Claire Hutchison "My brother is going to be my man of honor in my wedding next year!"
—Heather Atkinson "As we are both brides, we will have bridesmaids & bridesmen. Some of my closest/dearest friends are men and women."
—Angie Courson Gifford "I don't know if I would feel comfortable if my fiancé were that 'close' to another woman. If it were a sister or cousin then that would be okay. But a man's gotta have some good guy friends!"
—Jessica Wolpert "When my son was recently married, my daughter stood on his side. They wouldn't have it any other way. At any special time of your life you should surround yourself with those you love. It isn't about the sex of the line-up, but the sharing of the moment."
—Nancy Hall —Jackie Lebowitz, Online Coordinator, BRIDES magazine