Should My Fiancé's "Groomswoman" Attend His Bachelor Party?

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More and more couples are opting for a co-ed wedding party, with a "bridesman" or "man of honor" on the bride's side and a "groomswoman" or "best woman" on the groom's. But who should be invited to the bachelor party? Read on—our wedding etiquette experts are here to answer your questions in our daily post.

My fiancé has a "groomswoman" in his wedding party—should she be invited to the bachelor party?

Easy one—yes. The people who stand alongside you and your fiancé on your wedding day should be your nearest and dearest, regardless of gender, family relation, or whether you were included in their wedding party. So if your groom has asked a female friend or family member to be a part of his wedding party, she should also be invited to all of the other festivities, including the bachelor party. Just make sure the rest of the groomsmen are aware so they can include her in the bachelor-party planning process. Another option, depending on your crowd, would be to have a joint bachelor-bachelorette party with all of the wedding attendants, or even just a simple co-ed engagement party.

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