What If the Maid of Honor Has a Major Crush on the Best Man (or Vice Versa)?


Jen Glantz is a "Professional Bridesmaid" and the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire. She's the author of All My Friends Are Engaged and frequently wears old bridesmaid dresses to the grocery store and on first dates. For her latest BRIDES column, she tackles the sticky situation of a potential hook up between the maid of honor and best man.

Weddings are all about celebrating love, but often times it's not just about the love between the couple getting married. Sometimes it's about new found and newly formed love that starts inside of the wedding party. So when the bridesmaids and the groomsmen come together and spend time with one another during the wedding adventure, you may ask yourself if it's okay for crushes to develop and for even, possibly, the maid of honor and the best man to grow smitten for one another.

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Your initial thought may be that if your maid of honor is off exchanging googly eyes with the best man, that she won't have time to be there for you or that she'll be totally distracted. But the truth is, it won't be a problem. If anything, it will add to her excitement toward the whole wedding and will bond her even more to the responsibilities of the wedding weekend.

But if you find yourself concerned with the situation, sit her down before the wedding and ask her to be there, present with you during the morning and before the ceremony. But after you say your "I dos", let her know that she can go off and dance the night away with her new crush.

You never know, if they hit it off you may be giving quite the wedding toast at a future celebration for the budding couple. So let them enjoy themselves, and if you need a little extra help here or there, turn to the other members of your bridal party.

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