how to be a maid of honor, or best MAN of honor…

We take great care who to choose who will be in our wedding party. I remember (um, 18 years ago) who I selected to stand up with me. I had 5 great girlfriends that were all over the U.S. and I didn’t want to burden with travel and be in my wedding party. So when it came down to it (and this is a whole different blog post) I ended up keeping it really simple. We chose one maid of honor, one best man and one flower girl (my niece).

Fast forward: this is 2011 and there is no reason why you need, as a bride, to have a woman stand with you. Or vice versa. Sometimes it’s more appropriate to have a member of the opposite sex support you.

We’ve had this happen many times, but today we’ll introduce you to our bride Megan Dendinger Dearing who chose her brother, Ryan, to be the Man of Honor to stand next to her. How endearing is that?

Now, don’t get me wrong. Her bro was a man and wasn’t super keen on holding flowers or fixing her dress. Just in case you decide to do something like this here are a couple of photos to get you through.

You know when the bride stands up to do her marriage vows, she needs to “hand off” her bouquet to her typical, “maid of honor”. Now when this person is the “man of honor”, he doesn’t want to be standing there holding a beautiful bouquet of  flowers. What to do? Here’s a photo….

That’s right! You can look cool to the guests by holding the bouquet and supporting your sister. What about other formal wedding portraits?

Formals…. have the girls leave their flowers behind and you “man up” next to your sister. We LOVE LOVE LOVE this wedding.

There are only a few rules in weddings. Who you choose to stand next to you, is not one of them.

real wedding photog: jesse daniels photography

plan on! 

 

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