Wondering who to choose without bruising any egos? Choosing your groomsmen can be a delicate task.
Some helpful tips on how to pick your pack.
· How Many?
- You can choose as many (or as few) groomsmen as you like.
- If you decide to have just a few groomsmen but would like to include more friends or male relatives, get them in on the action by having them just seat your guests. That way you’ll be able to include everyone and avoid bitter comments at the reception.
· What About your bride’s Brother? Or Your Sister?
- The choice is yours and yours alone, right? Well, the choice of best man should be yours, but your bride may have her heart set on a brother as groomsman.
- The opposite is true too: If you’d like your sister to serve as bridesmaid, your bride will probably agree. If you two are open-minded types, your sister can stand on your side — in an official groomsman role — and your fiancee’s brother can stand on her side.
- He should be responsible, since he’ll hold the ring until you slip it onto your new wife’s finger. Most importantly — he should be fun, fun, fun, since it’s his job to organize the bachelor party.
· Who Should be Best Man?
Choose someone who’s an active part of your — and your fiancee’s — life. It’s best to have a comfortable presence beside you before, during, and after the ceremony.