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How to Pull Off a Mixed-Gender Bridal Party
When it comes to the modern-day wedding, both brides and grooms have been including people of the opposite gender in their wedding parties. Since weddings are becoming more and more personal, it seems fitting to include anyone the bride or groom wants, disregarding their gender. Here are some tips for those that are planning on having a gender-neutral wedding party.

When it comes to formal wear, it’s recommended that each side of the aisle is styled. Traditionally, a couple might put bridesmaids in pink dresses and groomsmen in navy suits and pink ties. In this situation, the guys on the bride’s side could wear grey suits with the same pink tie as those on the groom’s side, while a woman on the groom’s side could wear a navy blue dress that matches the men’s suits and a pink scarf or corsage.

Getting Down the Aisle
If a bride and her partner have equal numbers of men and women on each side, they could still have opposite-sex couples walk down the aisle together. Otherwise, each person can walk alone, or just have a few same-sex pairs. They can simply walk without linking arms, just like ushers do.

The Pre-Wedding Parties
If the bride and groom are catering to a mixed-gender crowd, they may opt for a non-traditional bachelor or bachelorette party, or just make it a co-ed affair. The bride could also give their friends the option just to come to one portion of the party and skip the rowdier antics later.

The Bridal Party Gifts
Wanting to give the bridesmaids necklaces but don’t know what to get the bridesmen? Don’t stress. There’s no rule that says the gifts have to match perfectly. It is suggested to give him a nice gift that’s slightly similar (e.g. a watch if the girls receive necklaces, or nice PJs if the girls receive matching rompers).

What to Call Them
Groomsmaids, bridesmen, man of honor, best woman or something else entirely. Just choose a term that members of the wedding party are comfortable with, and make sure to not overthink it.