Best Woman?!, Man of Honor?!

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    Jun 17, 2009 1:03 PM GMT
    I've seen in television and movies: a woman who becomes a Best Man in a wedding and a man who's the maid of honor.

    Have any of you guys been to a wedding where this was the case of know of anyone who has?
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    Jun 17, 2009 1:15 PM GMT
    No, not in real life; what movies & TV? I know being a legal witness is not gender specific, that's a cultural convention to have a male Best Man and a female Maid of Honor. And I've never seen those gender roles reversed, even at gay or lesbian weddings, but I could easily imagine a lesbian witness putting on a man's suit at a lesbian marriage, or maybe a drag queen in a maid's gown. Just never seen it done.
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    Jun 17, 2009 2:48 PM GMT
    I was at a gay wedding a couple of years ago where the couple (two gay men) each had a male and female attendant (and I believe were addressed as such in the wedding programme -- not "best man" or "maid/matron of honour"). There were also a couple of ushers and a ring bearer (he was so cute!) and that was it for the wedding party.
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    Jun 17, 2009 3:12 PM GMT
    Been there...

    My best friend got married... she asked me to be her "Man of Honor".

    She had an extra bridesmaid for me to walk down the aisle with.
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    Jun 17, 2009 7:42 PM GMT
    In 1991 my best friend (female) asked me to be her 'best man.' Her fiance had his best man, along with the regular bridal party (no maid/matron of honor). The church ceremony was traditional except for one detail: I walked out with all the groomsmen in front of the church and waited in my tux on the bride's side before the bridal procession. I will never forget the incredible honor I felt to bear witness to my friend in such a meaningful way.

    Cindy has a new husband and a new blended family now but we are still best friends -- 30 years and counting. Her kids call me uncle. Her oldest daughter now attends the same college we rocked, I mean, attended. I spoil all of them rotten at every given opportunity.

    Life is beautiful.
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    Jun 17, 2009 7:51 PM GMT
    in greek weddings the koumbaros or koumbara, sp, can be either gender. somewhat similar to a best man/matron of honor.
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    Jun 17, 2009 8:45 PM GMT
    My best friend asked me to be her Man-of-honor at her wedding in a couple of years. I'm honored to be asked, although I have my reservations about it.icon_confused.gif