It is now really fashionable to do a co-ed or mixed-gender bridal party instead of the eons-old bridesmaids and groomsmen. It makes sense, right? You save both time and money and all your loved ones are together for one party! There are times one needs a girls’ night out but what if you’d prefer all your friends to be together for one big hurrah before the final day? This is the perfect opportunity.
Here’s How To Throw An Epic Mixed Gender Bridal Party
Neutral And Androgynous
In order to do a mixed-gender bridal party right, you need to use colors (for everything from décor to outfits) that are generally pleasing to both genders. Use pastel or neutral color scheme so everyone is free to express themselves within it. Using colors and décor effects like paper lanterns for example are all elements that are fairly androgynous and create a nice, warm feeling.
Not to mention this party is the perfect excuse for some wild experimentation as well if that’s your thing. Recommend to your bridesmaids that they all wear jumpsuits or pantsuits to the party or you could keep the color scheme totally fluid so people can freely choose the colors that best influence their mental health in a positive way and having a theme or a cosplay style party is also in the cards. Who said everything had to be a formal tea party?
Mix Matching And Coordinating Outfits
While on one hand, you have the option of going rogue in terms of dress sense and outfit choices, you can also do mix-matching between the groomsmen and the bridesmaids. If your bridesmaids have a bit of blue or pink in their dress, you could play up the groomsmen’s outfit by throwing in a tie or a pocket square in the same color.
Inclusion Is In, Exclusivity Is Out
Ditch the old ideas and the old terms surrounding a wedding like a bridal suite for example. A wedding and the prerequisite bridal party is the celebration of two souls that love each other. But they are also special days for all their friends and loved ones and you want to make everyone feel like they belong and that they are vital to the event. Forget about gender-defined roles and mix everyone’s duties up so the event is more inclusive, fun, warm, and filled with wonderful memories of affection and not just formal execution of everyone’s role.
Do A Mixed Gender Bridal Party Right
Man With Man, Girl With Girl
You don’t need to go with traditional opposite-sex pairings for photographs and such, you can totally do same-sex photo placements for more natural, candid, and friendly photographs. And if you want to create some really incredible photos add some sparklers. Not only will you get Insta-Worthy photos, but wedding sparklers will also create unforgettable memories.
Gender Neutral Fun Activities
Whether you’re choosing to do a live BBQ or play darts or even open presents, there are ways to engineer these activities to make them gender-neutral and a lot of fun. You can also communicate with the guests of your bridal party to find out what they love doing as a hobby and maybe surprise them with it at the actual party.
There is no doubt that modern-day weddings are changing. Age-old traditions are no longer an absolute must. And we think it’s pretty cool. We celebrate the fact that today’s couples want to make their wedding as unique as their love story. So, if you don’t want a garter or bouquet toss, skip them! And if you want your best guy friend as your “Man of Honor” or your best gal friend as your “Best Lady” do it! It’s your wedding day so make it what you want.