Can a woman be "Best Man" at a wedding?

Canada
April 15, 2018 7:56pm CST
So far I have never heard of it happening but would it be appropriate for a woman to be Best Man at her friends wedding? For instance, if a man and woman have been best friends throughout their life since childhood, and they have supported each other and encouraged each other in their separate endeavors...etc, would it be right for the man to ask his female best friend to be Best Man at his wedding? I don't see a problem with it personally, but I'd love to read your views.
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@epiffanie (10458)
• Australia
16 Apr
Last year, I made a wedding dress and the bride chose her male best friend to be her "man of honor" ... rather than having the traditional Matron of honor... I thought it was really sweet to have that kind of friendship ..
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• Canada
16 Apr
That is breaking stereotype! Good for her! And him if he accepted.
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@epiffanie (10458)
• Australia
16 Apr
@Starmaiden oh yes.. he was very happy ..
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@LadyDuck (182256)
• Switzerland
16 Apr
I know it is not allowed here, a "best man" MUST be a man or the wedding is not valid.
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@paigea (22619)
• Canada
16 Apr
We had no attendants. Are you saying that wouldn't being allowed?
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@LadyDuck (182256)
• Switzerland
17 Apr
@paigea We do not have exactly the same as a "Best Man" here, let's say we only need a "witness" to sign the registry to certify that she/he assisted to the wedding. This is necessary for a wedding to be valid.
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@andriaperry (61160)
• Anniston, Alabama
16 Apr
I would do it!
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• Canada
16 Apr
@andriaperry So would I!
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@TRBRocks420 (84374)
• Banks, Oregon
16 Apr
Anything is possible these days my friend. I think it would be even weirder to see a man as a bridesmaid lol.
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• Canada
16 Apr
@TRBRocks420 A best friend of the bride who is a transvestite? That might work.
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@youless (94278)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Apr
Although it sounds to be weird, but as long as the new couple doesn't have problem with it, then it will be fine.
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@Courtlynn (55286)
• United States
16 Apr
I've heard that it happens, but never seen it besides on tv.
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@ivanituut (1922)
16 Apr
hmmm?
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@mlgen1037 (29623)
• Manila, Philippines
16 Apr
Well, it is not traditional but it can be. I do not find anything wrong with that, my friend.
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• Canada
16 Apr
@mlgen1037 My daughter has a male best friend. (And it isn't her husband)
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@caopaopao (12641)
• China
16 Apr
@Starmaiden I think we can do anything if we like. I can't understand that.
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@mlgen1037 (29623)
• Manila, Philippines
16 Apr
@Starmaiden hehehe I think that is okay. Her husband is good friends with your daughter's male best friend?
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@celticeagle (120478)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Apr
If a man has a best friend who happens to be a woman I would think he could have her as his 'best man'.
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• Canada
17 Apr
I think so too, that is if the bride doesn't mind.
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@celticeagle (120478)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Apr
@Starmaiden .....Yes.
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@Jessabuma (33167)
• Baguio, Philippines
16 Apr
I've never seen/ heard a wedding with a woman , best man.. Do we call it"best woman" ?
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• Canada
16 Apr
I think the Bride is the best woman.
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@Jessabuma (33167)
• Baguio, Philippines
16 Apr
@Starmaiden ohh I see. Hehehe!!!!
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@renicemae (3658)
• Philippines
20 Apr
I think that idea is okay and acceptable. It all depends to the couple so no matter what people would say, it doesn't matter.
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• Canada
20 Apr
I think so too.
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@lynnief (1248)
• Australia
16 Apr
I have heard of it. Really, it's up to the individuals involved.
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@SAM774 (4178)
16 Apr
never heard about it .....but yeah it may happen
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@YrNemo (14768)
16 Apr
I am hopeless at this so can't help you there.
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@sw8sincere (5203)
• Philippines
16 Apr
I have never heard about a woman being asked to be the best man on a wedding. This sounds odd for me.
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@paigea (22619)
• Canada
16 Apr
I have seen it in a movie. I think it is fine. I would call her the best mate mot best man.