Hey everyone! I searched a bit for an answer to this question, but came up empty handed. My question is: Is it alright for me as a bride to have groomsmen instead of bridesmaids? How about a mixed party of groomsmen and bridesmaids? I figure that the answer will be that I should, of course, have whoever I choose in my bridal party because it is about who really matters and not some other criteria. I just wanted to hear some ideas or words of wisdom to steel me against the inevitable blowout I'm going to experience from my very conservative, traditional FMIL. All I know is that I have a handful of life-long male friends that I would rather have standing beside me than my sweet, but less-close female friends.
And yes, I know my wedding is a little over a year and a half out, and trust me, I haven't dared to ask ANYONE to be in my bridal party yet, but this is something I have been thinking on for a bit, and I figured why not ask now while I can ponder over it than when it is actually time for me to make the decision officially.
Thanks in advance!