So my FI has elected to have his best female friend stand as his best "man". His only other option was his friend he has known much longer, but he wasn't sure he could make the time commitment with his work schedule, so he went with the female. I know that this isn't all together uncommon, especially nowadays, and while I'm not good friends with her, she did know him for a few months before we met, and I have known her the entire time we having been together, so I am not opposed to it. But what about the title? Is she still referred to as the best man, or does protocol dictate she must be called the best woman. I just feel that saying that my FI has a best woman doesn't seem right if that woman being referred to wasn't me, maybe that's old-fashioned, but it's how I feel about it. However, if I can come up with an alternative to both I might be able to get around the title issue all together. So I wanted to hear from some people who might have experience with having a female best man in their wedding, how did you do the title, best man or best woman, or did you come up with a creative new title all together?