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Marriage equality is for wedding parties too: 5 tips for bridesmen

Marriage equality has arrived and it's not just for "the gays." Wedding customs are evolving for all. Wedding parties are progressing, as well, and the tradition of "boys on one side of the aisle, girls on the other" is being adapted so that each spouse-to-be gets to stand with his or her tightest pals — regardless of gender. But not everybody is ready for this party. Some guests see a bridesman or groomsgal and don't know what to do. Here are a few simple tips for managing OPA ("Other People's Anxiety") and performing at your very best.

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My husband's ex-wife is his Best Woman

When John and I got married, our wedding party consisted of one person each. My Maid of Honor was my best friend of twenty years, Kate. His Best Woman was his ex-wife, Katie. My biggest concern was that people would mix up their names. Since then, I have been told a dozen times, "You let his ex-wife be his Best Woman? That's so weird! I could never do that." As if it's common knowledge that all ex-wives are evil and all new wives should be jealous of them and hate them.

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Christopher & Kevin's Batman vs. Mr. Freeze heroes and villains wedding

BAM! POW! ZAP! This adorable pair of geek boys wanted to represent Batman, but they like him for different reasons: the heroism and the villains. So they embraced the clash and celebrated with a HEROES vs. VILLAINS cocktail bash! With a huge wedding party representing both sides, an epic Mr. Freeze cake, custom Batman Chucks, amazing illustrations and paintings as decor, old timey sound effects ceremony signs, and a secret officiant reveal, this is a do-not-miss superhero-mad wedding.

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Teri & Bill's candy-filled children's museum wedding

When life hands you flower allergies, turn those allergies into CANDY! To avoid the flora, this pair opted for candy centerpieces and pinwheel bouquets. Add in a little Star Wars fun, a rad children's museum venue, and this super cute inked-up couple. Don't forget to check out the secret boob shot in one of the museum's games!

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Melissa & Scott's atypical Southern Rock 'Em Sock 'Em celebration

This Southern bride, her Southern family, and her Southern groom can tell you that we're not all the cowboy boot-wearing girls depicted on TV and not all of our weddings look like a scene from Steel Magnolias. And in this wedding, it looks like FUN! Board games (including Mystery Date!), a Low Country Boil, a grown-up flower girl, and a pretty sweet processional make this a whole other ball game.