While thinking about who Fatima and I wanted to stand up for us, a few people came to mind. Ultimately, I decided on my sister, Colleen. I’m from a large, close family and picking Coll was a no brainer.
But how? How do you ask your sister to be your best woman? Well, like most of my family, she’s a sentimental sap when it comes to a good, heart-felt gift.
Christmas 2013 was full of tears. As my parents were in awe of their gifts, I handed Colleen hers. A crafted shadow box, cue all the tears.
Unconventional? Maybe. Did people question me? Yes. Did I care? No, and neither should you. Best Woman, Man of Honor, why should it matter who stands up there with you. The people who stand up for you on your wedding day are very personal decisions. If you’re looking to have an unconventional “Best-someone” you’re not alone.
Coll was supportive of us since our engagement. She’s been there my whole life – or at least 23 years of it – and I wanted her standing up for me on my wedding day. It just made sense. We’re seeing more men and woman crossing party lines. Fatima found a cute link via the Off Beat Bride for Best Woman attire ideas – I left that decision up to Colleen and Fatima.