04 7 / 2012
Apart from being a bachelor celebration, this weekend’s trip serves a more important purpose. Throughout the weekend I will be holding a gauntlet of Vegas related challenges for my groomsmen. The ultimate champion will be crowned Best Man. To the victors go the spoils.
this is actually a fabulous idea if you are equi-close to your wedding party
04 7 / 2012
Everyone has a different relationship with their marrying couple. For me, I am lucky enough to be quite close to the bride - even moreso now that we are tackling this wedding stuff together. Regardless of your relationship to the bride (or whether you are male, female, best man, or groomsman), you should make sure the bride feels included in your relationship with the groom and your enthusiasm for her happy day, as well as your bro’s, is clear. If you have never met her before or only a handful of times, make sure you make her feel supported.
02 7 / 2012
Accentuate your femininity. If that means wear a dress, wear a dress. Feeling a little bit more masculine, find a cute pant or skirt suit. Do what is distinctly you. Same goes for male maids-of-honor…no, he doesn’t have to wear a dress, but wearing the same color as the bridesmaids would tie everyone together.
01 7 / 2012
Nothing is fun about “Best WOman.” The emphasis on gender is going to plague you (quietly, but other times blaringly) over the next few months. Pick something you are proud to call yourself.
28 6 / 2012
Once upon a time I was at college orientation and met this kid with a killer green mohawk who mad movies about zombies and documentaries about people.
Fast forward 6 months and I was starring in his senior capstone film where I was a badass who killed zombies and ended up being the only person who survived.
Fast forward another 6 months and we were making movies together. The rest is history.
Over the past three years, Alex and I have become biffles. My affinity for boobs and bellying up to the bar have granted me honorary man status, while my love of dresses and Audrey Hepburn make me a lady beyond the rest.
One day, Alex decided to get hitched to the most awesome, intense girl in the whole freaking world. As tradition says, he had to pick a best man, but as his punky dyed hair and my raging queerness suggests, that didn’t sit well with us. So we smashed all those standards, making me best man with his 14-year old brother.
Join me on a crazy summer of wedding party drama, planning a bachelor party, dealing with family I’ve never met, and making this the fucking best wedding you’ve ever seen.
Let’s see where this takes us.