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Engagement - Best man and Maid of honor

Preparing for marriage is a time consuming thing with so much to do.  I'll explain most of it in the next lesson, but I wanted to explain one difference in this lesson.  In the western culture, they have friends standing next to the bride and groom during the wedding ceremony.  At a minimum, it is one person.  That person is called the best man.  For the lady side, that person is called maid of honor.  But if you have more than one, you usually have one best man, and multiple grooms men.  For the ladies, they are called brides maid.

Best man - Best friend or relative of groom usually holding the ring
Grooms men - Other friends or siblings standing next to the best man
Maid of honor - Best friend or relative of the bride usually holding the ring
Brides maid - Other friends or relative standing next to the Maid of honor.

The best man and maid of honor have responsibilities such as taking care of the bride and groom, planning for parties and taking care of the presents, and many other things.  We'll discuss more about this in the next session.  Let's move on to practicing the material in this lesson.

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