Each Wednesday, we tackle wedding etiquette. At times, it’s a reader question or one from a colleague, friend or family member and other times we’ll cover a popular issue. (Note: Questions may be edited for clarity and brevity.)

Question: I’m really tight with my three brothers and my husband’s four sisters are his forever wing women. We thought about having his sisters stand up for me and my brothers stand up for him but would really rather just have it the other way around, even though it’s not conventional to have guys with the bride and women with the groom. Can my brothers be my bridesmen and my groom’s sisters be his groomsgals?

Answer: While it’s not conventional to have men on the bride’s side and women on the groom’s, it is becoming more popular. These days, it’s all about who you want by your side and not about their gender. Go for it and, if you want to even out the numbers on your side, feel free to mix and match by adding a female friend in with your bridesmen. It’s your Big Day after all. Have fun with it!

Do you have a solution to share or a wedding etiquette question? Respond in the comments or email Melanie@MyNewOrleans.com.