We're both men, so calling us "grooms" was fine. For our closest friends, we couldn't call them our best men because they were women. The men in our party could be our "groomsmen," but calling the women our "groomsmaids" sounds awkward. As a party, we tossed around "wedding attendants," "wedding party," "Friends of (Groom's Name)," and other terms we found on wedding blogs. Without tradition to guide us, we had to figure out what sounded best and respected the roles our friends have in our wedding.