Last week we talked about the perfect Maid of Honor speech, but What is a Maid of Honor? The Maid of Honor is an unmarried best friend or family member who helps the Bride with everything from organizing the Bachelorette party to helping to pick out her dress. She is a bridesmaid, but the one in charge of the most. But what does she actually do at the wedding?
On the wedding day, the Maid of Honor stands by your side as you walk down the aisle, and holds your bouquet while you say “I do.” They help you prepare for the day, their phone number is given to a coordinator to ease your stress and time on the phone, and they fluff your dress after you stand up at the altar. If this sounds like something that would interest you, then keep reading for more information on how to become a Maid of Honor.
Before we get to that, what is the difference between a Maid of Honor and a Matron of Honor? It all comes down to marital status, remember up above where I said a Maid of Honor is an unmarried best friend or family member? A Matron of Honor is the exact same duties, but they are married. That’s it! Some brides have both a Maid of Honor and Matron of Honor, some only have one.
Wedding parties are not always easy to organize on the rehearsal or day of, so make sure your maid of honor is prepared! A great way to start is by making a list of everything that needs to be done and dividing them evenly among members so everyone knows what their responsibilities are. Another important task for this person would be ensuring people RSVP in time – this is an added stressor for the couple and having another set of hands to help is always appreciated. A maid of honor can write down gifts at the shower for thank you’s, help put stamps on invitations, and just be there to assist in any way possible.
So, how do you pick a Maid of Honor or a Matron of Honor if you’re stuck? They may be a co-worker or college classmate from school that has been there for you through thick and thin. A good way to think about it is no one deserves this title more than those that put in all hours into supporting you when your relationship was just starting out! It’s a special honor to be chosen as the Maid of Honor. They’re helping plan your wedding, so know you don’t have to do it alone! You’ve got this!