How To: Maid of Honor Duties

Your friend has asked you to be her maid of honor. Congratulations! All sorts of wedding-related tasks fall to the maid of honor. There are many people who are unaware of the specific role of the maid of honor. Don't worry, we'll tell you everything you need to know about this role! 

 

 

Pre-Wedding Day

The maid of honor has many non-technical responsibilities to ensure the bride is happy. When it comes to planning a wedding, many brides ask their maid of honor for assistance. From choosing invitations to talking about themes and color schemes, being involved in the planning process can be extremely helpful for the maid of honor. 


She also attends wedding dress fittings and shopping with the bride, in addition to providing moral support. In general, the maid of honor will make sure the bridesmaids are taken care of, answering their questions and addressing any concerns they may have. 


Maids of honor assist brides with choosing bridesmaid dresses and assist bridesmaids with color schemes and accessories. A bride should provide the bridal party with travel information in addition to setting up appointments for hair and makeup.


It is the maid of honor's responsibility to organize the bridal shower. Planned activities include determining the location and inviting guests, among others. You can, however, delegate some of these tasks to other members of the bridal party! In addition to the maid of honor, the rest of the bridal party is equally important. 


Being the maid of honor also means planning the bachelorette party! In most cases, the maid of honor organizes an event that will be remembered for years to come by the bride's bridal party. 


Engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and bridal showers are also common pre-wedding events. Despite the fact that the maid of honor has little responsibility when it comes to planning these events, refusing an invitation to any of them is a social gaffe.


Pre-Ceremony

It's time to get ready with the bride the morning of the wedding. A maid of honor usually assists the bride in getting ready, ensuring that the bridesmaids have everything they need to have a great time getting dressed.


You should provide the bride with an emergency kit while she is getting ready as the maid of honor. Among the items you can put in this are safety pins, bandaids, fashion tape, and more.


When necessary, the maid of honor assists with little details on the day of the wedding, such as communicating with the wedding vendors. Keeping the bride calm will allow her to enjoy her big day. You should also keep an eye on the clock and keep on schedule, especially if things go awry.


In addition to helping with the wedding day details, the maid of honor is an excellent person for the reception as well. In addition to answering guests' questions, entertaining them, and tying up loose ends, she will be the best maid of honor!


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