02 Jun Maid of Honor Duties
Yay! One of your besties is engaged and it’s so exciting it almost seems like you got engaged as well! She asks you to hold the major responsibility of being her Maid/Matron of Honor. I know you can’t wait to help her find a dress and pick out accessories. It’s going to be so much fun…you think!
But before you immediately say yes, you should understand some things. Or did you already sign up for the duty and don’t quite understand what comes along with it? Either way we have you covered!
As an MOH, you will not only be the bride’s go to person for emotional and logistical support, but you will hold many other duties. Check this list to see some of the things that come along with the commitment of being a MOH.
1. Planning events: It is usually the MOH’s duty to help plan and host the bride’s bridal shower and bachelorette party (or to hire us to do it). 😉
2. Keeping all the other bridesmaids in line: It is your duty as MOH to be ring leader to the rest of the bridesmaids. Doing things such as managing everyone’s schedule to come up with the best time for the bridal shower and bachelorette party, and collecting money from the wedding party for all of the bridal related events, providing the bridesmaids with detailed itineraries for the wedding related activities.
3. Provide emotional support: Weddings are very stressful and the bride will often need someone to vent to or help escape the drama!
4. Assist in the bride’s decision making: Alongside the wedding planner, help the bride make decisions about colors, invitations and decorations etc.
5. Attend all pre-wedding events- Make sure you count up the cost for this before agreeing to be the MOH. You must consider the engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette party, wedding rehearsal and wedding day. If you live in separate states this could mean 4 or 5 separate plane tickets.
6. Spread the word about where the bride and groom are registered.
7. Adjust the dress and train when the bride arrives to the alter.
8. Safe keeping: Hold the grooms ring and brides bouquet before and while vows are being exchanged during the ceremony on the wedding day and collect cards given to the couple during the reception and keep them in a safe place.
9. Sign the marriage license as a witness.
10. Make a toast or speech during the reception!
Most of all be kind, considerate, help out wherever you can and remember this is one of the biggest days of your besties life!
Don’t forget to share with us your stories or experiences about being a bridesmaid or maid of honor!