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Selecting Your Maid of Honor

selecting your maid of honorIn some cases, selecting your maid of honor is a no-brainer. You may have known for years who you’d choose to be your right hand woman (or man) at your wedding. It could be your sister or your best friend from grade school, even your mom or your brother.  

Perhaps it’s not an easy choice for you at all.  Either way, selecting this VIP should be done wisely!  They should know what is expected if they accept this position in your wedding.

An unmarried MOH choice would be called your maid of honor. Typically a married choice would be a “matron of honor,” but some  women do not like the word “matron” and keep the “maid” title.  Some brides choose a man to fill this role and he is called the “man of honor.”

They will be involved in your wedding from start to finish.  You need someone in whom you confidence and that you trust making decisions for you.  An easy-going disposition will be a must for you both if (when) things get a little stressful.  Read on to determine if your selection will be the right person for the job.

Your MOH’s duties may include:

  • Assisting in choosing bridesmaid attire and accessories.maidofhonor2
  • Assisting with addressing invitations and place cards
  • Acting as the main communicator between the maids and other wedding professionals
  • Attending the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner
  • Coordinating the shower and bachelorette party
  • Keeping a list of vendors and contact information, schedules and due dates.
  • Attending bridal gown fittings and other pre-wedding appointments.

During the wedding and the reception, the MOH may need to:

  • Have an emergency bag prepared (sewing kit, stain remover, first aid, tissues, etc.)
  • Hold the groom’s wedding ring and your bouquetmaidofhonor3
  • Witness the signing of your marriage certificate
  • Help with your dress.
  • Help to bustle the train of your gown
  • Offer a toast or make a short speech (after the best man)
  • Help you change out of your gown into your going-away or party clothes
  • Take your dress and accessories to Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo for preservation!

The maid/matron/man of honor role is not to be taken lightly.  Choose that person you know you can count on, and enjoy your bride-to-be journey!