Maid Of Honor Duties to Consider for Your Best Friend’s Wedding
Congratulations! Your best friend is getting married and she asked you to be her Maid of Honor! Being
asked to take on this role basically means that you are someone that is closest to the bride. She trusts
you the most to help her prepare and keep her cool for the biggest day of her life. Even though there
may be so many responsibilities to take on it is sure an honor to stand next to your best friend as she
says “I Do” to the love of her life. This will only bring the two of you closer than ever and the bride will
be so appreciative for all you have done for her. Not sure where to start to get things done in timely
manner? The wedding could essentially be in your hands so it is important to know which duty to tackle
first. No worries, we are here to help to give you the best advice possible. Here is a list of duties that the
Maid of Honor must perform to make that wedding day one to always remember.
Maid Of Honor Duties before the Wedding Day
1. Help be the personal shopper!
The bride needs your help when picking her wedding dress that all guests will be seeing her in. Your
advice and opinion is important to her and picking a gown is a decision that should take time since
she will be wearing it on one of the biggest days of her life. When shopping, the bridesmaids dresses
will also be chosen so it essential to help the bride decide which gown will look good on the entire
bridesmaids party that also fits the wedding style and personality. Besides dress shopping the bride
will also need your support when shopping for other wedding essentials such as invitations, party
favors, when choosing the venue, music, and which vendors would be the perfect fit for planning
the wedding. As the maid of honor make sure to be completely honest with your advice since this
one day where the bride should feel her absolute best.
2. Host the Bachelorette Party & Bridal Shower
Both of these events are equally important to have in order for the bride to feel extra special and
more excited than ever that she is getting married. It is the Maid of Honor’s duty to host both of
these gatherings to the best of your abilities, to make sure all friends and family are all invited, and
most importantly to make sure the bride-to- be has the time of her life! Be sure to communicate
with the bride on what she wants during her bridal shower, where she would like to be registered,
and to understand what type of style she is ultimately looking for. During the bridal shower a big
duty for the Maid of Honor is to record all gifts that the bride receives so that later on she will know
exactly what everyone got her and will be an helpful aid for her when writing thank you cards. For
the bachelorette party, plan something that the bride would enjoy doing the most with all her best
girlfriends. Make it one she will never forget since it may very well be her last night going out as a
single woman. If everything goes accordingly the bride will be so surprised and she’ll have the best
night or getaway with all her best friends. The bride will sure to remember what an amazing job you
did hosting both the bridal shower and bachelorette party.
3. Spread the registry list out
The bridal shower is one event where the bride will be receiving all her gifts from all those that are
invited. Before the bridal shower make sure to spread the registry list to all those invited so that
they can get the bride exactly what she asked for. This makes it easier for everyone when shopping
for the bride as well. On the bridal shower invitation you can include where the bride will be
registered as well as an online link that will show those invited what gifts are still available to buy
and what gifts have already been bought. This is a great way to make sure that everyone gets the
bride different gifts so no one will mistakenly buy the same gift. When the bride receives her gifts
she will be so happy that she got everything she could possibly ask for.
4. Be a helping-hand
When planning the wedding the bride will need you there for support, advice and most importantly
to help to make any final decisions. Her best girlfriend’s opinion matters to her and since you are her
closest friend you both may have the same style in mind that would be perfect for the wedding. The
Maid of Honor may also be the one that knows all those that are invited and can certainly help to
make the best decisions that caters to all guests in attendance. Collaborating ideas and thinking as a
team is probably the best way to make all the final decisions such as the guest list, the seating
arrangements, what photographer to hire, what catering company to choose from, what
entertainment is the most important to have, as well as what other vendors to hire to make the
reception and ceremony a complete success.
5. Organize all Bridesmaid Duties
Since the Maid of Honor is the head bridesmaid it is your duty to make sure each bridesmaid and all
those involved in the bridal party know exactly what their responsibilities are prior to the wedding
and during the wedding. To be more organized assign each bridesmaid one duty so that everything
runs smoothly. This can be anything from making dress shopping appointments, to making sure all
bridesmaids show up early to all wedding pre-events, to bringing all party favors for guests, and
most importantly that all bridesmaid are on time on the wedding day to help the bride with
anything she needs. The more support the bride has, the less stressed she will be by having all her
closest friends there to assist in planning her special day.
Maid of Honor Duties on the Wedding Day
1. Take on manager duties during the big day
Even if a wedding planner is hired it will still help for the Maid of Honor to make sure that everyone
is on track so that the bride doesn’t have to stress about anything at all . You want to make this day
one she will never forget so taking on this responsibility will be so helpful for the bride to ensure
that she enjoys her day to the fullest. Some managerial duties to take on may be to communicate
with all vendors involved, to make sure all bridesmaids are on track with their duties, to answer all
guests questions that they may have such as, sign-in books or where to sit, and to make sure that
you are there if any problems were to arise. A good idea is to have a list of all vendor numbers and
contact information so that you can handle any situation that needs to be addressed without having
to bother anyone else. You should be the main person that people should go to with any questions
or concerns. Taking on all responsibilities will improve all guest experiences and can achieve the goal
of keeping the bride as happy as can be.
2. Get the bride for the big day!
Maybe one of the most important duties a Maid of Honor will take on is assisting the bride in getting
ready the morning of the wedding. Remember this is her special day so she will need you to be there
to make sure her makeup, hair, and wedding gown are all looking flawless to the tee. Everyone will
be watching her walk down the aisle so she only wants to look absolutely gorgeous for all her family,
friends, and especially, for her future partner whom, she will be tying the knot with. During the
wedding day the bride may have multiple dresses to change in and out of so make sure to be there
every time she needs to change into a different dress.
3. Feed the bride & have champagne on deck
Eating may be the very last thing on any bride’s mind on the wedding day from so much anxiety and
excitement. As the Maid of Honor, you should make sure the bride has enough snacks to munch on
to keep her energized and to give her the most nutrients before she walks down the aisle. This way
the bride will be in the best state of mind and we all know no one wants to see a cranky bride. For
many nervous brides a glass of champagne or wine while getting ready may help to lower any
anxiety and can help her to relax. In this case, it may be a good idea to have a champagne bottle on
deck. However, at the same time, you don’t want the bride to drink too much but just enough so she
relaxes and can enjoy the day ahead of her.
4. Assist with the bride’s veil, train, flowers, and keep the groom’s ring safe
As the time approaches for the bride to walk down the aisle she will need your assistance in making
sure that her veil is perfectly placed and will need you to hold the train of the dress if it’s long
enough. This will avoid the risk of having the bride trip over her gown and the big walk will look like
absolute perfection. During the ceremony, the Maid of Honor will also need to hold the groom’s ring
in a safe spot until it is time to exchange the rings. While the vows are being exchanged it is a good
idea to hold the bride’s bouquet since it may be a little heavy and that way the bride will be more
comfortable when reciting vows to the love of her life. This is one moment to cherish therefore,
assisting the bride in the ceremony process will help her out a ton in order to grasp every moment
while tying the knot.
5. Be the rock to lean on
You’re the Maid of Honor and are one person that the bride considers to be one of the closest
people to her. Also take in mind that the bride is putting all her trust in you to deliver the best day
possible which is such an honor so in return make sure to be there as her emotional lifeboat. A
wedding is probably one of the most stressful days in a girl’s life and having her best friend next to
her for moral support is the best medicine possible. Having a rock to lean on such as yourself will
help her to keep her composer, can keep her anxiety level down, can push away any nervousness,
and can avoid any cold feet the bride may be feeling about getting married. Anyway to keep the
bride calm and anyway to giving signs of encouragement can all aid the bride to be in the best
positive state of mind during the wedding day. The bride will appreciate it so much and will be so
thankful that she has a person like you in her life.
6. Make a toast at the reception
Now that the ceremony is over and the reception has started it is around that time that everyone
will be sitting down for dinner. Before everyone digs in a couple toasts will be happening to wish the
best for the new married couple. Besides the parents and the best-man, it is the Maid of Honor’s
duty to make a toast to the newlyweds. When making the toast the Maid of Honor wants to make
sure to express to the bride how much you cherish the friendship and bond you have towards one
another. This can be tagged along with a funny story or experience you had together that everyone
will enjoy listening to. Last but not least and the very most important part of the toast is to wish only
the best marriage for the happy couple for years to come. Your toast may bring tears to the bride’s
eyes but don’t worry it will only be happy tears. The bride will be sure to cherish your friendship
more than ever.
These are all just a few ways to be the best Maid of Honor possible for the bride-to- be. Your help,
assistance, and guidance can create one incredible day that the bride will never forget. You will be
more than honored that you took on the role to make the day as magical as can be. Here at Mystical
Entertainment, we are here to help with any duties that the wedding party or Maid of Honor may
have to get done so don’t hesitate give us a call to cater to any of your planning necessities.
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