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Did you just get asked to be a maid of honor? Congratulations! You’re probably wondering how to be the best maid of honor and what your maid of honor duties consist of. In my video and blog below, I’ve got several tips for you to succeed in your role. The best man has similar roles, so if that’s you, most of these will apply for you as well.
1. Help Coordinate
Help organize any bridesmaid related activities and responsibilities. This includes planning the bachelorette party and maybe a bridal shower. Additionally, it is so helpful to the bride if you check in on the bridesmaids‘ dresses – making sure they’ve ordered them in time for alterations.
Make a text group or Instagram message thread to coordinate with everyone.
2. Hosting Events
Offer to host a bridal shower or the bachelorette party For the shower, you can host solo or co-host with her mom, an aunt, or another bridesmaid.
For the bachelorette party, determine everyone’s budget to ensure all bridesmaids are comfortable with the plans and that the bride will love it too. It can be local to everyone or a destination. A weekend adventure or just a single night out.
3. Go Dress Shopping with the Bride
Offer to go dress shopping with the bride. This may be challenging if you don’t live nearby, but you can travel to her for the appointment or just Zoom/FaceTime. Be supportive and always wait to hear the bride’s thoughts before giving your own.
4. Be a Good Listener
Be a listening ear about any wedding woes. Help problem solve for or with the bride about anything she’s struggling with.
5. Wedding Timeline Management
6. Help Assist the Photographer
It is such a blessing to the photographer to help them during photos. This helps ensure the photos are the best they can be and that the photographer isn’t wasting time trying to get the wedding party to pay attention or be on time.
7. Care for the Bride’s Dress
Fix the bride’s train and veil when she gets to the front of the aisle and take her bouquet from her. She’ll be so appreciative that her dress looks perfect in her photos.
8. Take Care of the Bride and Yourself
Make sure the bride is eating and hydrating throughout the day. Remember to enjoy the day and not to take anything too seriously! The bride and you should have such a fun time.