Atmosphere Productions: 10 Things a Maid of Honor Should Expect to Do

If you took a fashion consultant, party planner, therapist, press secretary, cheerleader, department manager and witness and rolled them all into one person, then dressed her in satin with matching heels and shoved a bouquet into her hand, you’d have yourself a maid (or matron) of honor.  

It’s a big job, as anyone who’s ever held it knows, but if managed properly, it should be a big source of joy, not of stress—for both the bride and the MOH.

For both parties, communication is the key to a good experience; brides need to share their wishes (note: wishes are not orders), and maids of honor should ask what the bride wants or needs them to do. 

Here are ten things a maid of honor should expect to do for her bride:
  • Help the bride select her gown and the bridesmaid’s gowns.
  • Host a shower for the bride (perhaps with the bridesmaids) and let people know where the bride and groom are registered.
  • Serve as an enthusiastic sounding board for wedding decisions , while recognizing that she many not have a deciding vote.
  • Coordinate the bridesmaids, introducing them if they don’t already know each other, making sure they are going for fittings, possibly arranging a group gift.
  • Help with those tasks the bride would find tedious if she had to do by herself, but much more fun if done with a friend: address invitations, assemble favors, make a seating chart for the reception.
  • Attend any pre-wedding parties.
  • Help during the ceremony: make sure the bride’s train is arranged neatly when she is at the altar, hold the groom’s ring during the ceremony, hold the bride’s bouquet during the exchange of vows.
  • Be ready for emergencies at the reception: stash a sewing kit, makeup kit, feminine supplies at the reception site, in case the bride or a bridesmaid needs any of the above. Program the names and emergency contact info of all wedding vendors into the maid-of-honor’s phone.  The bride and groom will be grateful if a vendor needs to be reached.
  • Give a heartfelt (maybe funny, but never raunchy) toast at the reception, usually after the best man gives his toast.
  • Be there to listen to and support the bride. Long after the wedding cake is eaten and the bouquets have faded, these memories will deepen and enrich the friendship between a bride and her closest attendant. 

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