So you have picked your Maid of Honour, but what exactly is she supposed to do?
A lot of girls think a Maid of Honour is just a bride’s way of telling them that they are their very best friend (which is true), but it’s also a really important job. The maid of honour is extremely important to the preparations and a crucial part of the big day.
We have put together a list of tasks that you should be entrusting your Maid of Honour with. This will help to lighten your load, and stop you from getting stressed on the run up to your wedding day.
- Help Pick the Dress
A girl can always rely on her best friend to tell her the truth when she asks “does my bum look big in this?” A Maid of Honour should always be the first person you call when you’re going wedding dress shopping. She will help you choose your gown and also give vital input on the style and colour of the bridesmaid’s dresses.
- Plan the Hen Party/Bridal Shower
Give your Maid of Honour a guest list, a list of your favourite ideas and let her take charge from there. You have a whole wedding to plan, the last thing you need is to be trying to arrange a Bridal Shower as well.
- Look after the Dress
As you will be sharing a room with your future husband whilst you are on holiday, it’s a good idea to entrust your dress to your Maid of Honour. You don’t want him sneaking any peaks at the gown!
- Organise the Girls
Someone has to be one to boss all the bridesmaids around, and make sure everyone gets to their hair and makeup appointments on time, and gets into their dresses. Your Maid of Honour is the Head Bridesmaid and should take control of all the pre-wedding arrangements.
- Keep the Groom’s Ring Safe
This is one of the most important parts of the ceremony and you need to give the ring to someone for safe keeping. It’s also one less thing for you to worry about before the ceremony.
- Put Together an Emergency Kit
We hope and pray that everything will go smoothly on the wedding day, but just in case something should go wrong, it’s a good idea to have an emergency kit. Ask your Maid of Honour to create a kit with useful items such as; a needle and cotton, super glue, safety pins, paracetamol, hair pins, hair spray, tissues, plasters, deodorant, mints, a pressed powder compact, sanitary supplies and a small amount of cash.
- Ensure you Look Perfect before You Walk down the Aisle
You will need someone to arrange your dress and veil, check your teeth and makeup, and give you a last minute boost before you walk down the aisle.
- Hold the Bouquet during the Ceremony
You will be busy looking dreamily into your future husbands eyes, and you will need your hands free. Pass your bouquet to your Maid of Honour until the end of the ceremony.
- Sign and Witness the Marriage
You need 2 witnesses for your wedding ceremony – who better to do this than your best friend?
- Look after the Gifts
At the end of the evening you don’t want to be lugging presents back to your hotel room. Give this task to your Maid of Honour and the Best Man. After all someone has to it!
The Maid of Honour has one of the most important jobs at the wedding. Make sure you communicate everything to her that you want from your big day. She’s your friend and she wants to ensure you have a magical time – so let her help with all the details. It really will make everything so much easier for you, and let’s face it – wedding planning is so much more fun when done with your bestie!