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The Complete Maid Of Honor Checklist. Tips From Wedding Belles Love!

Updated: Jun 9, 2022

Calling all Maid of honors, this blog is for you! You’ve been the bride’s go to gal even before she got engaged, but now that you’ve been bestowed with this amazing title and wedding planning has commenced, you may be wondering what exactly you’ve gotten yourself into. Being a maid of honor likely comes with a set of expectations and duties, but have no fear! We’re here to help. We’ve created a checklist of all the things you *could* be responsible for. The best place to start? Show this list to your bride/bestie and ask her what she is expecting you to handle. Overall, your goal is to help your bride have the best day of her life!

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1) Lets Start With Dress Shopping:

  • Provide bride with supportive, honest (delivered kindly) feedback about wedding dresses

  • Take photos so the bride will remember the dresses she tried on and the dress she decided on (make sure she keeps them in a hidden spot away from wandering groom eyes)

  • Assist with selecting bridesmaid dresses

2) Hen Party:


  • Gather guest list

  • Determine budget- who is paying? discuss prior to Hen Party

  • Research and secure destination

  • Research hen party activities

  • Finalise itinerary/book activities

  • Communicate itinerary with guests- set up Facebook groups or Whattsapp so people can chat before meeting each other

  • Book flight (if applicable)

  • Determine and buy favours

  • Finalise food

  • Plan and purchase décor


  • Hold group generally to the itinerary


  • Keep track of expenses

  • Share final expense totals with group

3)Rehearsal Dinner:

  • Attend ceremony rehearsal and remember your specific directions



  • Write maid of honor speech (if applicable)

  • Buy bridesmaid dress and get alterations done

  • Purchase shoes, jewellery, and other accessories

  • Learn how to bustle bride’s wedding dress at alterations appointment

  • Purchase a wedding gift

  • Put together emergency kit of supplies the bride may need during the day

  • Help bride with any preparation she may need

  • Provide moral support for bride as the wedding day approaches

Getting Ready-

  • Run any last-minute errands if necessary

  • Supply the getting ready playlist for the wedding party

  • Assist the bride with getting into her dress


  • Hold bride’s bouquet during the ceremony

  • Carry bride’s wedding dress train until it is bustled

  • Wrangle the wedding party for photos before/after the ceremony

  • Give your speech confidently (and maybe have some tissues on hand)

  • Keep track of the bride’s phone/lipstick/etc.

  • Make sure the bride is hydrated and fed

  • Dance the night away!

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This list may look overwhelming, but remember that you probably won’t be expected to do all of these things and thankfully the events should be spread out to give you time to breathe. Also you can delegate items to other responsible bridesmaids. Above all, remember that you also need to enjoy each and every event. Savor the time you have with your bride before and after she’s officially hitched. We know you can do it!

Are you still shopping for bridesmaid dresses?

Did you know at Wedding Belles Love, we offer Bridesmaids parties!

Want to know more information? Just click the link to read about our parties.

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