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!
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
Plan and purchase décor
Hold group generally to the itinerary
Keep track of expenses
Share final expense totals with group
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
Run any last-minute errands if necessary
Supply the getting ready playlist for the wedding party
Assist the bride with getting into her dress
THE MAIN EVENT-
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!
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.