What exactly does a Maid of Honor do?

by | Aug 18, 2016 | General Information |

What exactly does a Maid of Honor do?

Your Maid of Honor and Best Man, your bridesmaids and groomsmen, your parents, the adorable Flower Girl and Ring Bearer – they are all very important people included within your wedding. Therefore, you want them to know exactly what their roles entail and what their tasks are for this hugely important event in your life.

What are these duties, to be more precise? Here are some of the things you might want to keep in mind:

  • Traditionally, the parents of the bride are tasked with organizing and paying for the wedding. However, this is rarely practiced these days, as the parents of the bride, the parents of the groom and very often the couple will split the costs of the wedding. Aside from this duty, the parents also have the opportunity to participate in different wedding planning activities, dance with their daughter/son at the wedding, and generally help entertain the guests too.
  • The Maid of Honor and the Best Man are very often considered to be the closest equivalent to a “personal advisor” for the bride, and respectively the groom. They also coordinate the bridesmaids and groomsmen in different wedding planning-related tasks, as well as in choosing their dresses (and making sure they attend all fitting appointments too).
  • The Flower Girl and the Ring Bearer are most often the youngest members of the wedding party. The Flower Girl walks down the aisle before the bride, while the Ring Bearer walks down the aisle to bring the pillow with the rings on it. Their main task, though? Being absolutely adorable!
  • If you have friends or relatives who are too young to be bridesmaids or groomsmen, but too old to be Flower Girls or Ring Bearers, think of offering them the honorary titles of “Junior Bridesmaid” and “Junior Groomsman”. They will be delighted with their role!

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