So you’ve been asked to be the maid of honour at your best friend or sister’s wedding! As exciting as this news is we know that you might be a bit nervous about letting the bride down on the journey to her big day. In this article, we will provide you with a checklist of the most important maid of honour duties that will make the bride feel supported.
There is a multitude of duties that come with being the maid of honour. Some of the most important ones that you should never skip include:
Your number one duty as a maid of honour is to support the bride. This can be tricky as every bride will require a different level of involvement. You don’t want to smother her and stress her out even more, but you also don’t want to be too absent. The best way to strike the perfect balance is to have a conversation with her about what is expected and how you can best support her.
One of the most important moments for a bride is finding the perfect dress that makes her feel radiant. As her maid of honour, you should be there to help her along the way, after all choosing between a bunch of dresses can be stressful if she doesn’t have her best friend to lend an expert eye.
There are a thousand things that need to be done for a wedding and oftentimes the bride will need some help. Whether it is to help her with DIY tasks or make an appointment to get her nails done before the wedding, she will definitely need some help to get everything done!
Bridal showers and bachelorette parties are important traditions that help make a bride feel special leading up to her wedding day. It is up to you to take what you know about your best friend or sister and plan a bridal shower and bachelorette party that she will LOVE.
Guests will have thousands of questions, and this can be overwhelming considering everything else she will be dealing with. Find out from the bride if you can take all these queries off her shoulders and allow her to focus on other, more important things.
Whether it is at the dress fitting, bridal shower, bachelorette party, or on the big day, it is always important to have snacks, water, and champagne on hand! Just remember to buy healthy snacks, you don’t want to ruin her diet.
With all the planning and duties leading up to the big day, it is important to remember to write a heartfelt speech for the wedding day. This is the one chance you have to tell the bride how much she means to you and how happy you are to see her start the next chapter of her life with her soulmate.
Along with your duties as maid of honour, it is important to know what you are expected to pay for. The last thing you want is for your bride to have to broach that awkward subject with you! With that said, you should be prepared to split both the bridal shower and bachelorette party with the other bridesmaids and ensure that your bride doesn’t have to contribute at all. You should also keep some money stashed away for both a bridal shower and a wedding gift. Lastly, you should pay for your own wedding attire, including the dress, shoes, jewellery, and dress alterations. Though this might seem like a lot, remember that she would do the same for you on your special day.
One last tip we can offer you is to have a bridal boutique on hand to suggest to the bride. You can even schedule a booking to surprise her! Contact us at Bridal Wardrobe or simply make a booking online to help your bride find the perfect dress.