Being chosen to become the maid of honor is a truly wonderful experience, but you may feel a little overwhelmed with your newfound role. Because sharing your best friend’s big day is special for the both of you, being prepared to carry out your maid of honor responsibilities can help calm any stress that comes your way. A little preplanning and thoughtfulness can make a big difference.
Above All Else Support the Bride
One of your most integral maid of honor duties is making sure the bride is as stress free as possible throughout her wedding day and prior. Whatever she needs, be resourceful, confident and save her from the stress of dealing with whatever the situation comes up. Duties may also include; helping the bride keep details straight, working with the planner (if she has one) and mainly being her rock for the big day. If you see the bride going awry, it’s a good time to step in and help her get past the mini-meltdown so she can enjoy her special day. Being yourself is the reason she chose you in the first place, so when in doubt, just be you.
You Are in Charge of the Wedding Party
Keeping the wedding party in check is one of your biggest maid of honor responsibilities. The last thing the bride wants to worry about is whether or not her bridesmaids are getting along. Try to stave off any issues they may have regarding personality conflicts or anything that may stress out the bride on her big day. Reminding the gentlemen to steer clear of drinking alcohol until after the wedding is never a bad idea. Furthermore, your MOH duties also mean making sure everyone is where they belong at all times! Be Present for the Bride
Attending all of the pre-wedding functions is extremely important for everyone in the wedding party, but even more important for the maid of honor. Bridal showers, bachelorette parties and pre-wedding dinner parties call for the bride’s right-hand-lady! You don’t have to be superwoman to fill the maid of honor role, just be happy for your best friend, have a positive attitude and seek to spread that outlook amongst the rest of the wedding party.