Has your best friend or sister asked you to be the maid of honor in her wedding? If she did, consider yourself privileged. That honor only means your best friend or sister thinks highly of you and trusts you enough to be her chief support before, during, and after the wedding. You’ll be her main go-to girl during the wedding planning, she’ll consult with you during decision makings, and she’ll turn to you for help when there are family issues, difficulties, and stresses that need navigating around.
In case you were wondering what your “tasks” are, here are the things you need to keep in mind:
- Help get the bride the best bargains. The bride is expected to shop for wedding essentials – shoes, dress, and accessories – and she needs all the help and support you can give her in this regard. She will also need your help when deciding on the bridesmaids’ dresses. Because she has a budget to stick to, you need to help her plan properly and make sure she’s getting the best deals without sacrificing the quality of the wedding.
- Plan an awesome bridal shower for her. This is actually one of your major responsibilities as the maid of honor – planning and organizing the bridal shower. You can ask the help of the bride and the groom’s mothers, keeping in mind that the shower is supposed the place where close friends and relatives of the bride will “shower” her with encouraging words and gifts to help prepare her for her life as a married woman.
- Plan a fun bachelorette party. Far different from a bridal shower that is more “refined” in nature, a bachelorette party is where the bride can let loose, put the wedding planning aside, and just have uninhibited fun with her girlfriends. Most bachelorette parties are injected with lots of fun and a bit of the naughty, so make sure you plan accordingly. You’ll have the privilege of choosing the foods, as well as party favors, during the bachelorette party, so go all-out with your planning. For party favors, choose kinky stuff that’s great for couples to use in the bedroom. The bride-to-be and her girlfriends, including you, will have a field day going through the different sex toys and implements during the party.
- Hosting a dinner rehearsal. The maid of honor should organize a dinner rehearsal with some of her close friends and family but not including the bride and the groom. The dinner should be a light affair and this will be the best time to practice the speech for the wedding. However, the maid of honor should make sure to never use the exact same lines, or she could end up sounding as if she just memorized her speech. Being the maid of honor should be the top thing that you have in mind. As the maid of honor, you also should observe the guests during the dinner rehearsal. This allows you to tailor your speech come wedding day. You can also use this as an opportunity for your friends to comment on your speech so that they can point out whatever mistakes you might have committed with your speech, verbally and non-verbally.
As the maid of honor, you should remember that you were chosen by the bride to be her top confidante among her other bridesmaids because she trusts you. In addition, she knows that you will be able to deliver according to everyone’s expectations.