Thursday, October 14, 2010

Maid of Honor: What Are Her Wedding Duties?

So you just found that you are The Maid of Honor (MOH) for your closest friend? You are so excited but have NO IDEA WHAT TO DO! Don't fret. The Knot has some great info about your roll as a MOH.

Maid of Honor: What Are Her Wedding Duties?


What exactly are the wedding responsibilities of the maid of honor?


Here's what the MOH is primarily responsible for:

# Planning one or more showers for the bride, with the help of the other bridesmaids and/or the bride's mother, sisters, etc.

# Helping the bride choose her dress and shopping for bridesmaid dresses.

# Making sure the bridesmaids all go for their dress fittings and get everything they need for the big day.

# Lending an ear when the bride wants to/needs to vent, whether it be about her mother-in-law to-be or the fact that the napkins don't exactly match the tablecloths.

# Generally keeping the bride sane during wedding planning.

# Making sure the bridesmaids know where they need to be and at what time on the big day.

# At the ceremony, standing next to the bride while she exchanges vows and holding her bouquet during the ring part of things.

# The MOH may also hold onto the groom's wedding band for the bride (although the best man has traditionally taken care of both bands).

# She may stand in the receiving line.

# Bustling the bride's train for the party.

# At the reception, she's often announced along with the best man.

# She may dance with the best man during or after the couple's first dance.

# Generally keeping the bride sane during the wedding itself.

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