Guest Author - Sandra Sable
So it has happened. Your best friend is getting married and she has asked you to be her maid of honor. Congratulations...... I have compiled a list to give you a few pointers as to what might be entailed. Every bride is different. One thing before you accept, please make sure you have the time to devote to being a Maid of Honor. The bride will be requesting many things ad your social schedule will be quite full. If you can agree then read on and have fun. Oh and remember the day really is about the bride.
1) The day belongs to the Bride, try our best to help keep her stress level down. Keep your own note book. That way you can gently remind her of events that her busy brides mind might have forgot,
2). Help address invitations, save the dates or anything that requires large amounts of writing and stuffing.
3). Be an honest opinion make sure to attend all bridal fittings.
4). Help hold the rest of the bridal part to their fittings and meetings. You mother he you.
5). Help choose the best floral arrangements, as well as help the bride stay within the budget.
6). Stay in touch with the wedding vendors you have a had a hand with. That way everything remains on schedule and is as ordered.
7). Help the best man with duties that may be a little foreign to him.
8). Make sure to attend all parties. You are the Bridal rock.
9). Arrange for the Wedding shower as well as he bachelorette party.
10). Help arrange the rehearsal dinner.
11). Prepare a toast for the reception.
12). Be the keeper of the rings. Either one or both until the ceremony.
13). Hold the Bride’s bouquet during the ceremony.
14). Attend to the brides dress, fix and arrange as necessary.
15). Be a voice for packing clothes for he honeymoon. Make sure the kitchen sink does not end up in the bag.
16). Be the emergency it creator. One less thing for her to worry about.
17). Be a wedding guide of sorts. Help to introduce families and keep an eye out for confusion.
18). Witness and sign the marriage certificate after the wedding ceremony.
19). Assist the bride if she asks you for any help with the planning or any other help she may need.
This is just a small list of the many Maid of Honor duties. Most important to remember, have fun, keep smiling and it is all about the bride.
This is Sandra Sable signing off until next time, lets talk weddings.