Maid of Honor

A wedding is supposed to unite two souls in a single bond, but it can create more dissension than a congressional tax hike. That's where the Maid (or Matron) of Honor comes in. As the bride's closest friend and ally, the Maid/Matron of Honor has a single objective: make things go as smoothly as possible. You're there with clear nail polish when the bride's stockings get a snag; to squash bridezilla when she make an appearance; you throw the bridal shower & remember who brought what gift; you steer your friend into choosing the most flattering dress possible; and you might even sew a hem or two.
Like many events, weddings are growing increasingly casual these days. However, tradition demands a certain set of duties from the lucky person who is chosen to be maid/matron of honor (we'll refer to the role as MOH). The following steps outline the essential responsibilities even the
most traditional bride could expect of you. If you read them before you accept her offer, and follow them to the best of your ability, you will show yourself more than worthy of the "honor" you've been accorded.
  • Step 1:  Throw a Bridal Shower.
  • Step 2:  Make yourself available.
  • Step 3:  Attend all pre-wedding functions.
  • Step 4:  Pack an emergency kit for the big day.
  • Step 5:  Walk down the aisle (alone).
  • Step 6:  Return the wedding attire.
On the day of the wedding, the MOH should attend to the bride as she is dressing for the big event and make sure she eats a generous pre-wedding meal. At the ceremony itself, you're loosely in charge of the other bridesmaids, making sure that they know their roles, that their dresses are ironed, that they're wearing the right color of nail polish, and that they refrain from growing too rowdy. The Maid of HONOR is not a job that requires mundane janitorial chores and if the Bride is spinning out of control, offer to help and/or get the Wedding coordinator asap.

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