The importance of being Bridesmaid

Being the Maid of honour could be a tough task, because this is a role that carries great responsibility both during the planning and on the wedding day.

The bride normally chooses her sister, if she has one, or a very close friend for this important duty.


Throughout the wedding preparations the chief bridesmaid offers support, advice; she will generally be the bride’s rock and party hearty at all bridal events!

Here below a to do list for a perfect Maid of Honor:

Offer to help with prewedding tasks. Try to be specific when you volunteer.

Scout out bridesmaid dresses, shoes, jewelry, and other wedding accessories. Pay for the entire ensemble.

Help to plan, co-host, and pay for the bridal shower and bachelorette party with other bridesmaids.

If the maid of honor isn’t already handling this task, keep a record of all the gifts received at various parties and bridal showers (so that the bride/couple can write thank-you notes); maintain RSVP lists.

Attend the ceremony rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.

On the day of the wedding, be on hand to confirm flower delivery times, meet and greet the ceremony officiant, or satisfy junk food cravings.

Stand in the receiving line at the bride’s request.


Serve as auxiliary hostess at the reception by introducing guests, making sure they know where the bar is located, and inviting them to sign the guest book.

Hit the dance floor when the music kicks in. Dance with groomsmen during the formal first-dance sequence. 

Give the matron/maid of honor a break by helping to carry the bride’s wedding gown train whenever necessary. Bustle the train before dancing begins, and be ready to help fix it if it comes unhooked. Accompany the bride on visits to the restroom, if asked.

Purchase a wedding present perhaps with one or several of the other bridesmaids. This provides more buying power, and two heads are better than one when it comes to wedding gift ideas. Sometimes the entire bridesmaid troupe pitches in for one knock-her-socks-off wedding gift.

Be a trooper, no matter how stressful the ordeal becomes. Try not to complain about the bridesmaid dress — even if the color is horrendous. Be gracious and tactful.

Provide plenty of emotional support during the planning and on the wedding day.

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