Maid Of Honor Duties

So, you’ve been asked to be maid of honor at our best friend’s wedding? That’s incredible. But there’s no doubt that it has given you a few feelings of panic. This is the biggest day in her life, and you want to do everything in your power to ensure it goes to plan.

The day might be about the bride and groom. But you play a vital role in the event, and should not underestimate your duties. You might be in the background, but your input helps pull the strings and you should make the necessary preparations. This is especially true if it’s your first time.

Here’s everything you need to know to fulfill those duties like a pro.


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Help With The Planning

The wedding might only be one day, but it takes a lot of planning to get right. Your bride and groom are likely to become very stressed throughout the process. As the maid of honor, you should make it your responsibility to offer help wherever possible.

You don’t want to tread on their toes, and some items are best left to their discretion. However, you can have a telling impact by taking care of important elements. Wedding photographers can capture her big day forever. Booking them would make the ideal wedding gift for the couple.

Meanwhile, you can also help with traditional items. Buy her something blue for the big day to show your appreciation of being asked to fulfill this role and it will bring you even closer together.

End Her Single Life In Style

Getting married will see the bride start a new chapter in her life. As she prepares to begin it, you should ensure that she closes the current book in the best way possible.

Arranging the perfect bachelorette party is a key responsibility for any great maid of honor. Whether it’s a surprise or not, throwing her the best bash will provide a much-needed break from the stress of planning.

Apart from anything else, it’s the perfect opportunity to spend one last night of freedom as a group. Just be sure that you choose an activity where the most important people in her life can take part. After all, it’s those loved ones that will make it a special occasion.


Good communication plays a vital role in the organization of any major event, and the wedding should be no different. As the maid of honor, you have the ability to nudge the groom towards the right decisions that will make his bride happier than ever.

Meanwhile, communicating with the best man or men can help you stay in control. Forming a united front will work wonders for the preparations. Moreover, creating a positive vibe between you adds to the overall atmosphere.

Between you, there’s nothing to stop you keeping the peace and preventing any friction between guests on the big day. Quite frankly, this might be the most important thing you do on the big day. If it helps keep your bride and groom and happy, it’s well worth the extra effort.

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