All About the Maid of Honor


Asking someone to be your maid of honor is one of the many exciting parts of the wedding planning journey. After announcing your engagement, you will probably discover everyone wants to be in the wedding party. Choosing your maid of honor can be an emotionally challenging task, because only one special person can fill those shoes out of a few that might want to fill the role. For this reason, asking someone to be your maid of honor should involve some thought.

The Duties of a Maid of Honor

A maid of honor does far more than just stand beside a bride during her ceremony. The maid of honor has an important role with many duties. This special person will assist with wedding planning and provide support during the entire process. This person is responsible for planning and hosting a bridal shower and bachelorette party with the bridesmaids for the bride. The maid of honor also assists the bride with getting ready on her wedding day.


Choosing a Best Man Instead of a Maid of Honor


Sometimes that important someone is of an unexpected gender. Choosing a best man instead of a best maid is completely acceptable, if the groom is agreeable. Who else will tell you it’s not? It is your wedding and your feelings. You and your partner get to make the rules and shape the trends for your magical day.

Choosing Your Maid of Honor

Many of us feel compelled to ask a family member or the person that chose us to be their maid of honor. Never ask someone to be your maid of honor out of a feeling of obligation. This is a very special person that will fill a very special position in your wedding party. This close and supportive family member or friend is the one you cannot imagine saying “I do” without. You may choose many bridesmaids, but there can only be one maid of honor.

Asking Your Maid of Honor

Even when the special person believes the decision is so obvious, make this moment special with an element of surprise. The idea is to make it meaningful. Some brides choose to take out their chosen crew and ask them all together over dinner. It is a common trend to propose to the maid of honor before asking the bridesmaids. Consider giving a small friendship charm or bracelet in a box with the special message hidden inside. You could also create a custom card or custom mug that conveys the message that you cannot say “I do” without this special person by your side.


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