Wednesday, February 23, 2011

ASK BEVERLY: What are the Maid of Honor responsibilities?

Pre-Wedding Day Responsibilities:

  • Help the bride shop for her wedding dress
  • Visit reception sites with the bride as a "second pair of eyes"
  • Help the bride choose the wedding flowers and reception decorations
  • Shop for the bridesmaid dresses
  • Ensure the bridesmaid dresses are ordered well before the wedding
  • Address wedding invitations
  • Help make wedding guest favors
  • Purchase, address and send out bridal shower invitations
  • Host a bridal shower
  • Keep track of the gifts during the bridal shower (who gave what)
  • Host a bachelorette party
  • Attend the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner
  • Help out during the rehearsal dinner
  • Buy the couple a wedding gift

Wedding Day Responsibilities:
  • Decorate the reception site (and clean up at the end of the night)
  • Help the bride get dressed
  • Either pick up or receive (if delivered) the wedding flowers from the florist
  • Distribute the bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages to the wedding party and the couple's parents and grandparents
  • Ensures all the bridesmaids are ready (hair and makeup) and arrive at the ceremony on time
  • Adjust the bride's veil and train before she walks down the aisle
  • Hold the bride's bouquet during the wedding ceremony
  • Hold the groom's ring until the exchange of rings
  • Witnesses the signing of the marriage license
  • Participate in the wedding photos
  • Bustles the bride's wedding dress for the reception
  • Help the bride in the washroom
  • Give bride's gift to groom if bride wishes
  • Stand in the receiving line
  • Give a maid of honor speech and toast
  • Dance the first dance with the best man
  • And anything the bride wishes, within reason

Beverly Harris Weddings & Events
(310) 487-9698

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