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What Does Being The Maid of Honor Mean?: A Quick Guide

Now that you're engaged, it's time to start thinking about your wedding party especially the maid of honor. You want to make sure you choose someone who's up for the job. The job comes with having the bride's back on a whole other level. Your maid of honor is the one that knows you better than anyone and can often complete your sentences. She even knows what that look on your face means when you haven't said a single word. So now you're wondering what this means for you. We have come up with a guide for "What Does Being The Maid of Honor Mean?: A Quick Guide".


What Being The Maid of Honor Means
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1. Showing Support


The first thing on our guide for "What Does Being The Maid of Honor Mean: A Quick Guide" includes showing your support to the bride when it comes to her decisions about her wedding. Be sure to communicate with the bride and ask her what she needs you to be responsible for. Offer your assistance even without being prompted by calling to see if she needs any tasks completed that could help with the wedding planning process. Your role is to help to alleviate any stress. The bride is counting on you during this time.



2. Go Wedding Dress Shopping With The Bride


Since you and the bride are so close, she would want your honest opinion about the wedding gown she chooses. Be there to suggest different options and help with any accessories that you feel will complement her look. Going dress shopping with the bride is also on our guide for "What Does Being The Maid of Honor Mean?: A Quick Guide".



3. Resolve Any Conflict That May Arise in The Wedding Party


As the maid of honor, you are responsible for "putting out any fires" that may arise amongst the wedding party. Weddings can get stressful for the wedding party also so be sure to answer any questions that may arise from the bridesmaids to keep the communication lines open.



4. Plan the Bachelorette Party


As the maid of honor, your duties also include hosting the bridal shower and bachelorette party for the bride to be. This means making arrangements and sending out invitations. You could also enlist the help of some of the bridesmaids. However, ultimately the responsibility is that of the maid of honor.



5. Make a Speech at The Wedding


Along with everything else you have to plan, be sure to plan to make a speech at the wedding in support of the bride as her best friend. Not every bride requests this of the maid of honor. However, it couldn't hurt to be prepared to do so just in case.



6. Assist Bride in Getting Dressed


You know your friend will probably be all jitters on the wedding day. What Does Being a Maid of Honor Mean?: A Quick Guide, is that you will assist the bride with getting dressed by assisting with her wedding gown, helping her with jewelry, or any other accessories. After the wedding, the maid of honor will also help the bride change and collect the wedding dress and bouquet for safekeeping.



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