It’s a huge honor to be picked as someone’s MOH!
You are someone who the bride wants standing beside her when she gets hitched,.
Here are a few surefire things you need to do as the bride’s go-to gal.
Give your opinion
Go wedding dress shopping! This is the most fun part of it all! Helping her choose her gorgeous wedding gown!
Help her search for venues, photographers, or any other vendor the bride and groom may want your input on.
If you’re not the biggest fan of a venue or dress she’s considering, give your honest opinion, but do it gently and know that at the end of the day it’s totally her call. She’ll be grateful just to have you along for the ride.
Lead the Bridal Party
Think of yourself as the ring leader of the group. Start an email chain with all the ‘maids so people can get to know each other a little bit before the kick-off of pre-wedding events.
You can also set up the appointments for trying on bridesmaid dresses with the girls and the Bride.
Planning the Bachelorette Party is better and less stressful when everyone is involved, so make a Facebook group or just have conversation through email or text messages. Having everyone in the Bridal Party in the loop is a key to making the bride less stressed!
Act as a liaison
You and the Best Man will be the go to people for questions, this way the bride and groom won’t feel bombarded and can focus on planning.
On the day of the wedding, be the point of contact for vendors coming in to set up or with the event coordinator at the venue. The Bride and Groom need to be enjoying their day, and don’t need to be stressed out about the going’s on, on the day of.
Prepare an Emergency Kit
Come fully armed with anything the bride may need! From touch-up necessities such as lipstick and concealer to backup items like bobby pins and mouthwash, the bride will be grateful to have these items on hand.
We sell a Wedding S.O.S kit from Solemates that will have you covered for anything that may happen.
- One Pair of Solemates
- Bobby Pins
- Safety Pins
- Ear Plugs
- and Much More!
Give a Toast
Typically the maid of honor is asked to give a speech at the reception.
We recommend keeping your speech between 2-3 minutes and avoid telling too many embarrassing stories.
Always remember, this is the Bride and Grooms big day not yours!
Your opinion is important, but if they decide to go with something you don’t like you will have to accept that.