As the Maid of Honor, you have one of the biggest roles to play in the wedding. The wedding planning process is hectic and full of details, so it’s your responsibility to aid the bride through all the ruckus and ensure that her big day goes as smoothly as possible.
To help you out, we’ve put together a checklist of responsibilities that you should be aware of.
Act As Head bridesmaid
The Maid of Honor is bridesmaid numero uno and is in charge of making sure all the other bridesmaids are organized, show up for events, and get everything they need. All the bridesmaids will turn to you in time of crisis, so be prepared!
Host a Bridal Shower And/Or Bachelorette Party
With the help of the other bridesmaids, host, plan, and set up a bridal shower or bachelorette party (possibly both). Typically, the costs are split between the bridesmaids, but the Maid of Honor is usually in charge of making sure everything gets done.
Buy Your Wedding Day Outfit
Being a Maid of Honor or bridesmaid is pretty costly, since you have to buy a dress and often shoes and jewelry, too. Some generous brides will offer to foot the cost, but that’s pretty rare.
Go Shopping With The Bride
Finding the perfect wedding dress is at the top of the list for most brides, so she’s going to need your help! Go with her as moral support and be the voice of confidence she needs.
Play a Huge Part in the Pre-Wedding Tasks
There’s a billion things to do before the wedding, and your bride will thank you profusely if you are there to help.
Play Hostess During The Reception
Help guide wedding guests to their seats, restrooms, and answer their questions. Make sure the caterers, DJ, etc. are all doing their job properly.
Give a Speech
As the Maid of Honor, you are probably very important in the bride’s life. The highlight of her big day would be to hear about how special she is to you.
Most Important of All: Have Fun!
It is a wedding, after all. So, after all your duties are done, kick off those stilettos and dance your butt off!
Alex Polazzo President/Founder-Director of Event Operations. Alex Polazzo was born in Clearwater, Florida – an area where hospitality reigned. His mother and father have over 50 years combined in the business which has made Alex a sheer product of the Industry. He started unofficially working security at the age of 12 helping out at his mother’s job. From that point on he mastered the art of every single position from Bar Back to General Manager.He’s got a knack for detail and a must for perfection. His customer relations skills are impeccable and no job is done until the client is beyond satisfied. He has worked with endless talent such as Britney Spears, WuTang Clan, Elton John, Snoop Dogg and Rancid just to name a few of the more than 250 celebrities Alex has worked hand in hand with.