Maid of Honor

United States
May 19, 2008 8:08pm CST
I am stressed out already and I need your help! My best friend in the world is getting at the end of this August. She had asked her sister to be her maid of honor at her wedding, but she now hasn't talked to her sister in like 3 months! She has tried calling her, but the sister won't call her back. She has sent text message after text message saying she really needed to talk to her about the wedding and still nothing. So after many tears and soul searching, my best friend decided to remove her sister and ask me to be her maid of honor. Of course, I gladly accepted, but I am already starting to stress out. You see, I am married myself, but we just eloped instead of having a big wedding. I have been to many weddings but haven't been in one since I was like 5 (flower girl). I want to be the best maid of honor I can be for my bf, but I have absolutely no clue what I need to do. I know I need to help her with all the arrangements for everything (I love her to death, but there is still SO Much that needs to be done it is unreal!) But other than that I have no clue what I need to do. Can you pllleeeeaaassseeee help?
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• United States
20 May 08
It really depends on the type of person she is and the type of wedding she's having. Your "duties" can be as simple as throwing a shower for her and showing up for the wedding to as intricate as making the reservations for out of town guests, helping her with invitations, and more. Make it easier on you and her, ask her what she needs and expects of you. It's a lot simpler if you have open communication and know what you're supposed to do according to her needs and expectations. Good luck and enjoy the time!
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• United States
17 Jun 08
That's a good tip about throwing the wedding or bridal shower. That can be a big deal and involve lots of work. They're so much fun. But organizing them is a lot of work, so just keep everything low key and have fun.
• United States
20 May 08
I agree, the best thing to do is talk to the bride. What does she need help with and what are her expectations of you in your role as maid of honor. If she is a first time bride, she may not know either what your duties should traditionally include. It might also help for the two of you to discuss delegating some of the othwer bridesmaids some duties. I bet they would love to help! Good luck!
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@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
20 May 08
The best thing to do would be to ask her as the roles of maid of honors change from wedding to wedding. Take a day to talk to her about all that needs to be done as well as any obligations you have to get the things done. Good Luck.
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