MAID OF HONOUR
Congratulations on being chosen to be a maid (or matron) of honour!* Though there are some duties that come with the position, what it truly means is that the bride considers you to be her best friend and confidante, someone she wants by her side on her big day.
Not sure what being a maid of honour entails? The main responsibilities before the wedding are: plan the bridal shower or bachelorette party, lead the bridesmaids to collectively help the bride, help the bride with wedding planning and prepping, and provide her with an ear or shoulder when she needs it. If you need help planning the pre-wedding parties, get help from the rest of the bridesmaids. But most of all, have fun and enjoy your place of honour!
*Note: Maids and matrons of honor have the same responsibilities—the only difference is a matron of honor is married, while a maid of honor is not. A bride, of course, may choose to have both.
We’ve put together this checklist for you (or to give to your maid of honuor) to help you keep track of your to-dos, reduce stress, and focus on the fun.
It’s truly an honor to be asked to be best man in a friend or relative’s wedding. Clearly, you’re a major VIP to the soon-to-be married couple, and are being entrusted to take on the best man duties and responsibilities during the wedding planning process, as well as on the big day itself.
Wondering what a best man does? Feeling a bit overwhelmed about where to start? We’ve got you covered. Essentially, a best man is the groom’s go-to guy (or girl, if he’s having a woman of honour) and confidant throughout the whole engagement and wedding. A best man’s duties include planning the bachelor party, making sure the groomsmen attire is ordered, organized and to the couple’s preferences, delivering an epic best man speech at the reception, being a model wedding guest (RSVP-ing on time) and so, so much more.
So if you’re looking to ace your best man duties, and be the BEST best man ever—let this checklist be your guide.
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