Being a maid of honor is a big and exciting responsibility. You can become a rockstar within the role by standing with the bride and assisting with wedding plans. If this is your first time serving as a M.O.H., check out these five tips for being an amazing maid of honor.
1. Be the Bride’s Go-To Girl
Planning a wedding is a huge responsibility, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the details. That’s why it’s important to be the bride’s go-to girl for everything leading to the big day. Whether she needs help creating wedding favors, wants an opinion on venue décor, or needs you for emotional support, you should step in to help.
Additionally, ask the bride for tasks that will lighten her load. For example, you can offer to confirm the reception DJ or schedule a car service to meet out-of-town guests attending the event. Ultimately, your job is to find ways to make planning easier.
2. Wrangle up the Bridal Party
From brunches to bridal showers, there are times that the entire bridal party must come together. To ensure that everyone is on the same page, you can wrangle up the party. Before events, send out reminders and confirm that the bridal party will attend. You can also act as a liaison between the group and the bride. Relaying messages or asking for input for the bachelorette party are some tasks you can complete.
3. Attend Various Appointments
Catering meetings, venue walkthroughs, and beauty consultations are among the many appointments a bride must attend. And though the groom or other family members will attend some meetings, the bride may rely on you for help. If you’re available, tag along to appointments for extra support and offer your opinions. For instance, during a beauty consultation, encourage the bride to try one of the unique nail trends for weddings in 2022.
4. Host a Good Bachelorette Party
Typically, the maid of honor is responsible for the bachelorette party. Planning an extravaganza is a challenge. Fortunately, other people can help plan and organize various components. However, you must host the event. Creating an itinerary or giving a rundown of activities guides the bachelorette event.
5. Prepare for Wedding Day Scenarios
The ultimate tip for being an amazing maid of honor is to prepare for wedding day scenarios. Think of things the bride may need on the big day and create solutions. For example, carry the bride’s favorite calming tea just in case she has pre-wedding jitters. Pack a comfy pair of shoes for her to change into during the reception. Be ready to step in and help her get through the day!
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