To be a maid of honour is a sacred duty. It can be an exciting task but it can also be daunting as it can make or break the bride’s wedding.
Be the best maid of honour by following these tips:
It is your responsibility to plan everything with the bride. As the maid of honour, you should know everything the bride has already planned. You should also help her with anything she needs. It would be your role to give her your opinions like if it is a good idea to hold her wedding in Kent or if her dress looks too tight on her. Also, remember not to force anything. It is the bride’s wedding and not yours.
Be a Manager
Take note and make a checklist of everything you have planned with the bride. Double-check everything with her to make sure that you are not leaving anything out. Your responsibility as the maid of honour encompasses everything before, during, and after.
Be their Counsellor
One of the most important roles of the maid of honour is to be the bride’s counsellor. Maintain open communication with the bride at all times. Empathize with her. You must understand that the wedding is both the most exciting and stressful day of her life.
Host a Bridal Shower/Bachelorette Party
It is also customary for the maid of honour to host the bridal shower. Not only is it a rite of passage to marriage, it is also a means for the bride to relieve marital nerves. Talk about it with the bride and let her leave the details to you. Gather input from people who know her and make a checklist of everything.
Take Care of Yourself
You cannot be a good maid of honour if forget to take care of yourself. Remember that you also have your own obligations. This might be a huge responsibility but make sure you have time to yourself as well.
The bride chose you for this role for a reason. Follow these tips and you will be the best maid of honour a bride could ever have.