Maid of honor duties are very important in the whole wedding process. The duties of the maid of honor begin almost at once. It is such an honor to chosen to be the maid of honor. You should be so excited!
As the maid of honor you are so important to the wedding. You are the brides right hand woman. Usually the bride depends on you heavily for some very important decisions regarding almost all aspects of the wedding. The maid of honor can be anyone from the brides sister, best gal pal, cousin, or even her mom. There are so many possible maid of honor duties. It really just depends on the brides and how much she wants her maid of honor to do or help with. Before I get into all the maid of honor duties I thought it would be fun to give you some history behind the maid of honor. I know that for me when I was planning my wedding I knew I wanted to have a maid of honor and brides maids but I didnt really know how the whole concept of bridesmaids and a maid of honor came about. So I thought it would be fun to share with you what I found out. If youre not too interested in this bit of trivia then please just ship this part and scroll down. There is plenty more to read about maid of honor duties. I hope I dont disappoint.
The history is something as such the tradition of the maid of honor or brides maid is believed to have originated from Roman law. The law required that 10 witnesses at the wedding be present in order to outsmart evil sprites which were at the time believed to attend the marriage ceremony. It was believed that if by dressing in identical clothing to the bride and groom that the evil spirits would not know who was getting married. Now that we have that bit of fun trivia lets talk about the maid of honor duties. They are also known as the maid of honor responsibilities or bridesmaids duties for the most part all the same thing. As the maid of honor you have several duties that I have broken down for you into two categories. The first category is things to do before the wedding and the second category is duties the day of the wedding. When I was planning my wedding I hired a wedding planner however, I found that my maid of honor was also, like my wedding planner. I talked to her about all aspects of my wedding from the type of cake to centerpieces to location and much much more. She was like the wedding planner that I saw almost every other weekend. The things that I would discuss with her I would take to my wedding planner and show her. Now that I think of it my maid of honor had so many maid of honor duties. But we had so much fun planning my wedding together. She told me that all of her maid of honor duties were preparing her for her own wedding. I was so glad to know that she had just as much fun planning my wedding as I did. It brought us so much closer as cousins as well. It was a great bonding time for us. She was my eyes and ears when I was not around and I know that she had my best interest in mind.