Other than her mother, the bride most relies on her maid of honor. Even in LDS weddings where the wedding party is less traditional, having a designated maid of honor is more than just an honorary title. The maid of honor is meant to be an emotional support, a stress reliever, and a hard worker. She has many responsibilities to help make sure the big day goes off without a hitch.
If you’re an LDS maid of honor or if you’re wondering what to ask your maid of honor to do, here are the traditional roles and responsibilities of a maid of honor.
Before the Wedding
- Ensures all bridesmaids and female wedding party members have the proper attire, including dresses and jewelry.
- Helps the bride during wedding dress shopping.
- Lends a hand with pre-wedding planning tasks.
- Hosts or helps host a bridal shower and bachelorette party.
On the Wedding Day
- Makes sure all the bridal party has their makeup and hair done.
- Helps the bride get dressed.
- Helps ensure all guests for the sealing are in attendance.
- Fluffs the bride’s veil and train for wedding photos.
- Makes sure the bride eats something.
- Offers the bride emotional support.
After the Wedding
- Helps the bride change for her honeymoon (if switching dresses.)
- If switching dresses, the maid of honor packs the wedding dress up and makes sure it is stored in a designated location.
- Gathers up gift cards and gifts.
- Helps package up gifts and cards at the end of the night.
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