As long ago as the eleventh century, the notion that a bride would consent to her marriage, even an arranged one, gave weddings a new key player; THE MAID OF HONOR.
The birth of “The Maid of Honor” came upon when the Bride was able to give a say if she wanted to marry. Two reliable witnesses who would vouch for the Bride and Groom, whom were required to sign the wedding registry. What better person to represent the bride than a dear friend?
Over the years the Maid of Honor role and job duties has transformed to a full list. Today on the blog; we are giving you the top 10 duties any Maid of Honor should make sure she/he completes.
Top 10 Maid of Honor Duties
Help Pick Dresses
Help the Bride choose her wedding dress and provide input for the Bridesmaids dresses
Take anything you can off her plate
Make an Emergency Kit
You are also in charge of any last minutes items to pick up
Plan the Bachelorette Party
Make sure you plan everything in the bride’s style – also plan on hosting or co-hosting the bridal shower
Keep everyone on Schedule
Help get those gals to their hair, make up, nails appointments on the big day
Keep the Grooms Ring Safe
Either make sure you walk up there with the ring or whomever else has been chosen (ring bearer or Best Man)
Hold Bouquet during Ceremony
Plan on holding the bouquet, vows and make sure you also fluff the dress train if needed
Sign and witness the marriage license
The original duty as a bridesmaid - probably your most important job
Toast the Bride and Groom
During the reception have a prepared and meaningful speech about the Bride and Groom
Get all the Gifts Home
Make sure all of the gifts are collected and transported to their final destination
Now, when you choose your maid of honor to be by your side as you take your vows, you are connecting with this giant advance women made centuries ago.