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If you’ve had the privilege of being appointed this role, you should feel very special! Fortunately, your role here isn’t quite what it used to be. Weddings are a lot different from back in the day! Believe it or not, bridesmaids were once used as decoys for the bride in case of a kidnapping!
Thank God that’s all over with!
Modern Maids of Honor spur the men on in their Gatecrash Games, be the brides’ right hand woman and keep things moving smoothly. But that doesn’t mean that it’s any less stressful than a kidnapping. You’ve got a whole wedding to deal with!
Who Is the Maid of Honor?
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Let’s start from the beginning. The Maid of Honor oversees the pre-wedding events and leading the each bridesmaid. This is applies throughout the planning process and on the day itself. A bride normally picks her sister, a close female relative, or childhood friend.
That being said, she could have picked you for any number of reasons!
Particularly during this pandemic, the Maid of Honor comes in especially handy. Who knows what laws and restrictions might keep her from the dream day she envisioned? As her Maid of Honor, you’d have helped her postpone or make changes to her event.
Who Should Be Chosen?
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This is a tough one because there really isn’t a right answer. With the Maid of Honor, the bond should always come first. But, we will lay out the traditions and you can decide to follow them at your discretion.
Traditionally, a bride asks her sister or her closest female friend to be the Maid of Honor. Otherwise, the bride may choose someone she trusts to be the Maid of Honor. The bride will typically match the level of responsibility with the abilities of the appointee.
Can a Man Fill the Role?
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We’ve seen this question a lot and well… the short answer is “yes”.
It all depends on who the bride trusts with her special day. Additionally, who’s to say that a man isn’t the brides’ Maid of Honor? Whomever the bride chooses to appoint as her Maid of Honor is entirely her decision.
Despite this flipping the script on traditionally-gendered roles, there is no harm in it! Perhaps the bridal shower or bachelorette party could use a mans’ delicate touch!
Maid of Honor Duties Before the Wedding Day
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Make no mistake, a lot of planning and groundwork goes into making a wedding work! The couple, the Best Man and the Maid of Honor are like the executive committee. No man is an island but sometimes, the work needs to be divided!
In lieu of that, let’s take a look at some of the responsibilities of a Maid of Honor before the day!