Today’s MOH might be a Maid of Honor, a Matron of Honor, or a Man of Honor. Whichever applies in your case, you’ll be playing a very important role on the wedding day! Here are some of the responsibilities you need to know:
Financial. Being a MOH means you’ll be investing in things like your attire, travel fees, hosting a bridal or wedding shower, and gifts for the happy couple. These things can really add up, especially if it’s a destination wedding. It’s perfectly within your right to ask for contributions from the rest of the wedding party for things like the shower, which can help offset the cost.
Emotional. You’re going to be a sounding board for the bride and will likely have to support her through what she thinks are dire decisions or impossible family interactions, which can sometimes lead to you taking on her stress. Just remember that this is only for a limited time and you’re there to help her through planning the biggest day of her life.
Physical. Being the MOH generally means a lot of running around. You’ll probably end up helping the bride shop for her gown and accessories, the wedding party’s attire, her wedding invitations, and any number of other things. You’ll also likely go with her to a wedding show or two and possibly attend vendor appointments with her. Do your best to keep your schedule available for her, especially close to the big day.
Critical. As the MOH, there are several essential tasks for you to handle on the wedding day. You may hold one or both of the rings during the ceremony, as well as the bride’s bouquet and any note cards she may have. You’ll make sure her gown and veil look perfect for every photo. You and the Best Man will likely serve as witnesses and sign the marriage certificate. Then there will be your speech during the reception and possibly collecting all of the gifts for the couple after the event ends. On top of everything else, your job is to make sure the couple has an amazing day. Pretty important, to say the least!
Being a MOH is truly an honor and one of the best ways you can support the happy couple. Hold onto your patience and perform every task with love. That way you’ll all enjoy the big day!
APRIL 28, 2016 BY SUSAN SOUTHERLAND Via Head Over Heals – Perfect Wedding GuideTags: Maid of honor, man of honor, matron of honor, MOH, wedding party