Help Calm The Bride Down
There will be times during the planning phases of the wedding and even on the day, where you should help the bride to calm down. It’s rare you get a bride who doesn’t have at least a mini panic attack on the run up to her big day. As the maid of honour, it’s your job to calm the bride down and make her feel better. You should be prepared, because panic can strike when you least expect it!
Help To Plan And Follow Up
Offer to help plan the wedding where possible to take some stress off the bride. You can book vendors and call to follow up appointments, for example. Sort of like the bride’s PA. She will have a lot on her mind, so it will be really nice to have somebody who genuinely wants to help. She might refuse your help, but at least you offered.
Go Dress Shopping
Go dress shopping with the bride. Go any sort of wedding shopping with her, in fact. Although her husband to be will likely be involved for some of it, men are rarely much help. She’ll need another opinion and perspective to help her make the final decisions.
Plan An Amazing Send Off
One of the maid of honour’s main duties is planning an amazing send off for the bride. The hen party should be a time she treasures dearly! Make sure you stock up on hen party accessories from MPM, and plan some amazing activities you just know she’ll love. It’s up to you to invite everybody too, so make sure you don’t forget anyone!
Keep Things In Check On The Day
On the day, emotions will be running high. A wedding very rarely goes to plan just as you expect, but you can at least help to keep things in check on the day. Make sure everything runs smoothly for the bride so she can enjoy her time in the spotlight.
Make A Speech
You don’t need to make a full on Oscar’s speech, but it’s nice for the maid of honour to say a few words at a wedding. You can tell a funny story, say something meaningful, or anything you think the bride and guests will like. Remember to keep it appropriate, as grandparents will likely be attending. That being said, if you know the bride and groom will love it, then you can break a few of the rules. You could even get creative and rap a speech.
Suggest Gifts To People
If people discuss gifts, you can tell them what you know the couple needs or would like. It’s better than letting them receive multiples of the same gift on the day.
As maid of honour, you need to be there for the bride and help her as much as you can. Hopefully, she’ll return the favour when it’s your turn!
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