“Planning your wedding should be a thrilling time, but often the burden of dealing with logistical details and intense emotions transforms this idyllic period into a quagmire of stress. One would think that selecting a maid of honor is one of the easier decisions you have to make. Choosing the person who’s going to stand up there with you and be your rock through the planning process can be tough. She has to be ready to take on some serious responsibility and feel close enough to you to want to make your day perfect. While we’re sure you have lots of options, only one BFF can fill the role.”
Weddings can be stressful even at the best of times. There’s so much to think about from the table decorations, to the music, to the photographer —choosing your maid of honor might just send you soaring into Bridezilla mode. Unfortunately we can’t all have Anna Kendrick as our maid of honor, but we can have someone of our choosing who we hold dear to our hearts. Your maid of honor could be a close relative, your childhood friend, or your colleague who is also your BFF. There are no solid rules as to who can fill this important position and if you desire, you can even pick a Man of Honorinstead. It’s your wedding, and your decision at the end of the day — but that doesn’t mean it’s always an easy choice.
It’s awesome that you can bestow such a meaningful title upon someone who is really important to you and invite them to play a key part in your wedding. However, there are often a ton of responsibilities that come with being a MOH. Some duties might include: planning the bachelorette party,performing a special speech, attending vendor meetings, and crafting DIY projects. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. You’re going to need someone who will be there by your side, through the good times and the bad, who can handle both the honor and the responsibilities associated with the task. So here’s a little advice on how to choose your maid of honor, if you want to designate one for your special day.