Duties of the Maid of Honor

Duties of a Maid of Honor

Being picked as your friend or family members Maid of Honor is an extreme privlage but it comes with some significant challenges and duties! It is not a position to be taken lightly! Here is a list of all of the Maid of Honor Duties you may be assigned!

Leader of Bridesmaids

You are in charge of all of the bridesmaids and it’s up to you to make sure they make it through all of the bridal activities! You’ll be in charge of helping the bride pick out the bridesmaid gowns/shoes/jewelry etc.  Make sure they all get their dresses and go and get fittings! You’ll be in charge of making sure all of the bridesmaids make it to all of the bridal activities: Rehearsal, Rehearsal Dinner, Shower, Bachelorette Party, and of course the Wedding itself!  You will also delegate jobs to the bridesmaids such as bachelorette or shower duties or decorating the bridal suite!

Shopping for the Wedding Gown

It’s also your job to be there for the bride as she shops for her wedding gown.  You don’t necessarily need to attend fittings but the bride might need you there for help as well if you are available.  She will also lean on you to help her pick out her accessories for the day.  Be ready to give constructive criticism and be helpful to help the bride look her best on her big day!

Helping the Bride Pre Wedding

You’ll be there to help thee bride with preceding tasks, like addressing the invites, choosing colors, and maybe even getting to go to that wedding cake tasting!  Not to mention helping her make her seating charts, helping to put all of the wedding favors together and maybe even helping her set up her wedding website!

Pre-Wedding Activities

You’ll be expected to attend all of the pre-wedding parties and probably help plan one or two.  Especially the bridal shower and bachelorette party.  You can always lean on the bridesmaids for help to lighten your load but you will take the leading force.

Right Hand Girl

From the moment you are chosen as the maid of honor you are there to be the brides right hand girl. You will be her advisor, listen to her problems, and be a shoulder for her to cry on when the wedding planning is stressing her out! Not just on the wedding day but during the whole planning process. This is a stressful process and she will need to lean on you as you help her have the wedding of her dreams!

Gifts and Registries

It’s the MOH’s job to help spread the word to guests of the wedding registries.  Help keep a record of all of the gifts at the shower and reception so that the bride can send her thank you’s in a timely manor and it’s also the MOH’s job to help all of the gifts collected back to the brides home or room.

Wedding Day

It’s time to make sure all of the bridesmaids are dressed, hair and make-up is done, correct shoes are on, and jewelry is correct to walk out there on the big day!  You will also be expected to help the bride get into her gown make sure her hair and make-up is just right, make sure her train doesn’t drag over anything yucky, and arrange her train and veil during the ceremony.  If during the ceremony she has to walk up any stairs and back again you might be required to readjust her train during the ceremony.  You will also hold her bouquet while they exchange their vows.  Don’t forget to give it back when she walks back up the isle! After the ceremony if there is a receiving line you will also be in the line greeting guests.

During the reception you will act as hostesses.  Show people to their seats, show them were the guest books or activities are, show them where to put their wedding gifts.  You will also be in charge of those gifts and cards and will have to make sure they get back to the bride and groom after the ceremony.

Don’t forget that MOH speech which is one of the most important and nerve racking parts of your MOH duties! Short and sweet is usually best and a personal story is always appreciated! It’s also good when you can make the bride cry haha just make sure she has her waterproof mascara on.

Taking care of the brides dress during the reception is also important.  During the fittings you will be taught how to bustle the brides dress.  Now it is time to do so before the dancing begins.  During the reception might also come the time when the bride will need to use the bathroom.  Sometimes the bride can’t simple unzip her dress to use the facilities and now is the time to test the true friendship as you hold up her dress so she might be able to go to the bathroom!

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Bachelorette Party Scavenger Hunt

Bachelorette Party

Scavenger Hunts are a fun way to celebrate at a bachelorette party!  All you need is a list of clues to accomplish, your phone to snap some pictures and willing participants.  Usually you will break the party up into groups and send them on their way to accomplish the goal of completing the most tasks on the scavenger hunt list or earning the most amount of points based on the list!  Below you will find 3 templates (3 colors each) I have based on different bachelorette party themes that you can try out at the next bachelorette party your throwing!  Have fun ladies!!!

Bachelorette Party Scavenger Hunt Games

Bachelorette Party Scavenger Hunt Printable $6

Last Fling Before the Ring

Last Fling Before the Ring Scavenger Hunt Printable $6

Last Sail Before the Veil Scavenger Hunt Games

Last Sail Before the Veil Scavenger Hunt Printable $6

How to Plan a Bachelorette Party

How to Plan

Free Event Planning Guide

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So you want to plan your own event and need some help but don’t want to hire an event planner.  Or just need a helpful tool for you to plan your next floor event (RA’s what’s up).  Then here is a great tool for you!

Now some items in this guide wont apply to everyone’s events, there are items on here you might not need to worry about.  If that’s you just cross them off you don’t need to worry about doing them.  If you’d like a customized event plan for your next event I do offer that service for a fee and am happy to help just email me at easyeventideas@gmail.com.

Check out the guide here: Event Planning

Who Knows the Bachelorette Game- Free Printable

Who knows the bachelorette

I created this free printable after my Matron of Honor played this with all of my guests at my Bachelorette party.

To play all the guests have to do forms to fill out the form that you can print by clicking the image saving it to your computer and printing it out.  Then when all the guests are done answering, the Maid or Matron of honor should ask the question out loud to the group.  All of the guests should then answer what they thought and then the bride can say the correct answer.  Everyone can tally up their scores and at the end the Maid/Matron of Honor should give a little prize to the winner.  The winner at my Bachelorette party got a cute little prize bag that my Matron of Honor put together.

To hear more about some fun activities you can do at your Bachelorette party click here and click here!