The Essential Checklist For The Maid Of Honour

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Your best friend or sister getting married is a test of your responsibility fulfilling skills. If you’ve been asked to be the maid of honour to the bride-to-be, then get ready for a wedding checklist of your own. There are going to be a lot of responsibilities on your shoulder, but don’t worry if you don’t know what these are. Apart from the daily help that the bride-to-be and her family might ask of you, there are some duties and responsibilities that are exclusive to the maid of honour.

Here’s a list of all that you need to be prepared with.

  1. Always, always be there

Your bride friend is going to go through a lot of emotions and stress while preparing for and nearing the wedding day. Be there for her through all her stress bursts, emotional outbursts and complaints. Sometimes the biggest help for a bride-to-be can be someone who would listen. Be that ear to her and let her know that she has your full support and help whenever she needs it.

  1. Dress Fittings, Cake Tastings and more

Your bride friend will need the honest opinion and company of her best friend during her dress fittings and cake tastings. Make sure you clear your schedule at the time of these appointments and make it to each one of her fittings and tastings. Make sure you give her your honest opinion and feedback on the dress and cakes, she really needs and will appreciate it.

  1. Acquaint Team Bride

You will also be responsible for getting all the bridesmaids acquainted with each other. You will have to introduce all the friends of the bride to one another and ensure they are all in touch with each other. You will be the common point of contact among all the friends of the bride, making Team Bride a fun gang.

  1. Hen Night and Bridal Shower

One of the biggest responsibilities of the maid of honour is planning the hen do for the bride-to-be. You need to get all the friends of the bride together and come up with unique hen night ideas. Hen night is the celebration of the last lap of the bride’s singlehood, so you need to make sure that everything is perfect and top notch.

Bridal shower is, literally, the showering of the bride with gifts that will help her get started with her married life. This will also be your responsibility, for which you can take the help of the bridesmaids and the bride’s mother.

  1. Pre-Wedding Events

You need to be present for all the pre-wedding events like the engagement party, the hen night, bridal shower, the rehearsal dinner etc. You may be needed to coordinate the events and help out with the arrangements, so make sure you’re available for that.

  1. Wedding Day

On the day of the wedding you’ll be running around a lot. From receiving the guests, guiding them to their seats to being there for the bride while she’s getting ready. You will also be walking down the aisle and standing right behind the bride. You will be responsible for holding her bouquet and the ring for the ceremony. Make sure you are there to support the bride till the last minute and also complete any last minute tasks that might be pending.


The wedding day also requires you to celebrate your friend’s wedding fully and dance till you drop. Don’t forget to have fun and try to shed fewer tears. This isn’t a fixed checklist of what you’re expected to do as the maid of honour, but these are the major tasks that you’ll definitely need to be there for. The bride may need you for more than this or maybe you’ll have a relaxed time as a wedding planner takes over these tasks. Whatever it is, just don’t leave your friend’s side and let her know that you are always there for her.

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