As my fiancé and I dive head first into the world of wedding planning, I recently came across this article that lists some of the duties of the Maid of Honor on the big day.
I chose my best friend, Jackie, as my MOH before I was even engaged. It just made sense. We’ve been inseparable for the last 15 years, she is “my person”; and if you’re a Grey’s Anatomy fan, you’ll pick up on that reference and perhaps gain an understanding of our relationship.
Full disclosure? This list makes me nervous. I find that some of these “requirements” are a little much to ask of someone, whatever title they’ve been given. Sure, a MOH should have a speech prepared, should keep the bride’s mimosa filled and ensure she eats a little something, but the logistical tasks that are listed here, I think, are better suited for an official wedding planner. (Winkwink.) I’m not necessarily looking to my best friend to be a drill sergeant that day!
Right after my fiancé proposed to me, we met a large group of family and friends at the same place where we had our first date, three years prior. It was truly the best night of my life. A few minutes after our arrival at the restaurant, I slipped away and into the bathroom to gain my composure (and check my lip gloss). I was in the ladies room for all of about 30 seconds when Jackie came in after me, to ensure that I was ok, to see how I was feeling, and to linger with me, for just a minute, as I absorbed everything that was happening. It was in that moment that I realized exactly why she’ll be the person standing next to me when I say ‘I do’.
Who is your Maid of Honor and why did you chose that person? What do our brides or perspective maids think of this list?