Our take on weddings may have changed over time. However, one tradition that has remained the same is that of the bridesmaids and maid of honor. The origins of the practice go back to Roman antiquity.
People of the same age as the bride and groom then accompanied them in the church, so evil spirits could not distinguish them and cast a bad spell on them. From the 18th century, they used this custom to highlight young unmarried women in the family.
Today, the role of bridesmaids is instead that of moral and logistical support for the bride. However, the maid of honor is the right-hand woman of the bride. She organizes the other bridesmaids up until after the ceremony.
Lead The Other Bridesmaids
The maid of honor has to be a leader. She directs the other bridesmaids through their duties while making sure everyone is ready for the big day.
Her job is to make life easy for the bride, and this is why you must choose a friend, sister, or someone you’re close to you to do this.
Host The Bridal Shower
What is a wedding without the part before the big day? To avoid a ‘Bad Trip’ remake, make sure you know the tastes of the bride-to-be, as well as that of the guests.
From going to the spa to having a full-blown party, this is probably the last time the bride would have time with her friends without worrying about her husband and kids. So have fun!
Be Emotionally Available For The Bride
Wedding planning can take its toll on the bride, and as the maid of honor, your job is to ensure she does not feel the stress as much as possible. Be the buffer and her stress reliever.
You have to be there to hear her rant, cry, laugh, and hold her hand every step of the way while also reassuring her that everything will be alright.
Coordinate The Bridesmaids, Sign, And Hold Some Things
As a maid of honor, you have to ensure that everyone has all they need. Every bridesmaid should be ready, and you have to oversee this. Make sure they have the right dress, hair, makeup and are on time.
It is your responsibility to hold the bride’s bouquet, dress, and whatever she needs you to carry during the ceremony. You should also be ready to sign the marriage license as a witness.
Make Sure The Bride Eats And Drinks And Be A Bathroom Assistant
Sometimes, you’d be shocked how fast time flies, and before you know it, the day has come to an end. You have to ensure that while the bride is greeting and thanking her guests, you arrange something for her to eat and drink.
Also, you have to be on hand when she needs to use the bathroom. This is significantly worse if the bride chose a dress with a lot of volumes.