What is the role of the maid of honour?

Have you been asked to be a maid of honour, or chief bridesmaid? And asked, what is the role of the maid of honour? Not exactly sure what this could mean for you? We have put together some of the things that are expected of a maid of honour for that special day.

Lend a helping hand during all the planning

Whilst bridesmaids are there when the bride needs them on the big day, the maid of honour is the person who the bride will rely on the most in the lead up. If you are the maid of honour then there is a good chance that you will be asked to go wedding dress shopping with her, as well as help pick out the dresses for the bridesmaids.

Organise those bridesmaids

Bridesmaids can be a bit of a pain to organise, so as maid of honour, you will need to take charge of this important job. Organise the dress shopping session and fittings, making sure that they know exactly where they need to be and when. You should also help the bride find the ideal place for you all to have a group lunch during the shopping trip.

Be the sound board for ideas

The bride has a lot to think about and decide on, so be prepared to take plenty of calls and texts to consult on what options she has. This could be wedding cake, colour schemes or simply someone that the bride can talk to when she feels stressed out.

Help out with the craft stuff

Plenty of brides decide to add their own personal touch to the wedding décor, which means they will be surrounded by miniature bows, glue and glitter. As the maid of honour you should try to lend a helping hand as much as you can. If you are not particularly arty or crafty, a helping hand may well mean keeping the bride sane (as well as supplying cups of tea) whilst she is making things!

Organise the hen do

While the best man organises the stag do, the maid of honour will be in charge of the hen do. You may want to make it a complete surprise for the bride, or have her involved in the planning. Ultimately, the idea of a hen do is that it is fun, so make sure you get some ideas of things she would like to do as a starting point.

It is great fun being a maid of honour and standing side by side with your sister or best friend. The most important thing is that you enjoy it, and make sure that the gorgeous bride has the best day possible. She will be grateful for it for many years to come!