Though it might not seem like an intensive position, being a maid of honor is much more responsibility than it initially appears to be. This is why we’ve made this list to help you stay on top of everything, allowing you to be truly prepared for anything that happens on the big wedding day.
So, whether it’s your first time as a maid of honor or your twenty-first, let’s get right into it:
Things to Take Care of Before the Wedding Day
The most important thing to do before the wedding is to be there for the bride. Whether this is through listening to any anxieties she might have or joining her for wedding dress fittings, you should try to be there as frequently as possible to comfort her. The best thing to do is to constantly check in with her to make sure you’re not missing anything! It’s also smart to coordinate with other bridesmaids on any related events.
What to Do Before the Ceremony
Before the ceremony, you should be prepared to essentially be the messenger between the bride and groom. There’s often so much that needs to be said but can’t be due to time constraints, making it necessary for you to provide both of them with what they need. Prepare an emergency kit to give each one if they start stressing out. Everyone is different, though, so be sure to talk with both of them beforehand so you can best help them cope.
During the Ceremony
The ceremony is undoubtedly the most straightforward part of your role. All you have to do is walk down the aisle, hold her bouquet, and hold the ring (only if there is no ring bearer). Once the ceremony is over, you get to sign the marriage license as a witness.
After the Ceremony (Reception)
The reception is truly your time to shine as the maid of honor. This is the moment where you should be hanging around the best man, walking in with them and eventually dancing with them as well. It’s also your job to make sure things are running smoothly, so be sure to educate yourself beforehand on what’s happening. After all, you don’t want anything to go wrong when the bride and groom are supposed to be relaxing!
Experts Who Keep Your Wedding Memories Alive
Another task a maid of honor can handle is arranging for a photo booth for the wedding day. It’s a unique way to capture those beautiful moments during the ceremony that the bride and groom can cherish forever. If you select the Photo Booth experts at A Cut Above, you then have the option to decide if you’d prefer an open or closed Photo Booth. Next, select your backdrop, then choose from print outs, digital images, GIFs — or all three.
On your big day, the A Cut Above Wedding Photo Booth coordinator will be there to make sure everything goes smoothly, and we can customize the photo booth experience to fit your needs. The Cut Above Photo Booth staff will arrive in professional attire to set up and coordinate the entire process at your wedding, and create a beautiful custom backdrop with a unique theme. Contact us today at 800-295-0430 to find out how we can help make your wedding a truly memorable one.