Maid of Honor Duties

Your Maid of Honor Duties Checklist

Of all the maid of honor's duties the most important is to offer moral support to the bride. That and lend a sympathetic ear, a helping hand and a shoulder to lean on. The maid of honor has many responsibilities to ensure the wedding planning and the wedding day is worry-free for the bride. She is to relieve the bride of the more stressful burdens, so the bride may enjoy her wedding to its fullest.

Wedding Planning Duties:

Wedding Day Duties:

  • Decorate the reception site (and clean up at the end of the night)
  • Help the bride get dressed
  • Either pick up or receive (if delivered) the wedding flowers from the florist
  • Distribute the bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages to the wedding party and the couple's parents and grandparents
  • Ensures all the bridesmaids are ready (hair and makeup) and arrive at the ceremony on time
  • Adjust the bride's veil and train before she walks down the aisle
  • Hold the bride's bouquet during the wedding ceremony
  • Hold the groom's ring until the exchange of rings
  • Witnesses the signing of the marriage license
  • Participate in the wedding photos
  • Bustles the bride's wedding dress for the reception
  • Help the bride in the washroom
  • Give bride's gift to groom if bride wishes
  • Stand in the receiving line
  • Give a maid of honor speech and toast
  • Dance the first dance with the best man
  • And anything the bride wishes, within reason
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