Maid of Honor
Our staff wanted to create a series of blogs with tips for the wedding party and different family members involved with the Couple’s special day. This will be the first of many (I hope) informational tidbits for family and friends. Here is Lucy’s take on being the MOH!
This past June, my sister wed the love of her life, whom we gladly and quickly welcomed to the family. I was finally seeing firsthand how two different people came together to mesh in marital bliss. I was ecstatic for her just as any sister would be, but at the same time, I felt a huge sense of disappointment in myself.
Yes, some of those close to my sister may call me the maid of dishonor due to my lack of knowledge of responsibilities and duties that my title entailed. In addition, I was absent for most of the planning process as well, so the responsibilities were left for my sister and her wedding planner, Tanya. Thank goodness for Tanya because every little detail of the wedding was covered, which ultimately saved my butt. Otherwise my head would’ve been on a chopping block because nothing would’ve gotten done or would’ve turned out as gorgeous as they did.
Though, I cannot go back and change what happened, or in my case, what didn’t happen, here you will find tips on how you can save yourself from being dubbed “the maid of dishonor”. It’s a shame to revisit those memories and wish you had done everything differently.
♥ ♥ ♥ MOH Tip #1: It is ALWAYS about the bride.
This is one of the most special times of the bride’s life, so put your selfish needs to the side. Make sure you always make time for her when she needs you and make things feel special, such as bridal appointments, showers, etc. Act and do what you would expect in return or if the roles were reversed. At times, we all may get caught up in our own lives and busy schedules, but at least do your best and make the effort.”