(Closed) Matron of Honor vs. Maid of Honor

posted 9 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery

I think, unless your sister is a stickler for the Matron title, Maid of Honor should be perfectly fine 🙂

Post # 4
369 posts
Helper bee

I agree, I don’t think it’ll be too big of a deal. And I wouldn’t want to be called "Matron of Honor" anyway. It sounds too old ladyish for me. I think Maid of Honor will be fine.

Post # 5
7054 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

He he.  I am having one moh and one maid of honor. BOTH.  It is what it is and you can choose whomever and however you wish!

I think it’s fabulous these days how we can do what we wish. 

Post # 6
521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Yes, the only difference between "maid of honor" and "matron of honor" is marital status.  And let me tell you, if anyone asks me to be their MOH, it will be "maid" not "matron" because I hate that word.  Don’t know why, I just do.

Post # 7
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

You can go with either! I think whatever you choose is acceptable!

Post # 8
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Either is fine! I’ll be having a maid of honor AND a matron of honor, but for the most part I’ll be calling both my maids of honor.

Post # 9
1037 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

I don’t think you are required to stick with "matron." For some reason, I personally do not like that title at all…I’m the first of my friend group to get married, and when I’m MOH at my best friend’s wedding, I know for sure that I will demand that she still call me Maid of Honor even though I will be married already! I don’t think its a hard and fast rule to use Matron vs Maid!

Post # 10
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Yup, I’d definitely say they’re interchangeable.  Married BMs aren’t bridesmatrons, ya know? 

I just call Sister Bruschetta my Matron of Honor when I wanna tease her for being an old married lady — but she’s really just three years my senior! 

Post # 12
2820 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Technically a "maid" is unmarried, which is why there’s the title "matron". However, if your sister doesn’t mind being called a maid, I would say it’s fine. =) Personally I don’t like the sound of the word matron, so I would probably be fine with it…and I’m one of those people who hates using words for meanings that they weren’t intended for!

Post # 13
631 posts
Busy bee

I’m the matron of honor in my sister’s wedding, and I’d be happy to be called the maid of honor!  I hate the word matron!  It sounds fat.  😉

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