Post # 1
I read somewhere the difference between a Matron and Maid of Honor was that if she is married then she is a Matron of Honor. Well, that makes my sister a Matron of Honor then. However, it is a litle difficult ot find things that say "Matron of Honor". My latest idea was to etch the wedding party glasses with their names and part. But, I cannot find a stencil of any kind that says Matron of Honor. Are the two interchangeable? Or do I need to stick with Matron since that is what we have been going with all along on the website and that is what will be on the programs and so forth?
Post # 3
- 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
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
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
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
You can go with either! I think whatever you choose is acceptable!
Post # 8
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
- 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
- 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 # 11
Thank you for all the comments!
@bruschetta: My sister is only 3 years older than me too.
Now that I have heard some of the hives thoughts of the title of matron vs. maid, I am wondering if I should ask my sister what she prefers as well. I thought Matron was the more appropriate and figured someone might be more offended being called a maid of honor instead of matron because it would seem like you weren’t recognizing their married status. Apparently that is not the case! Thanks everyone!
Post # 12
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
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. 😉