(Closed) Matron vs. Maid

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Both my MOHs are married and they did not like “matron” either, and neither did I.  So they will be referred to my MAIDS of Honor. 

Post # 4
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732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

God I hate that word. I makes me thinks of fat old women. Not just old women, but fat ones. My cousin is my MOH and I will be her MOH in her wedding too- and I will still be a MOH not MatronOH. She’ll be fine with that. She likes to break the rules. ahaha

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I think that’s a pretty old fashioned rule and I don’t know of too many people who use the term matron of honor. Unless it’s a much older woman (like an aunt or something). So I think you’ll be ok being Maid of Honor!

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Matron has an unpleasant ring to it.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

It doesn’t bother me being called a matron.  Nah.  I’m just having a maid and matron of honor and one bridesmaid and one junior bridesmaid.

Post # 8
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1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’m having both too – my “matron” doesn’t mind the title. My “maid” is divorced so I was unsure about her title but when I heard her tell someone else she was my maid of honor – that’s what I went with. 😉

Post # 9
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178 posts
Blushing bee

@DCbride…. you know I live by my own rules, so if its Maid of Honor you want, then it’s Maid of Honor you shall get!

🙂

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper

I completely agreed! When my best friend gets married, I’ll technically be a “matron” although I’ll still be in my twenties! Eek…will anyone notice that a married girl is a “maid?”

Post # 11
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972 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I thought matron meant married, usually a ‘married sister’ and maid was a single sister, am i wrong?

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I would think it’s an honor to have the matron title.  Just like Mrs.  The definition of matron is “a married woman usually marked by dignified maturity or social distinction”.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

I agree, I was a Matron of Honor for my friend and I much rather wouldve preferred Maid of Honor.  Same duties and everything but I felt so old!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

I agree, I was a Matron of Honor for my friend and I much rather wouldve preferred Maid of Honor.  Same duties and everything but I felt so old!

Post # 16
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Busy bee

I’m going to have a bridesmaid that will be married before my big day…does that make her a bridesmatron?  lol  It sounds silly.

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