Post # 1
I am Maid/Matron of Honor for my very best friend’s wedding this fall. I am SO excited/honored to be helping her plan everything (as well as planning her shower and bachie weekend!) but I want to do something more.. something she’s not expecting.
Can you share some thoughts on the nicest/most meaningful thing your Maid/Matron of Honor has done for you (or that you’ve done for another bride in the past?) She is the most ridiculously best best friend out there, so I want to make her feel special but I am not very creative at things like this.
Thank you!!! =)
Post # 3
This is a great post! I am bumping it up for you so that others see it. 🙂
Post # 4
That’s a lovely post. I would advise that you try to keep that excitement and desire to be helpful up until the wedding. It seems that a lot of MOHs are excited when asked and then some end up doing nothing. Be part of the good crowd of MOHs!
Post # 5
AWWWWWWWWWW This is SO sweet!!!! Honestly I have no idea what you could do, but I just say that showing how interested you are and offering to help in anyway is good enough!
SO SWEET THO sheesh
Post # 6
My Maid/Matron of Honor has done a lot for me already but honestly the best thing she has done for me is offering support and letting me rant (I am having problems with one of my bridesmaids among just normal stress of planning a wedding) and to just offer her help with wedding realted stuff.
Post # 7
Really the best thing is just helping me with the little projects and letting me vent when needed. She is just there when I need her plain and simple.
Post # 8
The just the fact that you have this attitude is super awesome. For my sister-in-law she chose her cousin for her Maid/Matron of Honor and felt really bad she didn’t pick me but I still picked up all the Maid/Matron of Honor duties! I made sure that all the girls picked up their bm dresses and shoes. For the bachelorette party I made tank tops for all of us with our roles (bridesmaid, jr bm, MOH, bride) printed on them . We( the bm) had tanktops that matched our dresses and obviously a white one for my sis-in-law! It was super cute. Also you could pick up clues as to what she wants for accessories for the wedding..maybe she has her eye on a hairpiece and you could buy it for her or treat her to a spa day!
Post # 9
My Maid/Matron of Honor really hasnt done anything major, she has actually been very hard to reach m ost of the time and still owes me fore her dress lol.. the only interesting thing is that she told me she wanted to get her hair cut but is postponing it because I had asked everyone to have their hair up in bun. I thought that was sweet of her to postpone her hair cut because of me but also a bit silly so I told her to just go ahead and cut it
Post # 10
What a wonderful friend you are! I have 7 bridesmaids and 7 months before the wedding, my Maid/Matron of Honor wrote me a beautiful letter about how happy she is for me and Fiance taking this next step. The letter went on to say that each month, one of my BMs would also be sending a letter as a fun way to countdown to the wedding. Since then one Bridesmaid or Best Man sent me flowers, another gave me a ring holder, and several other sweet, thoughtful gifts with beautiful letters. It was so so touching that she thought of that so far in advance and each month I am excited not only about the wedding being closer but about who will be my secret gifter that month!
Post # 11
@Helpeebee: My older sister is my Maid/Matron of Honor. Prior to asking her to be Maid/Matron of Honor, we were not that close and I looked at it as a chance to bond with her, despite having a best friend with whom I am closer.
I’m happy to say it’s been the experience that I wanted. She’s really stepped up and has been doing such a great job helping out. Her willingness to let me stress and vent and take me to get a beer has been amazing. Her allowance of her children to be a part of the wedding also means the world to me (my flower girl and jr. groomsman).
But the BEST thing she’s done for me is to stick up for me. I’ve had a lot of people wanting MY wedding to go their way. She’s never been overly protective but she’s really put her foot down and told people that its not their wedding and to let my fiance and I have our day as we want.
I <3 her!!
Post # 12
Honestly, the best thing she’s done has been to be my emotional support. No amount of parties or presents is going to overshadow that. My sister showed up to my shower with her 2 year old that no one in my family has ever met and acted like we were all best friends. We hadn’t spoken in 6 years. My Maid/Matron of Honor kept me appropriately “wined” and told funny stories to keep mine and my mom’s minds off of things. She’s always checking in to be sure family drama is in check. She makes me laugh when I’m stressed and crazy. I don’t care how many paper pomanders she makes – I will always remember how she’s been there for me and my family.
And PS – Thanks for this refreshing post. I hate seeing people rag on their bridesmaids all the time. It’s nice to focus on the good stuff.
Post # 13
My favorite thing my Maid/Matron of Honor, sister, did was her toast. It was so meaningful and simply wonderful! Both My Darling Husband and I cried and it definitely took the cake over everything else she had helped me with.
I love what the Bridesmaid or Best Man of @AbbieMason did! Really it’s the simple things that mean the most 😉
Post # 14
Such an awesome post! I wish I had something that I could offer for you, but the best thing my Maid/Matron of Honor did for me was be there for me through the whole process (she was planning her wedding for 2 weeks before mine) and put up with my mother. That right there is a FT job in itself!!
Post # 15
My Maid/Matron of Honor has been my true friend – and most importantly – my battle partner. When other BM’s are giving grief, she goes into battle mode and settles it right then and there. I don’t have a single worry with her around.
When I was her Maid/Matron of Honor I basically said, “I have everything thought of, don’t worry about a thing,” and as your friend’s Maid/Matron of Honor, saying that to her is going to make her feel amazing.
Post # 16
She paid for my bachelorette party in San Diego, which constisted of all of my drinks, my dinner, 1 hour massage and facial.
She also through my Bridal (Lingerie) Shower and bought me some awesome lingirie and a bridal robe from VS.