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Forgive me if a thread on this topic already exists. I tried searching and couldn’t find anything.
I am so honored to be my best friend’s Maid of Honor. This is my first time being a member of a wedding party, and I want to do the best job I can. I am currently preparing for my own wedding in Sept, but my fiance and I have chosen to forgo the traditional wedding party, so I am searching for advice, tips, and ideas!
Brides, did your Maid/Matron of Honor or bridesmaids do anything special on your first day out dress shopping? I want to do something special for the bride, but the only thing I can think of is to play historian and document the day for her (photos and notes.)
MOHs, what creative things have you done that were a hit with your bride and the other bridesmaids?
Also, what other things did your Maid/Matron of Honor do when you first started planning that you thought was special or unique?
I know all the basics of how to be a great Maid/Matron of Honor, but I am looking for some creative, thoughtful,and meaninful ideas to help make my best friends wedding planning experience the best possible.
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@lovenyc: Congratulations on your own engagement, my husband and I eloped, best decision we ever made! BUT I understand that most people prefer to get married the old fashioned way. I’ve just been asked to be the Maid/Matron of Honor for my best friend in the whole world, here are some of the things I did to make sure she feels really special. I planned a first meeting of her bridal party at a local winery where we can toast her engagement and make a few plans with us all in the same room. I had a tote bag and matching personalized binder made at Zazzle for her to get all of her wedding details put together and kept in one place. If you want to make sure that her first trip out shopping is a good one, call ahead to the bridal boutique and talk with them, see if you can have some champagne ready to go or some other special arragement so that she knows you took the time to ensure it was memorable. As her Maid/Matron of Honor the sky is truly the limit, and depending on your relationship with her, you’ll know just what you can and can’t do without stepping on her toes. As long as everything you do for her, is because you love her and want her to enjoy the entire wedding planning process, you’ll do just fine!