(Closed) I’m a MAID OF HONOR! Tips, ideas, inspiration and advice needed!

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@ChuckNorris:  Hmm this is a good one. There is so much and I don’t want to leave anything out.

Just listen to her when she is upset, offer to help with as much as you can, start thinking about her wedding shower, and love her ever when she start going batsh*t crazy

Post # 4
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23607 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@ChuckNorris:  It’s awesome that you’re so excited for your friend! 🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@ChuckNorris:  Your avitar is Chuck Norris. And Chuck Norris can do anything, so I’m sure you will be fine.

In all seriousness, it is SO GREAT that you are so excited to be a Maid of Honor!! Speaking as someone whose bridal party has not really done anything or made me feel special at all, I would definitely suggest to just try to be there for her as much as possible. Deep down, that is what bride’s really want – a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen, and support 🙂

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My sister is my Matron of Honor and she is being hugely helpful by just listening when I’m frustrated and helping me make those girly decisions that my fiance doesn’t care so much about. This china pattern or that one? Airbrush or mineral makeup? Should I add straps to the dress? Is there TOO much blue? 

She’s helping me design the centerpieces and hunt down thrifty things, like vases. We live in different towns so we have two sets of yard sales to troll!

Are you familiar with the area that your best friend is getting married? Another thing my sis has offered to help on is stuff for the out-of-towners. She’s making maps and typing up directions and noting “fun to do” things in the area. I’m going to put them on my wedding website and have them printed for our welcome bags. It’s nice because she doesn’t have to work around any schedule but her own to do this – it can be when SHE has a minute, we don’t have to coordinate a summit.

Of course, the BEST thing you can do is get your girl on the Bee!

Post # 8
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750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Also, my sis will be either VERY pregnant at my wedding, or an immediately post-patrum new momma. She recommends chiffon, as it is very forgiving no matter what size you are, and if you will be in your third trimester, get a dress with straps because your boobs will get big and a strapless dress might be quite uncomfortable.

Post # 10
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750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@ChuckNorris:  No problem! I’m sure you’ll be a great Maid/Matron of Honor :o)

Post # 12
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1941 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would highly suggest using Pinterest! If you’re not familiar with it, its basically an online bulletin board of ideas and inspiration pictures. You can re-pin anything already on the site, you can upload your own pictures, or you can Pin a picture from anywhere on the internet. (I’d also suggest getting the bride to sign up too, so you both have access to add to the board!)

It’s invite only to sign up. If you’re not on the site, just PM me your email address and I’ll send you an invite 😀

Oh, and another thing a friend did for me, and she wasn’t even a BM! She got me a little planner from Target and some cute cupcake stickers (NWR, I just love cupcakes!) and we sat down one night and filled in all the important dates. We started *at* my wedding date, and worked backwards to the present date. (Does that make sense? Lol) It’s been a lifesaver to have as a resource when I’m not sure when I should start something!

Post # 13
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1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Awesome! Congrats!

My MOH(…ish, not official) went out of her way to ask me what kind of bachelorette I wanted. I was a no penis-stick kind of lady, so that was appreciated!

She was also a self appointed fusser over how I looked on my wedding day. There are lots of cute shots of her primping me, it’s sort of sweet.

Some MOHs do slideshows too. If the bride wants one, it’s nice to collect some photos from the rest of the wedding party so that they’re not all from your collection. Best to do this sometime… not the week before the wedding, haha.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@GreenDream:  hahaha your “dot dot dot not the week before the wedding” cracked me up. And yes, I read “…” as “dot dot dot” LOL.

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