Post # 1
I’m going to preface this by saying that I’m foreign. Bridesmaids are something I’ve only heard of in Hollywood before I came to the US 4 years ago. So here is my story. I have an amazing best friend, she could seriously be my sister. We’ve been best friends since birth, pretty much. I really want her to be my maid of honor. But she’s still abroad. Which means she would have a difficult time doing usual maid of honor duties such as organizing a bachelorette party or shower or whatever, and helping me out with DIY stuff (as much as I know she would totally love to do all of that with me). I have a good married friend who lives close to me who I will invite to be my bridesmaid. Can I make her my matron of honor so she can help with all of that stuff? Can I have two?
Post # 3
@squeak: I had a Maid and a Matron of Honor. Actually, that was all my bridal party consisted of, for my side of course. I should add that they were my two sisters. One was arried and one was not, so I thought it would only be fair. You can do whatever you would like to do on your special day. You can most certainly have a maid and a matron of honor! Good Luck!
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2016 - Beck Rec center
i think that is a grand idea!
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
absolutely. I am having two matrons of honor, women I’ve known for 20 years. One lives closer (1 hr vs 3+), and is more involved, but I wanted them to have “equal billing.” The one who lives closer will be holding my bouquet/be a witness for the license.
Post # 6
Thanks, ladies! Ah, I’m so glad I can do that! I’m not engaged yet so I have time to think about it and discuss it with SO after we get engaged. But I definitely am leaning towards having both of them be maid/matron of honor.
Also… do you ladies happen to have any links or specific tips on what a maid/matron of honor is supposed to do? All I know is what I’ve picked up from Weddingbee boards here and there!