Post # 15
@Mrs. Meowerson: yea the only difference is matron means married.
I’m having a matron and maid! I have 2 sisters and COULD NOT decide between the 2. I’m all about making things easier on people so if anything it’ll be easier on them splitting up the duties! I think it’ll be fine however you do it. As PP said its becoming more and more popular.
Post # 16
I’m having a maid of honor and a matron of honor – my two oldest friends from childhood. We were always a trio so how could I pick one?
This is your wedding day and you should do whatever makes the day feel right and special to you!
Post # 17
I will be the Matron of Honor in my best friends wedding next march. She will also have a maid of honor too. I think it is fine to have both, and it is your day… do whatever you want!
Post # 18
@MadtownBride: My posse is one maid of honor, two matrons of honor, and two bridesmaids of honor.
Post # 19
i was maid of honor in a wedding with 2 maids of honor. it was fine.
Post # 20
I had both, my maid of honor was my best friend, and my matron of honor was my older sister. Originally it was just my best friend maid of honor, and my two sisters were bridesmaids – I felt bad giving one sister “of honor” over the other (even though it wouldn’t have been a difficult choice at all, I still felt bad). However, my friend lives in a different state, and my sister was doing a lot of work for my wedding, so after some long talks with my mom and younger sister (I didn’t want her to be hurt), I made my sister matron of honor. My maid of honor wasn’t bothered at all 🙂
Post # 21
Hey, I say do whatever you want. I’m having two maids of honor, and no bridesmaids. They’re both such great friends and like sisters to me, so I couldn’t pick just one.
Post # 22
I have a Maid of Honor and a Matron of Honor and one bridesmaid. My Maid of Honor I have known since college (6 years ago) and my Matron of Honor I have known since 9th grade (16 years ago). Both have been with me through tough times and I honestly couldn’t decide between the two girls. The girls are from two different groups of friends, they never knew each other until I had everyone meet.
Things seem to be going ok, I don’t think there is a power struggle. I think I will have the girl I have known for 16 years stand next to me. Everyone has busy lives and I figure having two Maids/Matron will help to pick up the pieces.
Post # 23
If I were you I would ask your best friend. My best friend was getting married i help her with everything down to doing her flowers going to get her dress every detail. I was never asked to be her maid of honor she asked someone else . I was a brides made I was hurt but i came out in it cause that’s the kind of friend I am. the day of the wedding everyone was was shock that i wasn’t the made of honor cause we were so close. till this day i can’t believe it and still hurts. we are not friends now do to another matter but we do talk when we see each. just sit and talk to her and see how she feels. have a wonderful wedding
Post # 24
That’s what I’m doing. My sister and I don’t always get along, and she started being a matron-of-honor-zilla (I’m generally a laid-back person, but she started crying after I refused to change my colors to teal and navy blue like she wanted!!! My colors are pale blue and ivory, so it’s not like I’m sticking them in a horrendous color! It’s just too much to deal with.), so I talked things over with my mom and she agreed to let me ask my best friend of four years to be my Maid/Matron of Honor, who will be in charge of planning the shower, bachelorette party (with funding from mom on the shower!) since my sister lives three hours away and only makes it home about every four months.
We’re hoping for no hurt feelings, but I can’t say that it matters to me too much if there are some.
Post # 25
Sorry, double post! Good luck!
Post # 26
you should really only have 1. But people should do whatever makes them happy…it is your wedding after all!