(Closed) maid of honor or matron of honor?

posted 9 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
5988 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

i dont get the issue, shes married and shes the one standing to the left of you – thats a matron on honor

dont get too twisted over titles

Post # 4
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Most wedding parties don’t have a maid of honor and matron of honor.  You have one ____ of honor and use the appropriate title. I would call her matron of honor to be respectful, she is married and has “earned” that title.  That being said she would do all the same things as a “maid of honor” and stand in the same place.

Post # 5
11259 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

they are the same thing, just one is married and one is not.  like calling someone mrs or miss.

Post # 6
3665 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

A “matron of honor” is not a lesser title than “maid of honor” – the only difference is that “matron” means the person is married… so I would just go ahead and call her your matron of honor.

Post # 7
9947 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Maid of Honour (MOH) and Matron of Honour (MOH) are indeed one-in-the-same, and a Bride typically has just one Bridesmaid that she gives this “top billing” to… your “left hand” gal

The difference in title, purely is to indicate whether the woman is Single or Married.


Post # 9
13561 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Your best friend can still stand right beside you as Matron of Honor. The difference in title just indicates her relationship status. When my best friend gets married, I’ll still be right next to her as the Matron of Honor, as I’m already married.

Post # 10
1423 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I’ve never known the term matron of honor. I’ve only known maid of honor (married) and maiden of honor (not married).

Post # 11
9916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

A maid of honor is unmarried; a matron of honor is married.  This is because a maid is a woman who is not married…

Post # 12
14096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

They’re the same thing, other than one is married (matron) and one is not (maid).  It’s not a lesser title to be a matron of honor.

Post # 15
485 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I bet she had *two* _____ of honor and one of them happened to be married. 

it’s redundant though.  it’s like when you ask people what their *FAVORITE* something is and they name more than one.  *FAVORITE* mean the most or best.  So that’s the ONE position of maid/matron of honor.

I think *technically* if one of your *bridesmaids* is married, they should *technically* be called a *bridesmatron*…. because you CAN’T be a maid if you are married.  If you are talking about old english tradition.  It wouldn’t change the significance of what they do or what they mean to you.

*Maids of court* – were who helped the *Queen* get ready for her appearances. 

Post # 16
8467 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

My matron of honor calls herself the maid of honor.  She thinks matron sounds old lol.


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