(Closed) Matron of Honor vs. Maid of Honor

posted 9 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery

I think, unless your sister is a stickler for the Matron title, Maid of Honor should be perfectly fine 🙂

Post # 4
369 posts
Helper bee

I agree, I don’t think it’ll be too big of a deal. And I wouldn’t want to be called "Matron of Honor" anyway. It sounds too old ladyish for me. I think Maid of Honor will be fine.

Post # 5
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

He he.  I am having one moh and one maid of honor. BOTH.  It is what it is and you can choose whomever and however you wish!

I think it’s fabulous these days how we can do what we wish. 

Post # 6
521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Yes, the only difference between "maid of honor" and "matron of honor" is marital status.  And let me tell you, if anyone asks me to be their Maid/Matron of Honor, it will be "maid" not "matron" because I hate that word.  Don’t know why, I just do.

Post # 7
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

You can go with either! I think whatever you choose is acceptable!

Post # 8
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Either is fine! I’ll be having a maid of honor AND a matron of honor, but for the most part I’ll be calling both my maids of honor.

Post # 9
1037 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

I don’t think you are required to stick with "matron." For some reason, I personally do not like that title at all…I’m the first of my friend group to get married, and when I’m Maid/Matron of Honor at my best friend’s wedding, I know for sure that I will demand that she still call me Maid of Honor even though I will be married already! I don’t think its a hard and fast rule to use Matron vs Maid!

Post # 10
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Yup, I’d definitely say they’re interchangeable.  Married BMs aren’t bridesmatrons, ya know? 

I just call Sister Bruschetta my Matron of Honor when I wanna tease her for being an old married lady — but she’s really just three years my senior! 

Post # 12
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Technically a "maid" is unmarried, which is why there’s the title "matron". However, if your sister doesn’t mind being called a maid, I would say it’s fine. =) Personally I don’t like the sound of the word matron, so I would probably be fine with it…and I’m one of those people who hates using words for meanings that they weren’t intended for!

Post # 13
631 posts
Busy bee

I’m the matron of honor in my sister’s wedding, and I’d be happy to be called the maid of honor!  I hate the word matron!  It sounds fat.  😉

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