(Closed) Mom as MOH

posted 10 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
2360 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think it would be weird and inappropriate. MOB is its own role that only your mother can fill. Anyone can be your Maid/Matron of Honor.

Post # 4
856 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Honestly, I think it’s a little strange. I think it’s great you guys have a great relationship but I would just let her be mother of the bride, that is a pretty important title also that NO ONE else can fill!! I would just let her enjoy being that 🙂

Post # 6
47 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

My mother went to a wedding where the mom was the Maid/Matron of Honor and she thought it was nice but odd. She then jokingly (I hope jokingly) asked who my Maid/Matron of Honor will be. I explained to her that the Maid/Matron of Honor is responsible for fixing the train and holding the bouquet. I told her that my mother will be walking down the aisle in fron of everyone and sitting at her place of honor, but not bending over in front of everyone to make sure my train looks perfect. My mother will also be crying, which she doesn’t need to do standing in front of everyone at my side. Like the previous posters, I think that MOB is a much higher honor than Maid/Matron of Honor and the job of MOB can’t go to just anyone.

Post # 7
545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@sleepyhead22: I don’t think it’s weird at all because I considered the idea as well. I think its lovely when the bride chooses her mom to be Maid/Matron of Honor rather than any friend. To me, it gives me the impression that there is a strong bond between mother and daughter. I would say go for it but since it’s your mom, pick a dress that is appropriate for her age and you can even allow her to wear a different shade of your primary color or let her wear an alternate color that you are using. I hate the idea of the mom/moh wearing the same color as the BMs….personally, I would have had my mom wear another color from our wedding.

I didn’t pick my mom as my Maid/Matron of Honor because I wanted my mom to walk me down the aisle along with my dad.

Post # 9
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

why not just NOT have a Maid/Matron of Honor and have your mother do Maid/Matron of Honor duties w/o the title.  In Jewish weddings both sets of parents stand up with the bride and the groom so it would be totally acceptable to have her stand up there with you.  Have you considered having her walk you down the isle with your brother?

Post # 10
3625 posts
Sugar bee

It isn’t weird at all, and I think she would be honored to fill that role for you. Many grooms have their Dads as their Best Man, so why should it be any different?

Post # 12
545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@sleepyhead22: How many BMs are you planning to have? If you having 2-3 (including your MOH) than your mom can be your moh and still walk you with your brother. Remember, it’s your wedding and if you want to make it as intimate as you want to then go for it.

Also, I want to share with you that my Maid/Matron of Honor is my best friend from high school but she has no flipping clue about wedding and we have different tastes. I haven’t given her any Maid/Matron of Honor duties although she has offered to take some responsibility. My mom has helped Fiance and I a lot and Fiance is very helpful in the entire wedding process.

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