(Closed) No Maid of Honor?

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Of course you don’t have to! I’m not. I have my 2 girls and wouldn’t want to choose between them.

There are no wedding responsibilities a Maid/Matron of Honor has, besides being your bff and standing up with you. If someone wants to throw you a party, they can, and don’t require a special title for it (though if they are not able to, thats ok too). You can choose whoever you want to hold your bouquet, be your witness, etc.

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2017

We aren’t even having a best man. it will be the two of us and our two daughters. I thought the small party with just us as a family will be perfect.

Post # 5
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6354 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

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wathenwedding17 :  You certainly do not need to have Maid/Matron of Honor. The only actual responsibilities a Maid/Matron of Honor has over just a regular Bridesmaid or Best Man is standing next to you at the altar and signing your marriage license. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I did have a Maid/Matron of Honor (my sister) but my DH didn’t have a best man – instead he had 3 groomsmen (all friends that he considered himself equally close to). I don’t really think the Maid/Matron of Honor has any responsibilities above and beyond a bridesmaid – generally, the only difference is that she stands next to you during the ceremony and signs the marriage certificate as your witness. All of my bridesmaids jointly planned a bachelorette party for me; I didn’t want a shower. What my DH did was to have one groomsman stand next to him during the ceremony, another sign the certificate as his witness, and the third sat next to him at the reception – so they all sort of shared the “best man” role.

Post # 7
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1829 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I’m having two Maid/Matron of Honor because I wont pick between them. They both live out of town, so they really wont have to do much. 

Post # 8
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2979 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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wathenwedding17 :  Nope, doesnt change my feelings on it. Fiance is doing the exact same thing (even though he isnt close with his brother, his parents forced them both to make each other their BM). It’s just not a big deal to me, nor will any of your guests care. If you have a program, you’d list them both as bridesmaids. I doubt they’ll be whispering about how you didnt have a Maid/Matron of Honor lol.

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