Post # 1
Unmarried Maid of Honour
My best friend since forever has to be my maid of honour, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
She has been with her partner for almost 5 years and he won’t propose, should that face that she’s not married effect her being my MOH? My mother seemed offended when I told her she was my Maid/Matron of Honor, does anyone know another name for it if she is unmarried?
Is it really wrong that she is my Maid/Matron of Honor and unmarried? I am the first of my close friends to get married so I don’t even have another option.
Post # 3
Maybe I’m wrong but isn’t the “maid” title because the woman is unmarried? If they are married, she then becomes “matron” …I think, at least.
Absolutely NOTHING wrong with an unmarried woman standing up with you!
Post # 4
Maid of honor is and unmarried friend, matron of honor is a married friend…I guess I don’t see what the deal is.
Post # 5
I think maid if honor is supposed to be unmarried actually. if they are married then it is matron of honor.. i think?
Post # 6
A maid of honour is unmarried, a matron of honour is married.
It doesn’t matter either way, have whoever you like 🙂
Post # 7
@TG123: A maid of honor is unmarried. Matron of honor is married. I’m having one of each, and it is very common.
Post # 8
@TG123: The very phrase “maid of honor” means unmarried. “Matron of honor” is for married women. Your mom is being ridiculous.
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
Maid of Honor IS unmarried. A Matron of honor is married. I have seen people mix these up though before…I attended a wedding where the unmarried sister of the bride was in the program as the Matron of Honor.
Post # 10
I’m having a maid and matron of honor as well.
The maid isn’t supposed to be married.
Post # 11
The maid of honor is always unmarried. She’s your matron of honor if she’s married. Which is a horrible term.
Post # 12
Maid or matron, marital status doesn’t really matter either way in the grand scheme of things. I mean, if your maid of honor is married, no one is gonna call you out on not having named her “matron” are they?
Post # 13
I’ve never heard of the requirement to have a married maid/matron of honour. It’s all about who you want to support you and stand up for you… in my opinion at least. It doesn’t matter if they are married or not.
Post # 14
My Maid of Honour is married and i tease her about being a matron, its a much uglier word imo and there really is no reason to differentiate.
Post # 15
@TG123: Your mom is wrong. The maid of honor is unmarried. The matron of honor is married. You can have one, both, or neither.
Post # 16
@TG123: Maid of honor means she’s unmarried. Matron of honor means she married.
Even though I was married, my friend put me in her programs as a maid of honor though because she doesn’t like the sound of matron of honor and no one batted an eyelash, but in response to your questions you can most certainly have an unmarried Maid/Matron of Honor.