(Closed) What to call a Bridemaid that isn't your maid of honor?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
7414 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@ayirk723:  if your current Maid/Matron of Honor married?  If so you can have a matron and a maid.  My sister is my MOH  but won’t be doing any traditional MOHish things – my friend/BM will be doing a lot of the supporting the bride stuff (and running intereference for me day of so I don’t know anything that goes wrong).

Call her your Junior MOH?  Or she’s just a Bridesmaid or Best Man, I don’t think she needs a special title.  I have 2 sisters, one is Maid/Matron of Honor, one’s a Bridesmaid or Best Man just like the other 2, she’ll just be second in line at the front.

Post # 4
1887 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

You only have 2 bridesmaids and one maid of honour. How can they be “just another bridesmaid” if there are only two of them? Why do you need to give each of them a different title – isn’t the title of “bridesmaid” enough?

Sorry, but I just don’t understand the issue. I have 6 bridesmaids and all of them are thrilled to be “just another bridesmaid”. Being a bridesmaid IS a special title/role.

Post # 5
1347 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

All this wedding party title stuff is silly. Being asked to stand up next to the bride and groom during their ceremony is a honor. No need to call your attendants anything fancy smancy. Besides hold the bouquet during the service what other Maid/Matron of Honor duties are there? Everything is optional from my understanding anyway.  Heck if your Maid/Matron of Honor didn’t want to hold the bouquet you could place it on a side table .


Post # 6
391 posts
Helper bee

If you have three bridesmaids, and you’re going out of your way to make two of them feel more special than ‘just’ being a bridesmaid, how is the third one going to feel? And to paraphrase, in a world where everyone is special, no one is. (was that from The Incredibles? Ha.) 

Post # 7
2592 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@ayirk723:  My sister is a junior bridesmaid but I’m having her wear the same color dress as the Maid/Matron of Honor because she’s my little angel I have to have her feel special. She’s my “lucky charm”

Post # 9
8375 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

She already has a unique and special role among your bridal party: She is your sister. 🙂

Post # 10
5879 posts
Bee Keeper

You are way overthinking this. She’s a bridesmaid, the end. 

Post # 11
43 posts
  • Wedding: August 2014


My SIL did something similar. She didn’t have a Maid/Matron of Honor, she had 3 BMs. Two of them (her BF and my cousin) were in red, and then her little sister was in a little miniature version of my SIL’s wedding dress. Not an exact copy of her dress, but you get what I mean. Smile

Post # 12
1275 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@ayirk723:  since your sister is the one who didnt want to be Maid/Matron of Honor, I think its fine to call her a bridesmaid and leave it at that. Because that’s what she is.

Post # 13
6610 posts
Bee Keeper

One of my friends wanted to give her little sister a special title and called her a “maiden of honor.” I thought that was cute.

Post # 15
183 posts
Blushing bee

I think bridesmaid is special enough for your other bridesmaid and I think “maiden of honor” like @gemstone had suggested is so cute for your sister 

Post # 16
2202 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

If she doesn’t want the duties anyway, she will be happy with the title of bridesmaid.

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