(Closed) Who goes first, Maid or Matron of Honor?

posted 11 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Who should stand next to the bride?
    Maid of Honor (Bride's Sister) : (19 votes)
    68 %
    Matron of Honor (Bride's BFF) : (7 votes)
    25 %
    Both having equal duties on the alter : (2 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    2640 posts
    Sugar bee

    If it were me, I would say it would depend.  But for the most part, I would think maid before matron.  I’m making assumptions that matron is older than maid.  That might be how I work it.  If by chance your matron is younger than your maid, I might put maid last. 

    Could you have them walk together??

    *Edit.  Didn’t see that part about the sister.  I would say sister might trump friend too. 

    Post # 4
    14181 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Hmmm. I’m not sure. I would say the bride’s sister…..simply for family reasons. Most BFFS understand putting your sister first even if you love them both as equals!

    Post # 5
    2434 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    I had a maid and matron of honor.

    Simply because the matron was WAY taller than the best man, we had the maid stand next to me so she could walk out with the best man.  The matron of honor was fine standing in second place so she could have a groomsman the same height as her- as opposed to the tiny best man.

    So whatever works is fine.  I don’t think there’s a hard and fast rule about it.

    Post # 6
    3363 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I vote Maid…but simply because she is your sister

    Post # 7
    3363 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    sorry…the bride’s sister

    Post # 8
    699 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I said maid as well becuase it is the sister. I think everyone would understand that.

    Post # 9
    5398 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would have voted for Matron, but I would say the Maid should be the one to walk out right before you just because she’s your sister.  What is your Fiance doing about the guys? 

    Post # 10
    116 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    What if you have a Maid and a Matron of Honor, and they are both your sisters (as is the case for me)?

    Post # 11
    2022 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I think it depends on who these women are.  If they are both your sisters, hard call!  If it were a friend and a sister, sister goes before bride, I think.

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