There’s nothing better than learning that one of your best friends is getting hitched. The only thing that could make it better, in fact, is learning that you’re going to be a part of the celebrations. And not just any old part of it, but that you’ve snagged a leading role. It’s a huge compliment to be asked to be a maid of honour, but it’s important to keep in mind that the role does require a fair bit of work. Once you’ve celebrated the good news with your friend, it’ll be time to get down to business. In this blog, we’ll run through some tips that’ll ensure you’ve fulfilled all of your duties in the run-up to the big day.
Be a Leader
You’re not the only person that will be involved in the wedding. You’re just the lead person. Depending on your friend’s wishes, there could be a whole bunch of bridesmaids. As maid of honour, it’s your job to organise this group so that everyone’s on the same page, they all know what they’re doing, and all-around ensuring that they’re ready when the big day arrives. There’ll be plenty of details to iron out as you edge closer to the wedding day, but in the beginning, your first step will be to get all the bridesmaids together so you can get to know each other.
Bring the Fun
Being the maid of honour is an honour because it shows that your friend values you on a deep level. And it also means that they think that you’re fun. The hen party is going to be a big part of the pre-wedding fun, so make sure you go all out to ensure that it’s one that lives long in the memory. To make the most of the fun, look at going away for a weekend. There are hen party houses that can provide an awesome and fun base for the bride and the attendees. Sprinkle in a few extra activities, such as a spa day or trip to the theatre, and you’ll have put together that the bride — and everyone else — loves.
Attend Wedding Appointments
Your bride is going to have a lot of wedding-related appointments to get through. She’ll need to visit venues, try food samples, and try on multiple dresses. For some of those things, she may want to go with just her husband-to-be. But the others? She’ll want you right there by her side. Be sure to ask about what appointments she has and whether you can tag along (she’ll say yes), and get them into your diary.
Prepare Your Speech
Finally, there’s the speech. This is one thing that you won’t want to leave until the last minute. Start your preparation a few months in advance and run your ideas by someone you trust. You can also work with a speaking coach if you think you might get nervous. A great wedding speech is as good a gift that you can give someone, so be sure to go all out!