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4 Ways To Rock At Being A Maid Of Honour

Being a maid of honour is – well, it’s in the name – honourable! You’ve been trusted with the task of looking after the bride from the moment you’re appointed until the wedding day is over.

There’s plenty to do, from helping to make key wedding decisions and look out for the wedding party as a whole, and you’ll want to make it the most magical time of all for the bride-to-be so that she’s glad she picked you for this important role.

It can be an overwhelming job but it’s one that should be enjoyed, not stressed over.

To help you make sure you rock at being a maid of honour, here are our 4 tips…

1. Organise The Best Hen Night Ever

This is one of the most important jobs but don’t let that scare you. Think about what the bride would want and ask her what she’d like to do and who she’d like to bring along. Then you can do your research and get planning!

Hen nights can differ from fancy afternoon tea to a spa day, to heading out to the theatre or for a night of drinking, so you have all the freedom in the world to choose exactly what would be personal and fun for the bride-to-be.

The key thing to remember is: If in doubt, ask the bride!

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2. Be There In The Build-Up

There will be lots to do in the wedding planning. Of course, choosing your outfit and the bridesmaid dresses is a key factor for the bride and she will need your support.

Go along on the shopping trips and provide your honest advice. Don’t forget, you’re also there to help if the bride starts to become stressed or upset about the day.

Reassure her that it will come together and show her how you can help. Make the whole experience as fun as possible.

3. Help The Groom Too

Just because you’re a maid of honour doesn’t mean you are only there for the bride. In fact, reminding the groom of romantic touches is in a roundabout way, looking out for the bride.

You could suggest that he leave her a small surprise on the morning of their wedding day or help him make the final touches to his attire in the lead up to the big day.

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4. Get Organised For The Big Day

Make sure you have a list of reminders for the big day because it’s up to you to take care of the small things, like picking up the flowers or cake and making sure guests take favours and table arrangements with them as they leave.

Throughout the day, stay on the ball and be prepared to respond to any situation. Of course, remember to gather the bridesmaids for the bouquet toss!

By Jessikah Hope Stenson, Excalibur Press

The North-West Brides & Ulster Herald Bridal Fair will take place on Sunday January 22 at the Omagh Leisure Complex.  For more information log onto www.ulsterherald.com/bridal-fair-save-the-date

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