How to: Maid of Honor Duties

How to: Maid of Honor Duties

So, your best friend has asked you to be her Maid of Honor? Congratulations! Helping your best friend plan her wedding is not only fun, but it’s a big responsibility—after all, you want to help her make one of the most important days of her life completely beautiful and stress free. If you’re unsure what to expect, we’re sharing what’s typically expected of the Maid of Honor. 

Bachelorette Party


You likely already know this, but you’re going to be planning the bachelorette party. This is definitely one of the Maid of Honor’s biggest responsibilities, so it’s important you know what you’re getting into. We recommend first asking the bride for dates she can do for the weekend, and then sending out a poll to the rest of the bridal party so that you pick a weekend that works best for everyone. After that, be sure to communicate with the bridesmaids on locations, hotels, and budget—you don’t want to plan an entire trip to Cancun and find out half the bridesmaids can’t afford it!

Answering Guest Questions


Beyond the bachelorette weekend, you’re going to be the first person to answer questions not only for the other bridesmaids, but also for guests. The bride’s going to be busy planning, so it’s important you’re ready and willing to answer any questions you may get (ie: “Where should we stay?”, “What’s the dress code?”, and other basic questions guests may have). By helping the bride with small tasks like these, you’re able to help her stay focused on planning with minimal stress. 

DIY Projects


A lot of brides save money by DIY-ing centerpieces and other decor for their wedding. If your best friend if going to be doing this, you’ll want to help her out—bring over a bottle of wine and help her glue all those tiny decorations together! It’ll go faster and be more fun with company, and it’s a huge help to her that she’ll really appreciate. 



Most brides bring their Maid of Honor along to shop for their wedding dress, but this is typically up to the bride herself. She also may want you to come along to help choose bridesmaid dresses, so she knows the bridal party feels confident in their dresses. This is definitely one of the more fun parts of wedding planning!

Day Of


On the actual wedding day, you’ll want to have a small emergency bag on hand for any mishaps. Think safety pins, band-aids, deodorant, bobby pins, ibuprofen—anything that will help solve day-of issues like torn dresses, blisters, and more that the bridal party may run into. Most likely, you won’t need it, but if you do you’ll be glad to have it!