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Maid of Honor dutiesBridesmaid Duties
As a Bridesmaid you have a strong supportive role you must play during the entire wedding experience. Although the Maid of Honor may be there for the bride, your friend will also need your comfort and opinions as well (in most cases). Below, bridesmaid101 lists some of the top Bridesmaid's duties:


bridesmaidIf the bride asks about helping her with ideas on where to have the wedding, help her with scouting around and going to the different places. It may be a great idea to drive so she can focus on each location.

bridesmaidIf you have great penmanship it is always nice to volunteer to address at least some the invitations if the bride agrees. Many times a bride may outsource her invitations but if they need to be addressed by the family, your help will be key in reducing the load of tasks to complete.

bridesmaidYour friend may need help in ordering and choosing decorations and favors, your opinions may be helpful in making decisions for narrowing down choices and making sure the decorations are in on time for the wedding, shower and bachelorette parties.

bridesmaidIt is a major treat to go with the bride when she is shopping for her wedding dress. She may even invite you to be involved in picking out the
Bridesmaid Dresses. It is very important to help make sure the dresses are ordered and arrive in enough time for alterations!

bridesmaidMake sure to pick up your bridesmaid dress in a "reasonable" amount of time in case of additional fittings. Underneath your bridesmaid dress you might consider bridal lingerie to compliment the beauty of the dress.

bridesmaidMany times the groom does not want to go to register with his bride-to-be. You can be very supportive by going with your friend to register for her wedding gifts as well as letting other guests know where the bride and groom are registered. This is a very fun experience so take part in the choosing if she needs help.

bridesmaidHelp the bride in the seating arrangement. This can be a very difficult process with the more people coming to the wedding. Many times it makes it easier to draw out the tables and move people around until you have a close to perfect fit. Note: It is very helpful to bring this drawing to the wedding just in case there are any mix-ups, you will save the day!

bridesmaidHelp Plan the Bridal Shower with the Maid of Honor as well as the Bachelorette Party! You should also attend both the bridal shower and bachelorette party as it is an honor for you to be there and hurtful if you cannot attend unless you have good reason.

bridesmaidBe a good communicator with information. Many times information prior to a wedding does not reach everyone. Friends will appreciate confirming plans of each shower and party as well as wedding day information.

bridesmaidAttend and help out during the rehearsal dinner. Many times the bride, groom and their families are pre-occupied and forget about things which is where you can save the day by being supportive.

Wedding Day

bridesmaidAssist the bride in getting into her dress and makeup

bridesmaidAsk if the bride needs anything (food, water, etc) all the way up till the time she is walking down the aisle. She will really appreciate it!

bridesmaidAssist the other bridesmaids on where to go and timing, especially if they show up late.

bridesmaidHelp make sure the bride has privacy if she needs some quiet time before the ceremony.

bridesmaidBe the witness in the signing of the marriage license which is an honor!

bridesmaidAssist the guests to their seats and be social prior to the wedding. The guests love to see the bridesmaids and groomsmen out and about.

bridesmaidTake some deep breaths and walk slow when you walk down the aisle since it is common to speed up. If a groomsman walks down the aisle with you, make him refrain from talking or fooling around.

bridesmaidAlways look for the unexpected since it is common for the most uncommon things to happen (i.e, something falling down at the alter). If you are close enough, fix what needs to be fixin so the bride, groom and their families can focus on the ceremony.

bridesmaidIf you are single, make sure to mingle and have a great time at the party! It is mandatory to catch the bridal bouquet :)

bridesmaidIf you are with your partner, make sure to dance and socialize since it means a lot to the bride and groom (when they have time to sit down) to see their friends having and creating a good time for themselves and the other guests.

bridesmaidLast, but not least, Provide moral support and be a great listener throughout the process since it is a very wonderful and "positively" stressful time for your friend. You can really make the difference!

bridesmaidMake sure to take lots of pictures at the reception, wedding procession and aftarwards. Many forget to take pictures and the bride and groom will appreciate them!

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