Maid of Honor Intro
Maid of Honor: (noun)
1. The chief unmarried woman attendant of a bride.
2. An unmarried noblewoman attendant upon a queen or
Matron of Honor: (noun)
1. A married woman serving as chief attendant of a
bride at a wedding.
The maid of honor is usually a sister or close friend
of the bride. It is absolutely okay to have more than one Maid or Matron of Honor in
recent times since many brides have a few close friends they want to be included. In
history Maids of Honor became more common when weddings were planned. For several days
before the marriage, a "senior' maid of honor attended to the bride-to-be. This maid
or matron of honor, as we know her today, made sure that the bridal wreath was completed
and helped the bride get ready for the wedding. In addition, she helped the bride decorate
for the wedding feast.
Being the Maid of Honor has a significant
responsibility for you. You are the one who keeps things organized and under control as
well as being the "crisis counselor" for the bride :) Your moral support and
planning will help make a difference in the outcome of the wedding experience from
beginning to end!
Check out Maid of
Honor Duties for more information to help make the wedding a major success.
If you have ever thought of having
two maids of honor, click here for a great article on bridesmaid 101.