Maid of Honor Duties


If the bridal party was a business, the maid of honor would be the manager. She acts as a go-to for the bridesmaids, supports the bride, and makes sure everything is in order before the wedding.

In short, she makes things flow as easily as possible.

If you’ve been handed the maid of honor crown, you might be wondering what exactly it is you should be doing. It’s not like the bride hands you a pamphlet when she asks you to be her right-hand gal.

Luckily, you have Trueblu, and we’re here to help! Consider this your go-to guide for maid of honor duties.

  • Organize pre-wedding parties like the bridal shower and bachelorette party. This doesn’t mean you have to plan and host them, only that you communicate with those who are planning to do so.
  • Attend all pre-wedding parties.
  • See to bridesmaids’ fittings, dress purchases, and jewelry purchases.
  • Help the bride dress shop.
  • Help the bride with wedding tasks. This might include addressing invitations or helping put together decorations.
  • Get info to bridesmaids about wedding rehearsal, transport, and lodging.
  • Make sure bridesmaids get hair/makeup appointments.
  • Check that bridesmaids have correct bouquets.
  • Make sure bridesmaids get to ceremony on time.
  • Help bride get into gown on wedding day.
  • Hold the groom’s ring during the ceremony.
  • Adjust bride’s gown/train when she gets to the altar.
  • Hold bride’s bouquet during vow exchange.
  • Sign marriage license as a witness.
  • Direct guests and answer questions they might have during ceremony and reception.
  • Give a speech and toast the couple.

If you’re interested in how to go above and beyond your maid of honor duties, read How to be an Amazing Maid of Honor.


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