Happy National Best Friends Day! What else is better than celebrating your best friend’s wedding? Being asked to become her Maid of Honor of course! The MOH (Maid of Honor) is a super rewarding role to be in for your best friend. With this role come many responsibilities that help the bride prepare for her wedding day. We’ve gathered some tips on how you can be the best MOH ever and have your bestie’s back on her biggest day!
Communicate with the wedding party.
This involves being totally honest with a question the bride asks, ensuring wedding party are all on the same page or fixing a mishap with a vendor. Communication is super important for the planning and big day to go smoothly. A lack of communication is an easy way for things to go wrong, so avoid easy problems by staying in touch with everyone.
Remain calm, even when things go wrong.
Planning a wedding is a huge deal! It’s expected that things will come up, not go the way they are supposed to, and changes have to be made. This is okay! However, as a bride, it can be stressful. Help her out by remaining calm (instead of freaking out too) and helping her tackle the issue at hand. Come up with some solutions to remedy the situation on hand and plan ahead for potential wedding day problems.
Know that she comes first.
It’s 2 a.m. and your best friend calls you freaking out about something for her wedding. Oh, and she wants to start meeting once a week during that one time that happens to be your beloved spin class. It may not be a big deal to you, but it matters to her. Your role is to be there for her, and offering some extra time comes along with it. Work with her on scheduling times that work for both of you, and listen to her when she calls or texts freaking out. You’re her right-hand woman! Spending a bit more time comes with the territory, so work it into your planner.
Understand what she really wants.
It seems obvious that you know the bride better than anyone, but make sure you understand what she really wants to have planned. Whether she wants to go on a girls trip to Vegas or have a simple spa day with her mom and close friends, ask her before you plan anything. Also, keep tabs on the ideas or plans the wedding party and groom may have. She may not want any embarrassing stories told at the reception or cake shoved in her face! A few simple questions can easily help you out!
Remind the bride this is her day.
This is one of the biggest events of your best friend’s life, so she should focus on her own happiness, not other’s. It can be stressful, and sometimes others may interfere with events. However, today is about her and her significant other. Remind her to make the best of her day and focus on making many memories to last for years to come.
As a MOH, being in charge of your best friend’s big day is so rewarding! You get to be with her every step of the way with the planning, events, and wedding day itself. Whether you’re in the process of planning yourself or become a MOH in the future, these tips will surely help you get situated in your amazing role.