Being the Maid of Honour (or Chief Bridesmaid / Matron of Honour - depending upon your preference) means you have been selected by the Bride as her best and closest friend. So, alongside your traditional duties, why not do something extra special to show her that the feeling is mutual! This article highlights ten unique ideas and suggestions a Maid of Honour can put in place to help make her best friend's wedding even more special.
Maid of Honour Tip #1
Think about organising a get-together for the Bride, Maid of Honour and all of the Bridesmaids away from the hussle and bustle of the hen night where you can all sit down in a relaxed environment and chat about the up and coming wedding. An informal meal out, a day at the beach, or even a get together to watch a movie and munch pizza and popcorn could be on the cards, and all make an ideal opportunity to involve the junior bridesmaids and flower girls too.
Maid of Honour Tip #2
If the happy couple are staying over at the wedding venue for a night or two before they head off on honeymoon, why not organise a get-together over breakfast/coffee where you can all chat about how the big day went and reflect on how much everyone enjoyed it.
Maid of Honour Tip #3
If you are planning to make a Maid of Honour speech or poem, why not pull together a framed copy of your words of wisdom as a gift and keepsake for the Bride? There are a number of companies who can do this professionally, or you could even do so yourself to help cut costs.
Maid of Honour Tip #4
It may well be the case that it's the responsibility of the Maid of Honour to look after the wedding dress whilst the Bride jets off on honeymoon, but why not go that extra mile? Think about arranging to have the wedding dress dry-cleaned and boxed so it is all nicely sorted for her for when she gets back.
Maid of Honour Tip #5
Take it upon yourself to collect and develop any snaps taken by disposable wedding table cameras. Print them out and pull them together into a unique memory book for the newlyweds.
Maid of Honour Tip #6
Book something special for the honeymoon. A massage, flowers or champagne on arrival - anything that shows you care.
Maid of Honour Tip #7
Book up something before the wedding to help calm any last minute nerves. Look to arrange something solely for the Bride and Maid of Honour - a trip to the theatre, day at the spa, you know the stuff.
Maid of Honour Tip #8
Pull together a selection of mementos from the hen night and turn it into something the Bride will cherish forever. Obviously avoid anything too risque, but some photos, a few keepsakes and comments/quotes from everyone who attended will make a wonderful gift and momento.
Maid of Honour Tip #9
Buy a few inexpensive personalised gifts for the Bride and Groom and sneak them into their honeymoon luggage - a pair of matching t-shirts, 'Mr & Mrs' flip-flops, 'Just Married' knickers - you know the stuff.
Maid of Honour Tip #10
Consider spring cleaning the Bride and Groom's house while they are away on honeymoon. Stock up on essential items and even look to fill it with 'welcome home' balloons and decorations for their return.
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