How to Choose Your Maid of Honor 

Trying to Choose Your Maid of Honor? Read This

Your maid of honor is a very important part of your wedding planning and wedding day.  Don’t let the politics of other people’s wedding party choices get in the way.

Even if you were a maid of honor for your friend’s wedding, it’s completely fine to choose someone else as your maid of honor. You get to decide who should stand up with you. So how do you choose? Check out these guidelines to help you land your leading lady.

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bride hugging her maid of honor

Friend vs. Family

There’s no rule written saying you need to choose a sister or cousin over a friend, but that can be a usual decision. Friends often think they can’t trump the family card, so even if they have expectations of being the maid of honor, there’s no way they’ll be mad at you for choosing a sibling. In the end, the people in your wedding party should be the people you feel most connected to – especially your maid of honor. 

READ MORE: Who Pays for What? Bride VS. Bridesmaid

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The More the Merrier

If you can’t decide between two or three different friends or family members, why not choose them all? Your maids of honor can share bridesmaid duties and split responsibilities or you can even delegate which tasks you’d like them to handle. They can co-host the bachelorette or both take on a different shower—the options are endless.

READ MORE: Get Your Bridesmaids on the Dance Floor

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No Maid of Honor? No Problem.

There’s no rule that says you need a maid of honor. Remember, if you don’t feel there’s one person who stands out amid your incredible circle of friends, siblings, cousins, don’t feel like you have to stock to this tradition. Don’t let the pressure to choose someone overwhelm you. It all depends on your realtionships, size of your wedding and the help you need. Remember, it’s your day! 

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