Choosing your Maid of Honor
Choosing your maid of honor can be stressful and complicated. Usually, the choice is between a friend, a sibling, or another family member. So, do you pick a friend youâ€™ve known since childhood, or a sister or close cousin?
Choosing a family member
Proper etiquette dictates that if you only have one sister, you should give her the honor. Problems arise when you have multiple sisters and friends to choose from. Think about these family members and go for the one you believe will be most excited to do the job. You must also consider things such as age. For example, your fifteen-year-old sister is a sweet option, but she will be limited when it comes to the planning of certain events (i.e., bachelorette party, showers, etc.).
Choosing a friend
When sisters arenâ€™t an option, the sensible thing to do would be to choose a good friendâ€”maybe your best friend. Some lucky ladies have more that one best friends, which can make choosing between them a touchy situation. You know your friends best. Consider their strengths and weaknesses. Try not to make it personal–choose the friend that is highly organized and up to the task. If you end up with a friend who is a bit lazy, you will end up regretting your choice, straining your relationship, and planning events on your own!
Donâ€™t settle for one Â
If you are having a tough time choosing between two dear friends or two sisters, or the combination, break tradition and consider having two maids of honor. The added bonus is you with four helping hands instead of two. Before you know it, the wedding will be completely planned and you have time to relax!