A description of the Role of Maid or Matron of Honor

Helps coordinate bridesmaids’ activities before and during the ceremony

Attends all pre-wedding parties

maid of honor may arrange the bridal Shower

May help record shower and wedding gifts

May act as an official witness for the marriage license

Unofficially calms the bride’s nerves

Helps the bride dress for the ceremony and for departure from the reception

Greets the officiates (s) if the wedding is at home

Arranges the wedding gown train before the processional and rearranges for the recessional (if there are no pages)

Holds the bride’s bouquet and gloves and the groom’s wedding ring during the ceremony

Bustles the bride’s train and removes her headpiece before the reception

Stands next to the couple in the receiving line

Helps with the introductions of guests and with directing the photographer at reception

maid of honor sits on the bridegroom’s left at the bridal table