Planning a wedding, while exciting, can be incredibly stressful, particularly if you’re keen to take care of every little detail by yourself. Having too much on your plate at this time can lead to burnout, and really get in the way of those last few magical months of your engagement. Because of this, it’s important to find somebody close to you whom you can rely on to help get those final, all-important wedding day details organised.
Most brides tend to choose the maid of honour for this special responsibility. Let’s take a look at three of the tasks your maid of honour can take care of, to ensure a smooth pre-wedding experience.
Communicating with vendors
There’s plenty that you’ll need to communicate with your vendors in the lead up to your wedding day. From scheduling your live band and ordering your flowers, to ensuring that your cake arrives at the venue safely, there’s lots of small tasks that you can place in the hands of your trusted maid of honour.
If you do choose to hand over these responsibilities, you’ll want to make sure that you have an in-depth chat beforehand, so that your maid of honour knows exactly what she needs to do and when. This is a great way to share your vision for the big day, and ensure that each task feels like a collaborative effort.
Often, it’s the last few tasks on your list that can feel the most difficult to stay on top of, particularly when you’re in those final weeks of getting prepared to walk down the aisle.
Most engaged couples set their ‘RSVP by’ date to about a month before the big day, making sorting through responses one of those last-minute tasks that can take up a lot of time and attention. Luckily, it’s common for the maid of honour, along with the best man, to be in charge of the wedding RSVPs. In fact, many couples even choose to name these two people as a point of contact on their wedding invitations.
KEEPING THE LITTLE ONES ENTERTAINED
When it comes to your wedding day, you want to be in the company of everybody that you love – for many couples this includes the kids, and even cherished pets.
Between waiting their turn to have their photo taken and spending time at the post-ceremony cocktail hour, there are lots of instances throughout the day that children may have to wait around, and need a little more in the way of entertainment. While you want your maid of honour to be able to have fun and relax on your wedding day, she may be able to pre-plan for these moments by perhaps setting up a kids corner, or organising goodie bags that will keep them engaged.
There are other little guests who may need attention throughout the day, too. Often, couples will want to have their pet join them at the ceremony, but find that they’re perhaps not suited to sticking around for the reception. Your maid of honour can help to take care of your furry friend, or arrange for them to be safely transported back home once they’ve made their aisle debut.
HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT YOUR MAID OF HONOUR WITH THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES?
By creating a wedding checklist, your maid of honour will find it much easier to get organised and complete each task. By creating such an in-depth list, she’ll have all the information she needs right in front of her, and seldom need to reach out to you for help prior to the wedding day.