Choosing the Right Maid of Honor
Choosing the maid of honor is a major decision, as she will directly impact the success of your wedding. She will be the Amy Poehler to your Tina Fey. The Mary Kate to your Ashley. The Daisey Duck to your Minnie Mouse. You may have a few close friends and sisters to choose from, and selecting a maid of honor could hurt the others’ feelings. But it is your special day, and you need to choose the woman who is best for the job. So how do you determine who to choose?
As the saying goes, “blood is thicker than water.” If you have multiple sisters, choose the one you feel the closest to. If she’s responsible, she should be able to handle the prestigious role. What if all your sisters are younger and not responsible? The decision won’t be as easy. Before you choose a friend over a family member, talk with your sister. If you simply just choose a friend first, she could be hurt by your decision. Your sister should understand why you are choosing a friend, but be sure to tell her first. Keep her in the wedding party by making her a bridesmaid.
Even if you don’t have a sister, you can still choose another family member. If you are especially close with your brother, it’s not uncommon to see men standing on the side of the bride. However, if he is already a groomsman, you could consider asking a cousin, or even your future sister-in-law.
If you don’t have a family member you are close to, then you will choose your maid of honor out of your friend group. This can be harder than choosing a family member, because chances are you have more friends than sisters. When you are torn between two friends, take everything into consideration: their financial situation, emotions and responsibilities.
It’s best to choose a friend that has a Type A personality, which ensures she will be well-organized, on-time and enjoy hosting parties. You also should choose a maid of honor without too strong of a personality. After all, it’s your big day and the maid of honor needs to be okay with you taking center stage. You also need one that is very honest. You might think the wedding dress looks good, but the maid of honor could think that it doesn't work well with your body type. The maid of honor can’t be afraid to speak the truth and tell you what's best for you.
When you finally do decide which friend should be your maid of honor, don’t assume she will accept the position. There are many reasons for a woman to deny the role, especially since being the maid of honor is sort of like taking on a part-time job. It's always smart to keep a backup in mind in case your first choice says no.
After you have finally found the perfect maid of honor, it’s time to start looking for a venue. Little Church of the West offers a variety of Las Vegas wedding packages in unique locations. You can take a ride in a helicopter to the Valley of Fire or the Grand Canyon and get married. Whatever you desire for your wedding day, Little Church of the West can make it happen for you. For more information about Vegas weddings, contact 702.739.7971.