6 Wedding Planning Tasks for Your Maid of Honor

A bride holding hands with her maid of honor.

Wedding planning can feel stressful and overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! Thanks to the help of individuals in your wedding party, you can take some of the stress off of yourself by enlisting their assistance. Your maid of honor is a great person to help you on a myriad of tasks for your wedding. Since she’s someone you trust, she’s the perfect person to ask for help on important wedding-related items. Here are six ideas to add to her to-do list.

1. Source Wedding Favors

Finding the perfect wedding favor can take some careful scouring and thought. Since there are so many options out there, you may be overwhelmed by all the different ideas and figuring out pricing for each of them. Why not task your maid of honor with this? Ask her to find a few options of what to offer your guests as favors. Ask her to price them out and send the list to you so you can choose which favor suits your tastes best. Then, once they’re ordered and they arrive, have her come over to help package and organize them for the big day as needed.

2. Plan the Bachelorette Party

A group of women at a bachelorette party pouring champagne.

Your maid of honor should definitely be the point person when it comes to planning your bachelorette party. Of course, you can have as much or as little say in this event as you want. However, let her be the one to communicate with the other attendees, make the final arrangements, and get everything ready for that day or weekend away. Whether you want to give her a location and theme or let it be a full surprise, she can really lead this task and make it everything you dream of!

3. Create a Hair and Makeup Schedule

Getting a schedule together for your wedding party and anyone else who will be getting hair and makeup done with you on the big day can be time-consuming. Ask for your maid of honor’s help on this so that she can take the lead on organizing a schedule, communicating it to the hair and makeup team, refining it as needed, and letting your wedding party know the final details. This will take a good amount of coordination off of your plate!

4. Stock the Bridal Suite

Another task your maid of honor can take on is stocking your bridal suite with all the essentials. Put her in charge of ensuring that you have meals, beverages, and snacks for the big day. Also have her ensure all the essentials are accounted for such as emergency items, a speaker to listen to music, mirrors, surge protectors, and chargers. The last thing you’ll want to do on your wedding day is check that you have everything you need in the suite for not only you, but your entire wedding party.

5. Create a Wedding Hashtag

A trio of bridesmaids taking a selfie in the bridal suite.

Especially if your maid of honor is creative and witty, ask her to come up with a clever wedding hashtag. This could be fun for the two of you to discuss over dinner and drinks and by the end of the night, you may have the perfect phrase for your unique event!

6. Communicate with Vendors

Your maid of honor is the perfect person to help with final vendor communication leading up to your wedding day. Give her a list of vendors to send confirmation emails denoting the date and time they need to report to your venue. She can ensure they’re crystal clear on the timing to reduce the chance of any last-minute drama.

Your maid of honor is likely so excited to help you plan your wedding and be a part of this momentous milestone in your life. Take full advantage of all she has to offer by giving her some jobs. This not only makes your life easier, but it also will make her feel special and useful. It’s truly a win-win!

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