You been asked to be the maid of honor and are unaware of what is expected of you from the bride? The Goan bride shares a close relationship with her maid of honor keeping her by her side on her special day. Well, here is all that you need to know!

Amongst the entire wedding party it is the maid of honor that has the most responsibilities and duties to support the bride and the groom. And if you do not know where to begin, in short you are expected to be the go-to person on the big day. Your role is to play more of an emotional pillar and also help getting things organized on the big day.

You are special person to the bride and she relies on you to be there for her as she would for you! There are many roles to play but it sure is a whole lot of fun.

Being chosen as the maid of honor  highlights the share a special relationship you share with the bride and therefore she is going to approach you from getting your opinions and thoughts on pretty much everything there is in planning the wedding. If you are unsure of giving advice the first step in getting research done before offering your opinions. The maid of honor also plays a role in creating a gift registry and is also expected to spread the word that guests on where they could find these registered items. There are also tasks such assisting the bride in addressing the invites and organizing the other wedding stationery that is required. You will also to play a vital role in organizing  and attending the pre-wedding parties such as the bridal shower and the bachelorette party.

Shopping for the wedding dress is one of the bride’s most ‘WOW’ moments and your opinion to help  pick out the right gown, wedding jewelry and accessories that go with it is something the bride would love doing together. Next comes  the hair and make-up trials for the bride, offering suggestions on what suits her and what doesn’t. Seating chart recommendations for the reception is another aspect that the bride would expect inputs from the maid of honor.

The maid of honor remains the first point of contact for the bridesmaids. She would have to coordinate with everyone on the dress fittings, flowers, hairstyles, gifts for the bridesmaids, accessories and other tiny details. On the day of the wedding she would have to coordinate with the bridesmaids to check on the transportation to the ceremony and coordinate with the hair and make-up artists to ensure that they are ready on schedule.

On the day of the wedding she would also have to help the bride get ready and be the a one-point contact all vendors that includes the hair and make-up stylists, the photographer and also the cake artists. She will sue would be required to sign of the marriage license as a witness at the ceremony venue. The maid of honor is also required give a toast along with the best man and be around the bride during the reception. Another task would be to keep a close eye on the brides attire throughout the reception ensuring the bride is looking her best and also help collect wedding gifts and lastly help the pride change out a her see her of for the night for a honeymoon.