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What does a Matron of Honour actually do?

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MrsBrendanCole Mon 02-Nov-09 09:44:59

I know its supposed to be someone who is older and married but what is the role in the wedding? I ask because im one for my cousin but dont know what im supposed to do.

(and yes, im older and married!)

BulletProofMum Mon 02-Nov-09 09:48:42

Same as a maid of homour. I always thought the difference referred to married / not married.

Organise the hen do.
Generally be the bride's 'right hand man' on the day and the night before. Friend, companion an generally calmerer downer!

Normally also a witness and walks down the aisle with bride for a chruch wedding.

PavlovtheWitchesCat Mon 02-Nov-09 09:50:51

My Matron of Honour was like the best woman at my wedding. She was my chief maid. She helped with organising flowers, spent the night with me prior to the wedding, organised the younger ones, held my train. She escorted me in the bridal car with the person giving me away, the other children went ahead with mother of the groom (would have been mother of the bride too, if she was here) I think they are the basics of a matron of honour.

More than that, she helped me decorate everything the days before, she bought me face masks for the night before, she ensured I had everything I needed by having her own list! She checked my lippy was on correctly before I entered!

PavlovtheWitchesCat Mon 02-Nov-09 09:52:06

Oh yes, the hen night, forgot that, she did that too - bloody fab it was as well, apart from the tequila blush.

(we went gocarting!)

EightiesChick Mon 02-Nov-09 09:53:51

Yep, just a different term for if the chief bridesmaid is married. The things she would do are really the same.

GuyFawkesIsMyLoveSlave Mon 02-Nov-09 09:54:07

Organise hen do
Help with shopping / decorating / talking about wedding stuff (if the bride wants)
Organise other bridesmaids if there are any
Calm bride down if necessary
Hold bride's bouquet during wedding ceremony

and other duties as required

PavlovtheWitchesCat Mon 02-Nov-09 09:56:28

Put stockings on Bride and do up bride's fiddly suspenders after bride has just put on and painted her long false nails that she is not used to wearing!

GuyFawkesIsMyLoveSlave Mon 02-Nov-09 09:57:54

Help bride to go to the loo if she's chosen a big meringuey dress with hooped underskirt...

BulletProofMum Mon 02-Nov-09 10:18:20

Oh yes Guy Fawkes - my maid did that too!

Fortunately didn't have to hold my hair whilst I was sick as she did for me regularly at university

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