Maid of Honor DutiesWritten by Samantha Taylor
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It's maid of honor's duty to record names of guests at bridal party as well as their gifts. It is also her job to send out thank you cards to all guests.During wedding ceremony, it's maid of honor's responsibility to hold onto groom's ring (the best man is required to hold onto bride's ring).It's maid of honor's responsibility (as well as best man's) to sign wedding license as a witness.Finally, it is tradition for maid of honor and best man to dance together at reception.
If you are a first-time maid of honor and need help planning there are many people who would be eager to help out starting with bride's mom or bridesmaids. There are also a number of Internet resources to assist you with bridal planning and ideas.
The maid of honor has many responsibilities, but it's important to remember that bride would not have chosen you if she didn't think you were capable of fulfilling these obligations.
Samantha Taylor spent several years working in the weddings industry as a wedding planner. When she isn't being a mom of two wonderful children, she works as a freelance writer for http://www.yourwedding101.com - a site that offers information about everything wedding related - from hosting a wedding reception to wedding speeches and more.
Bridal Shower ThemesWritten by Samantha Taylor
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Room-of-the-House Bridal Shower - Similar to "around-the-clock" theme listed above; this theme requires each guest to bring a gift in relation to a specific room in house. One guest might be assigned kitchen; while another might receive bedroom. Each guest would have to choose their gift pertaining to room on invitation.Stock Bar - This theme requires each guest to bring wine, beer, spirits or liquor; which couple can use to stock their bar at home. You may want to assign each guest a different kind of liquor to ensure that couple doesn't end up with 10 bottles of tequila!
The you choose will have a great impact on success of your bridal shower. Make sure theme is suitable for personality of bride; otherwise she may be disappointed with outcome. Also take into consideration types of gifts couple could most use. If they already have a stocked bar, a "stock-the-bar" shower won't be a helpful theme. The outcome of this shower may determine whether or not you're ever asked to throw another one. But remember, above all, have fun!
Samantha Taylor spent several years working in the weddings industry as a wedding planner. When she isn't being a mom of two wonderful children, she works as a freelance writer for http://www.yourwedding101.com - a site that offers information about everything wedding related - from ways to propose to renting a wedding dress and more.