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    How to Balance Being a Maid of Honor and a Bridesmaid



    Congratulations! You’ve been chosen as the maid of honor for your best friend’s wedding. It’s a position of honor, but it also comes with a whole lot of responsibilities. And if that wasn’t enough, you’re also a bridesmaid. Though, you’re also more than a bridesmaid – more like a Bridesmaid Plus, or a Mega-Bridesmaid.

    So how on earth are you going to balance being the bride’s right-hand woman and fulfill your duties as a regular ol’ bridesmaid?  Not to mention balancing your own busy life and responsibilities in the process!

    Fear not, my fellow multitasking maven! In this guide, we’ll walk through the duties of both roles and share some tips on how to keep your sanity intact throughout the wedding planning madness.

    The Maid of Honor’s Mission

    As the maid of honor, your duties extend beyond just wearing a fancy dress and carrying a bouquet. You’re the bride’s confidante, her emotional support, and her personal cheerleader.

    Your main responsibilities include helping the bride choose her dress, organizing the bridal shower and bachelorette party, and giving a kick-ass toast at the reception. It’s a lot, but remember, you were chosen for a reason – you’re the bride’s ride or die.

    The Bridesmaid Brigade

    Now, let’s talk about being a bridesmaid. While you might not have the fancy title, your role is equally important. You’re there to lend a helping hand, offer moral support, and help the bride with whatever she needs.

    You’ll be attending fittings, helping with DIY wedding projects, and running errands like a pro. It’s like being a personal assistant, but with a fabulous dress and a glass of champagne in hand.

    Managing Time Like a Boss

    Balancing the duties of both roles can be overwhelming, but fear not – you’ve got this! The key is to manage your time effectively. Create a schedule, prioritize tasks, and delegate whenever possible.

    Don’t try to do everything on your own; recruit the other bridesmaids to share the workload. Remember, teamwork makes the dream work.

    Communication is Queen

    To prevent any potential meltdowns, keep the lines of communication open with the bride. Regularly check in to see how she’s doing and ask if she needs any help or support.

    Make sure to communicate with the other bridesmaids as well, to ensure everyone is on the same page. Group chats and shared documents can be a lifesaver for keeping everyone in the loop.

    Though, if you don’t give your group chat a fun name, are you even doing it right? We personally love “Bae Watch”.

    Don’t Overcommit

    As a superwoman balancing both roles, it’s essential to set boundaries. Know your limits and don’t overcommit. It’s okay to say no or ask for help when you’re feeling overwhelmed. Remember, you’re human, not a wedding planning machine. Take care of yourself, both physically and mentally.

    Me-Time is a Must

    Amidst the chaos of wedding planning, don’t forget to take care of yourself. Schedule some “me-time” to relax and recharge. Treat yourself to a spa day, go for a run, or indulge in a Netflix marathon. Remember, a happy maid of honor is a more effective maid of honor.

    Inject Humor

    Wedding planning can be stressful, and even the most laid-back bride can have her moments of “bridezilla” tendencies. When tensions rise, inject humor into the situation.

    Crack a joke, share a funny story, or suggest a stress-relieving activity to lighten the mood. Laughter is the best stress reliever, after all. If there is a genuine problem, stand by the bride until the issue is solved, and the two of you can laugh about it later – often enough, our problems aren’t as big as they seemed at the time.

    The Grand Finale


    Congratulations, you’ve made it! The wedding day has arrived, and it’s time to celebrate. Enjoy the fruits of your labor and savor the joyous moments. Dance, laugh, and let loose. You’ve balanced being a maid of honor and a bridesmaid like a pro, and now it’s time to party like one!


    Being a maid of honor and a bridesmaid is a juggling act, but with the right mindset and a touch of sarcasm, you can pull it off flawlessly. Remember, you’re there to support and celebrate the bride. So, go forth, Super Mega Ultra Bridesmaid! Embrace the chaos and enjoy the ride.

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