Let’s face it, sometimes weddings can be a little stressful. So many decisions need to be made. From table settings and photographer choices, to florals and drapery, there are a ton of details you’ll need to address during this time in your life. The last thing you want to deal with is the stress of choosing who your Maid of Honor will be, especially if you’re already torn on who to pick. Below are a few things to keep in mind as you make your decision on who your Maid of Honor will be.
All of your bridesmaids matter
While yes, you only choose one maid of honor at the end of the day, however that doesn’t mean your other bridesmaids are any less special or valuable. Each of them are there to stand by your side as you plan, prepare, and then finally walk down that aisle. If you are worried about someone feeling a little disappointed, don’t worry! All of your chosen ladies should feel special, because even if you didn’t pick them to be your M.O.H., you still chose them to be one of your bridesmaids. Which should be proof enough they still mean the world to you!
Trust your gut
At the end of the day, you should always trust your instincts. There is no secret equation that will help you solve the answer of who would be your perfect Maid of Honor. Embrace what your heart is telling you, and you will always be lead in the right direction. It’s as simple as that! There is no right or wrong choice, so trust your decision making abilities and go with the person you know is the right one. The Knot said it best, “the attendants who stand up with you shouldn’t be the solution to a math problem or people you feel indebted to for having you in their wedding party. They should simply be the individuals you couldn’t imagine getting married without—the people you feel closest to, most supported by and whose absence would make you sad.”
Don’t feel pressured into making a decision
Getting married is going to be one of the most exciting days of your life, you and your partner should feel zero pressure when it comes to making decisions. This time is about you and your spouse-to-be ONLY, and that means everything you plan should be exactly the way you want it. So don’t let your friend guilt you into choosing her because you were her M.O.H., or your mother insists you must choose your sister. At the end of the day, the decision should be yours and yours alone. And that’s that. Your friends and family should respect your choice, and let it be after that.