Maid of honor duties include planning the bridal and bachelorette party, helping the bride with wedding preparations, giving a speech at the reception and much more. Don’t worry – we got you covered. Here’s a maid of honor duties checklist.

Maid Of Honor Duties Checklist

Before the wedding day

  • Host or co-host the bridal shower.
  • Plan the bachelorette party.
  • Help choose the dresses for the bridesmaids, organize hair appointments, organize makeup appointments, coordinate travel accommodations.
  • Attend wedding dress shopping and fittings.
  • Assist the bride with planning and preparations for the wedding (search for vendors, choose cake flavors, help address envelopes, write the place cards).
  • Attend all pre-wedding events (engagement party, rehearsal dinner, wedding shower).
  • Keep track of gifts received at a bridal shower and other pre-wedding parties.
  • Provide wedding guests with registry info.
  • Listen, help and provide feedback for the bride.

During the wedding day

Before the ceremony

  • Dress with the bride and other bridal party members.
  • Prepare and bring an emergency kit for the bride.
  • Serve as the messenger between the couple.
  • Keep the bride calm.
  • Guide guests, answer all questions they have about the big day, keep things on schedule.
  • Have the contact information from all vendors’ nearby.


  • Set the veil and train when the bride arrives to the altar.
  • Hold the bouquet during the vow exchange.
  • Hold the groom’s ring.
  • Sign the wedding certificate along with the best man.


  • Enter the reception with the best man.
  • Escort the bride to the toilet (most importantly, help her with the dress).
  • Make sure the bride eats and drinks!
  • Dance with the best man.
  • Give a toast after the best man.
  • Make sure all of the wedding gifts and cards are safely collected and transported to their final destination.
  • Make sure the bride’s wedding dress is properly stored.

This maid of honor duties checklist will definitely help to stay organized!

*Be sure to check Maid Of Honor and Matron Of Honor.