Chief Bridesmaid, Maid of Honour, Matron of Honour…..what’s the difference?
Chief bridesmaid or Maid of honour…so many names to choose for your bridal party, but what do they mean?
It struck me the other day while chatting in the boutique to one of my brides about her wedding party, that there are so many different titles for your girl gang! So I decided to do a bit of digging to find out what you should be calling your besties in relation to your wedding day.
I’ve heard Matron of Honour used quite a lot recently, but its more of an American term that seems to have made its way across the pond, probably with thanks to programmes such as Say Yes To The Dress! A Matron of Honour is generally your chosen friend who helps you with your wedding planning, organising your hen do and helping on your wedding day; she is already married herself. Your Maid of Honour does all of the same things, but is an unmarried friend. I think personally that it’s maybe a little outdated, but is still used a lot. In the UK the equivalent of Matron and Maid of Honour is a Chief Bridesmaid. Over here in the UK some people tend to have a Maid of Honour and also a Chief Bridesmaid, but they are actually the same thing!
I think the point I’m trying to make is that I guess your wedding party doesn’t really have to have titles, although it is fun! The most important thing to remember is to choose people for your wedding party that you know will be just as excited about your big day as you are and will be there for you whenever you need to have a mini wedding planning melt down!
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