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Maid of Honor Duties: 12 Mistakes to Avoid

Maid of Honor: this post’s for you! You were selected as the bride’s right-hand lady and there are a handful of maid of honor duties she’ll need you to tackle on the wedding day. The last thing you want to do is forget to do these important tasks, so listen up as we present the twelve maid of honor mistakes to avoid on the wedding day. You are totally going to win at this MOH thing; here are just a few things to keep in mind…

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Maid of Honor Duties

12 Mistakes to Avoid

MOH Mistake #1. Forgetting to be her BFF.

She picked you because you’re her bestie. Her rock. Be there for her. In a sea full of craziness and stress, be the anchor. Make her laugh. Tell her how awesome she is and how much she rocks that wedding gown. And remind her to enjoy the day, because it really does go way too fast.

MOH Mistake #2. Forgetting two rules of the dress.

If her dress has a train, make sure it stays fluffed out throughout the ceremony. Also, learn how her dress bustles in the back to help her at the reception. You might also need to hold her dress when she goes to the restroom.

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MOH Mistake #3. Not being on lipstick / food-in-teeth / underwear showing / hair flyaways / garlic breath patrol.

Lipstick on the teeth? Food in the teeth? Mint required? Be that spot checker she needs because she’ll be talking to a LOT of people. Spinach looks good in no one’s mouth. Also, if not you, who?

MOH Mistake #4. Not reminding the bride about the marriage license.

For real. You’d be surprised how many people forget to get one three days in advance.

MOH Mistake #5. Falling behind schedule.

Keep the crew on schedule, especially in the morning when getting ready. You don’t want the bride hurrying to get to the ceremony on time, with her hair half-done.

MOH Mistake #6. Not keeping a list of important numbers.

Have important numbers on hand for wedding vendors and anyone else you may need to contact. This is just in case something happens (flowers don’t show, DJ is late, etc.) It helps to be on it before the bride even notices.

MOH Mistake #7. Forgetting to drop off decor or items to the ceremony and/or reception, if needed.

This might include aisle decor setup for the ceremony, the aisle runner, signage, or reception decor like escort cards, place cards, card box, etc. This is typically required if the bride does not have a wedding planner. And, this is really only if the bride asks you to do so.

MOH Mistake #8. Not helping with the dress.

Getting the dress on is not an easy task, especially for a nervous bride. Make sure she has the essentials on hand before you begin (hosiery, accessories, undergarments).

maid of honor helping bride get wedding dress on // maid of honor duties

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MOH Mistake #9. Not being her gatekeeper.

Be true to the bride’s wishes: if she doesn’t want someone to see her before the wedding (like the groom), make sure he sure as heck doesn’t.

MOH Mistake #10. Forgetting to write + rehearse your speech.

During the reception, it’s customary for the Best Man speech and Maid of Honor speech to take place. Make sure you have yours written out on paper (at least jot a few notes if you have it memorized) and don’t wing it.

maid of honor hugging bride at reception // maid of honor duties

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MOH Mistake #11. Not going with the flow.

There are few times in life where you really, really need to keep your you-know-what together and this is one of those times. If the cake falls apart, figure out how to get a sheet cake delivered from the grocery store stat, etc.

MOH Mistake #12. Not dropping it like it’s hot.

Not a good dancer? Turns out today’s the day to prove yourself wrong because she’ll need you out there to help her get her dance on! Hey, the fast songs are easy, just keep moving. That’s what I do.

bride dancing at reception // maid of honor duties: get out there and dance with her

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What maid of honor duties would you add to our list? Have you been a maid of honor in the past? If so, which duties were the most important in your opinion?

xo
-Emma

50 Alternative (+ Fun!) Bachelorette Party Ideas

Bar hopping and dancing at the club not your thing? No problem! We’ve rounded up the ultimate list including 50 alternative (+ fun!) bachelorette party ideas. And, this list proves that you don’t always have to pick between drinking, bar hopping, or clubbing. :) These handpicked party ideas are bound to be fun; plus, you can mix + match (choose two activities or pair something with a chic dinner out). For super awesome deals, be sure to check out this where you can find ideas for almost anything in your town.

Let’s get the party started!

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Bachelorette Party Ideas: The Ultimate List

Here are fifty of the most amazing (+ fun) bachelorette party ideas. See? This list proves that you don’t always have to pick between bar hopping or clubbing. AND… keep in mind that the best bachelorette parties are the ones where you do activities the BRIDE loves. :)

1. Paint Class

Some places have these paint + sip classes where you can bring wine or cocktails. The instructor shows you how to paint and you learn while hanging with your girlfriends. Tons of fun.

2. Comedy Club

Laugh your you-know-whats off.

3. Amusement Park

And ride the bumper cars. They’re the best.

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4. Makeovers by a favorite makeup artist + night on the town

5. Dueling Pianos

If you’ve never been, GO. It’s so much fun.

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6. Karaoke

7. Casino

8. Shopping + Dinner Out

9. See a musical

10. Go-Karting

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11. Trampoline Park

12. Hot Air Balloon Ride

Looks absolutely terrifying to me. But, to each her own!

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13. Baseball / Football / Basketball Game

14. Concert

15. Wine Tour

16. Have a mixologist teach you how to make cocktails

17. VEGAS.

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18. Vacation rental in the mountains

19. Spa Party

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20. Rafting

21. Canoe Trip

22. Camping Weekend (or Glamping)

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23. Music Festival

24. Bar hopping and/or clubbing

I still wanted to include it since it is the #1 type of bachelorette party.

25. Backpacking

26. Scavenger Hunt

27. Board Games + Movie Rentals + Popcorn + Wine

28. Beach weekend + hotel/condo rental

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29. Exotic Vacation

30. Cooking Class

31. Dance Lessons

32. Paintball

These bridesmaids picked ugly bridesmaid dresses from a thrift store and wore them to paintball. Love this! But, seriously, OUCH. I’ve played before and it would HURT 10x worse to get hit in a dress.

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33. Boating

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34. Bowling

35. Fancy Dinner

36. Rooftop Hotel Pool Party

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37. Road Trip

38. Slumber Party

39. Cruise

40. Weekend in a big city

Los Angeles, Chicago or New York (just to name a few)

41. Rock-climbing

42. Museum

43. Ballet or Opera

44. Murder Mystery Dinner Show

As I mentioned before, you can always find deals on these here.

45. Water Park

46. Laser Tag

47. Haunted Walking Tour

48. Drive In

49. Safari Park

50. Miniature Golf

Stock Up on Sashes

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Don’t Forget This Kit

We spotted it at BeCollective.

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And this banner!

We’re in love with this one! From Hawthorne Ave.

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Which of these bachelorette party ideas do you l o v e?

Tell us below. We’d love to add ‘em to our list!

xo
-E.

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Spring Clutch Purses from Eclu

Hi, loves! Have you seen / fallen in love with the spring clutch purses at Eclu yet? I know I have. I swear, every time I pop into the shop I find something new to love, whether it’s the clutches, the sashes, or the gorgeous hair blooms. Today, though, let’s just spend a few moments taking in the loveliness of the clutches, shall we?

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Spring Clutch Purses at Eclu

There’s loveliness blooming at Eclu… and it’s in the form of pretty spring clutches with pastel-inspired floral blooms and bows! A clutch purse would make a great gift for your MOH, bridesmaids, or yourself. You can even customize the colors and add an inscription inside for a pinch of personalization.

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Doesn’t this collection just inspire you for the season? Go ahead and pin your favorite and see more at Eclu.

There’s more coming up next… stay tuned!

Happy Planning!

xo,
-E.