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The maid of honor has a big role, as well as a lot of responsibilities. Whether you’ve already accepted the role or know a MOH invitation is coming, there are a few things every best friend needs to know before heading down the aisle as the bride’s right-hand woman. Our experts have a few pieces of maid of honor etiquette that you can’t miss!

Respect Budgets (Including Your Own!)
If you’re planning a bachelorette party, bridal shower, or any other pre-wedding event, make sure you respect the budgets of all parties involved. Don’t plan a week-long trip to Mexico if most of the bridesmaids are already concerned about the cost of their dress! And keep your budget in mind, too. It’s easy to get caught up in “helping the bride” and realize you’ve maxed out your credit card in the process.

Be Attentive
The biggest role of the maid of honor is to attend to the bride. Be by her side as she’s getting ready, in case she needs a glass of water while she’s having her hair done or needs your help zipping her dress. During photos, help arrange her dress and veil, and do the same during the ceremony. Once the ceremony is over, you’re more or less off the hook.