Never been a Maid of Honor (or “MOH” as most call it)? Or perhaps you have been one before, but still aren’t quite sure what it’s about.
Cue Miss Bliss.
I promise, bride-to-be, that this is just as beneficial to you. Pass it along to your MOH and keep it tucked away for when/if you’re called upon to be the Matron of Honor. Yes, they have the same responsibility as the Maid of Honor
Some of these traditional responsibilities are subject to change, depending on the bride’s preferences.
Maid of Honor, surely you know that the bride has chosen you, most likely, because she considers you her closest friend and confidant and that she knows you will be at her side every step of the way. Remember, “With great power comes great responsibility,” as Voltaire said.
So, don't abuse the power. Sometimes, the bridesmaids won’t live in the same city or state. This is where proper email etiquette and phone calls come in. Make sure you’re very diplomatic, encouraging and positive in communicating with the bridal party. Many catfights can get started by the simplest of misunderstandings.
Reassure the bride often that you are there for her in any way possible, whether it’s emotionally or physically present to run errands, etc. Be as helpful as you comfortably can. Also, you must remember that in most cases, the bride is completely new at this.
We are delighted to once again present Texas-based wedding planner and superstar, Donnie Brown, Donnie Brown Weddings and Events, in his second of many monthly contributing columns. You may know him from the popular TV show, “Whose Wedding is it Anyway?”
Well-known for his direct and vivacious personality, he is sure to keep us in stitches with his humorous opinions and sometimes unbelievable tales from his experiences as a planner over the years. In addition, he will keep readers up-to-date on the latest bridal trends and “must haves.”
Here, in his next column, Donnie takes us through the various headaches and hair-pulling drama that can arise when it comes to the guest list - enjoy!
On May 17, brides, from all over the Austin area, came out to Mariee de la Nuit (meaning "Bride of the Night") at La Paloma Events Center.
The French-themed bridal and fashion show was a unique, inspiring and enchanting evening, full of delicious aromas and lovely visions – including a cigar bar and lounge for men, a live DIY demonstration, an amazing photo booth, libations and light bites, and a fabulous group of Austin’s top wedding professionals.
The Texas Wedding Guide sponsored this wonderful affair. A huge ‘thank you’ to all the vendors involved in this event – it wouldn’t have been as successful without your participation. Wedding professionals include: iLove Wedding & Event Design, Arthouse Floral, Stella & Dot, Emily Claire, Southern Fine Dining, Stationary Bakery, Amazing Kakes, Premier Party Central, Rebel With A Camera, Melange Bridal and Duchman Family Winery. Thanks to all the brides and their fiancés for joining us!
(Photography by Dan Cutona)
Summertime is here! Although, I’m not sure how many Texans will be celebrating that fact, since the next few months will contain brutally hot weather. Whether you’re throwing a indoor or outdoor reception, you can help make the heat more bearable in a way that complements your wedding theme décor. I’m referring to the growing wedding trend of drink dispensers for both non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages – sensible accessories that are simply accessible.
Everyone could always use more of the essential H2O. A water station with various shaped dispensers flavored with oranges, cucumbers and lemons are a perfect inexpensive and low-calorie option for those super hot summer days.