For most brides, the wedding party is one of the most important parts to their wedding. Picking who will be standing at the altar with them on their big day is important and choosing the right people to do it with can be difficult. One of the biggest roles to fill is the MOH, which can either be your Matron of Honor or your Maid of Honor.
We’re here to answer some questions you might have about which might be right for you to have!
What are the differences between Matron of Honor and Maid of Honor?
The two roles are essentially the same. The bride’s leading lady has the same intended roles and responsibilities between the them and not much else is different. The titles are mostly about semantics, with a Matron of Honor being a woman who is married versus a Maid of Honor being someone who is NOT married. For most though, the title of Maid of Honor is used more often as it’s also less of a mouthful than Matron of Honor and a bit of a dated title to use.
Can you have both?
Yes, absolutely. It’s your wedding and if you’re lucky enough to have such supportive friends and family, why not honor them? You don’t even need to have one Matron of Honor and one Maid of Honor, you could have any combination of them like two Matrons of Honor or two Maids of Honor. Being able to choose between more than one person showcases just how much love and support you have with those around you.
Who walks down the aisle first?
If you choose to have both a Matron of Honor and Maid of Honor, the choice is up to you. There are no rules! Fun and creative suggestions are to have the matron and maid walk down together with each other or with the best man. You can also have them walk down one-by-one, choosing whatever order you’d like. Options are endless and are up to your discretion.
Do they wear the same thing?
Most of the time, MOHs wear something similar to most of the bridesmaids, but with a little bit of detail added on to distinguish them from the rest. This could be from wearing an extra accessory, having a slightly different shade of dress, beads or lacework, to even a different bouquet. Again, there are no rules and it’s definitely up to you how you’d like to run it! We do recommend you making your MOHs stand out though, but not matching one another.