Honoured – Maid of Honour

My one-and-only sister recently got engaged. We were all very excited. She’s been with her other half for about 8 years, so we knew (hoped) they would get engaged soon. Apparently my mum was in on the secret as she was hiding the ring, so there was only a couple of us who didn’t know.

My sister text me and my brother both from the restaurant to tell us what had happened. I am so pleased for her. They make a lovely couple and I already feel like her other half is a family member. My brother-in-law to be, my brother and my other half all get on like brothers.

So in the post this week, I got a lovely card from her asking me to be her Maid of Honour. I, of course, accepted immediately. My sister and I have always been close. I’m really looking forward to being part of their big day.

Honoured to be Maid of Honour

The term Maid of Honour intrigued me though. So I did some research. The original term came from British history.  A Maid of Honour was a term for the junior attendant for a royal Queen. I think that suits the role we know and love today. A Maid of Honour is there to assist the bride in any duties required, leading up to the wedding and also on the big day itself.

I’m really looking forward to helping my big sister and my brother-in-law to be plan their special day. I’m sure my sister, Mum and I will have a lot of fun wedding dress shopping and doing whatever else will be required for the big day. Let’s just hope my sister doesn’t turn into bridezilla!

Honoured to be Maid of Honour

Have you been a Maid of Honour and what kind of things did you help the bride with?

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18 thoughts on “Honoured

    • Sally Sally says:

      Thanks Stevie. Yes we are really close, I do feel very lucky to get on so well with my sister (and my brother for that matter!)

  1. Congratulations!!! It seems as if you two will be having a great time planning! I can’t wait to see the wedding and reception through your eyes. You and your sister are both gorgeous ladies your “other halves” are lucky to have you. I love the card that she sent, how special, and you can keep it to remember. Love it!

    • Sally Sally says:

      Yes it was so sweet of her to ask and in such a nice way as well. Although she gave the game away a bit as she text me to ask me if I’d had any post (our post is really slow where I am) so I suspected something was on it’s way.

  2. Oh this is so cute I have never seen an official card for it either. I love it. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. I hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round. Please note it’s the very last SWM for 2015 and a special edition, year in review so you can link up your favorite four post from this year if you would like and I will return in the New Year ready to read all your amazing blog posts again. #sharewithme

    • Sally Sally says:

      Thanks Jenny. I know, she said she found a shop on ebay that did them. It’s super cute. Thanks for hosting!

  3. Ah congratulations on being maid of honour! I was MOH for my big sister and it is an amazing experience! The most fun & most scary part for me was organising the hen do for about 20 people! Enjoy your experience! Thanks for linking to #frifree4all

    • Sally Sally says:

      Thanks Hayley! Yes it’s lovely to be asked. I’m looking forward to getting stuck in to the hen do activities if my sister wants me to. Wow 20 people, that’s a lot!

  4. Avatar Lisa Carey says:

    Totally be prepared for the bride looking amazing in every dress, but only one dress matching her vision! And make sure she drinks lots of water on the big day- everyone will be offering alcohol but water gets forgotten x

  5. How lovely! Congratulations to your sister. I was maid of honour for my closest friends a few years ago. The think I felt I did the most was the hen night lol. Other than that was just helping out in the ‘wedding week’ and on the day. Good luck! #sharewithme

    • Sally Sally says:

      Thanks Rebecca. Yes I’m looking forward to planning the hen do. I love parties, holidays, days out so that’s right up my alley. What did you organise for the hen do?

  6. This sounds so lovely and so great that you all get on so well, so exciting to be able to help your sister plan it! I’ve been a bridesmaid 3 times but never a maid-of-honour, have fun, look forward to hearing/seeing more. #anythinggoes

    • Sally Sally says:

      Ooh! Lucky you. Actually this will be my third time as a bridesmaid too. It’s a lot of fun and I think I’m a natural organiser (aka bossy) so I like doing things like this. Yes I’m really lucky that we are so close.

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