Your Maid or Matron of honor. Choosing the best girl for the job!

Choosing your maid or matron of honor needs even more thought than your whole list of wedding attendants. Some serious thought. This will be your “go to girl” throughout your wedding festivities and should be someone who is very special to you.

First off, some people may ask what is the difference between a maid of honor and a matron of honor. The answer is quite simple. A maid of honor is a woman in not married and a matron of honor is a woman who is or has previously been married.

This “go to girl” will be the woman who will help you with your pre-wedding plans, any problems that may crop up both before and/or during your wedding and is also the person who usually signs your wedding license. If you choose to use a decorative quaker wedding marriage certificate or calligraphy sign in scroll (samples can be seen here) her name will go on this as well.

Choose someone that you know has always been there for you. The woman who has always been rooting for you, has had your back in times of crisis and shared the fun and crazy times is the person you will most likely want by your side as her role in your wedding is an  important one that you will want to look back on with the best of memories.

Wedding Ceremonies; Spiritual, religious or non denominational

Depending on the the religious background of both you and your intended, will dictate whether or not your ceremony  will be held in a house of worship or in another location. If you both follow a particular denomination it is best to start discussing your needs and the requirements of your clergy person early.

If you’re more interested in having a non denominational wedding you may even choose to use a local judge to perform your ceremony.

Couples of a more spiritual nature can opt for an outdoor wedding (season permitting) such as a park or a beach. You may need to obtain permits for this type of event, so please check with the local authorities.

Ultimately whatever you decide, your wedding is about you and your intended coming together to share your life as a couple, with your own unique tastes and beliefs. Start the process early enough so that you are completely satisfied with the end result.