Question by  val (95)

Do you have to have a maid of honor?

I can't choose just one friend so I would rather not have one.


Answer by  SallyJ64 (3121)

I think in this day and age, it's really up to the bride as to how traditional to have the wedding. Do what's right for you.


Answer by  Michelle73 (30)

A bride never has to have the traditional bridal party. It is your wedding so pick or do not pick whomever you want! You can also have a mother as a maid of honor. You want the main focus to be on the bride and not the maid of honor.


Answer by  aecarpenter (516)

No, you don't have to have any bridal attendants. It is hard to choose just one friend. Maybe you can have them do something else in your wedding like a toast at the reception. Or have them help you plan other elements of your wedding. You could also have more than one maid/matron of honor, too.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Most times the maid of honor is the brides sister or her best friend. However not everyone can narrow it down to who they want to pick in fear they may hurt someone's feelings. There are no rules that say you have to have one. If you cannot pick a friend then just don't pick one.


Answer by  PHOAT (645)

You don't have to do anything. A wedding requires 2 witnesses to sign your marriage certificate but as far as having bridal attendants, you can have only bridesmaids and not a maid of honor. I just went to a wedding this month where the bride had 3 bridesmaids and no maid of honor.


Answer by  cmkekbif (778)

While you do not have to have a maid of honor you will need to consider how to appoint the duties to other friends.

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