Whether it’s your sister’s or best friend’s wedding, being the maid of honor is a huge undertaking. You’re now a key wedding figure, and you’ll have a wealth of responsibility thrust upon you. It’s up to you to help their wedding day go as smoothly as possible, while also keeping the bride happy throughout. Obviously, if they didn’t think you were capable, they wouldn’t have given you such an important role. But it can still be easy to feel overwhelmed and daunted by the status you’ve acquired. If you’re feeling anxious and unsure about how to be a good maid of honor, read through these top tips.
If you’ve been in a relationship for a while, you may be wondering where it’s heading. Relationships are difficult to maintain if you feel they are stagnant. Instead, we look to strive forward in our lives, looking to our futures. Perhaps you’ve been waiting for your partner to pop the question? Or maybe you’ve been trying to avoid having ‘that’ conversation yourself?
There is a lot to be said for talking about it with your partner. It gives you both a chance to check you are on the same page. And it can be better for the long term if you both put forward your expectations at the beginning. If you think your relationship could progress to marriage, why not talk about it? You don’t have to drop hints or wait for years for him to guess you want a proposal. Why not take a trip away so you can relax and figure things out?
Of course, an engagement is a pretty big deal. It’s the time when you meet the parents and let them know that you’re bringing another person into the family. It’s also the time when you may have to deal with a few difficult issues from both families too! Making your relationship formal in this way can be challenging news for some members of the family. Planning your announcement can be one way to prepare for the mixed feelings that may come up.