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Can I have two maids of honor??

I can't make up my mind!! I have two best friends who I am equally close with who both want to be my MOH. Friend #1 is really responsible, organized, and I know she will take care of everything in a timely manner and I won't have to stress. She even said that if I end up picking friend #2 that she will try and help out as much as she can. Friend #2 is more like a sister to me. We've been best friends for 10 years and I love her to death.. BUT she is soooo unorganized, procrastinates on everything and is not really MOH material. I know the answer is obvious, that I should pick friend #1. But I just don't know if I can leave friend #2 out. Her feelings would be so hurt, and it would really affect our friendship. Can I have both of them???  
(fiance can't make up his mind either, so maybe we could both have two?)

Re: Can I have two maids of honor??

  • MyNameIsNotMyNameIsNot Atlanta member
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    edited December 2009
    It's fine to have two.  If you have two best friends, that's fine. 

    Get the idea that your MOH is responsible for planning your wedding out of your head right now.  She's not.  You and your FI are.  Her only requirements are to get a dress and show up; anything else is optional.  You shouldn't ask someone because of what they can do for you, but because of how you feel about them.
  • If you have two best friends, you should have two MsOH. You should not give a single thought as to who would help you out more. You should base this decision on who you are closest to. If you are equally close to both, you should ask both. IF they offer to help, you can tell them how they can help you. If not, just plan with your FI...it's you and FI's wedding after all.
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  • I have a Maid of Honor (little sis) and a Matron of Honor (big sis) and no other attendants. THis is perfectly acceptable, even if they are both Maids of Honor.
    FWIW, neither of my MsOH are planning anything, even though they have both offerred to do whatever needs to be done.
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  • I don't see why not! It's ur wedding. Do what you want! :D
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    It crossed my mind.  I'm guessing the holidays are leaving some really sad people really bored right now.  There are a ton of trolls running around!

    BTW, could you shrink your siggy a little?  It's huge on my screen.
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  • Danid, it's perfectly fine to have 2 maids of honor. 

    What is NOT perfectly fine is picking people based on how well they are organized. Pick people you're close to, not those that can do more stuff for you. It's your wedding (and your FI) so the two of you are in charge of planning, not your maids.
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  • Just call them both BMs - you don't have to rank them.  I had three girls and they were all BMs; no one was called the MOH.  If they ask who's who, just say you love them both and saw no reason to give one a "higher title."  Good luck ;)
  • just to clarify.. I'm not expecting either to PLAN my wedding, i never said that. My MOHs will have some responsibilities other than just getting a dress and showing up.
  • [QUOTE] My MOHs will have some responsibilities other than just getting a dress and showing up.
    Posted by danidujakovich[/QUOTE]
    This is what everyone's talking about. What responsibilities are you talking about?
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  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_wedding-party_can-two-maids-of-honor?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:37Discussion:492cb4e8-7e81-4589-9d48-997f85eaa0d0Post:8aef490a-347b-48b6-8bf9-9d9d0915cadc">Re: Can I have two maids of honor??</a>:
    [QUOTE]Just call them both BMs - you don't have to rank them.  I had three girls and they were all BMs; no one was called the MOH.  If they ask who's who, just say you love them both and saw no reason to give one a "higher title."  Good luck ;)
    Posted by ExpatPumpkin[/QUOTE]

    <div>This! I'm just having 2 BMs. Sweet and simple. </div>
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  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_wedding-party_can-two-maids-of-honor?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:37Discussion:492cb4e8-7e81-4589-9d48-997f85eaa0d0Post:1ef872a7-649f-4af7-bf4d-5f04a438cccf">Re: Can I have two maids of honor??</a>:
    [QUOTE]just to clarify.. I'm not expecting either to PLAN my wedding, i never said that. My MOHs will have some responsibilities other than just getting a dress and showing up.
    Posted by danidujakovich[/QUOTE]

    They don't though.  That's what the ladies are trying to say.

    If THEY want additional responsibilities it's great but those responsibilities aren't for you to give them.

    If you want two MsOH go for it!
  • I think having 2 maids of honor or none at all are both perfectly acceptable options. I'm not sure how many bridesmaids you're having - are these the only two? If it's just these 2 girls then calling them both MOH or both BM is fine (and it doesn't make much difference which). The only thing would make me hesitate is if you have like 3 bridesmaids total, and you want to make 2 of them MOH. Depending on the circumstances that could be a bit of a slap to the third.
    I have 2 best friends JUST like the two you've described, plus a sister, and I'm having such a hard time choosing! I may end up just having all of them be bridesmaids. I also have 2 other BMs, one is fi's sister and the other is the 12-yr-old sister of the disorganized best friend.
    Good luck!! And know that you aren't alone in having this dilemma lol!
  • I'm having my two sisters, they are younger (18 and 20) so I wouldn't want to hurt their feelings, although the other bridesmaids know that they are picking up the slack for the younger ones and that's fine with them.
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  • MyNameIsNotMyNameIsNot Atlanta member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_wedding-party_can-two-maids-of-honor?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:37Discussion:492cb4e8-7e81-4589-9d48-997f85eaa0d0Post:1ef872a7-649f-4af7-bf4d-5f04a438cccf">Re: Can I have two maids of honor??</a>:
    [QUOTE]My MOHs will have some responsibilities other than just getting a dress and showing up.
    Posted by danidujakovich[/QUOTE]

    That's not ok.  The only thing they have to do is get the dress and show up.  Anything else they choose to do is optional, and a gift to you.  It is inappropriate to expect it.

    Thus, their level of organization or ability to help is irrelevant.
  • MyNameIsNotMyNameIsNot Atlanta member
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    edited January 2010
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_wedding-party_can-two-maids-of-honor?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:37Discussion:492cb4e8-7e81-4589-9d48-997f85eaa0d0Post:1a5a6bb4-27a4-41b3-b85b-a513e9fb3b72">Re: Can I have two maids of honor??</a>:
    [QUOTE]My Name is - how do I make the inner bride smaller? Posted by saisongbird[/QUOTE]

    Sorry, I just saw this, and I see you took it out.  If you want to put it back, try this <*img src="<a href="http://tinyurl.com/y8can3b">TINY</a>URL" width="200"*>

    You can take out the *s and switch out the tinyurl with your own.  Play with the number to change the size. 
  • Just remember that while they may have volunteered to host the bachlelorette, it's still not a 'responsibility' that you discuss with them.  That's a gift that they're giving you.

    Instead, focus on why you asked these people to be involved in the first place and enjoy your bridal party for the lovely women that they are.
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