One of the first steps, after getting engaged, is to ask your girlfriends to join you on your big day. This sounds a lot easier said than done. If you have a lot of friends it can be tough to narrow it down. If you have a few close ones and your fiancé has a lot of good friends it can be hard to agree on a number together (if you are going for the even look).
I really struggled when it came to picking my maid of honor. I was trying to choose between my roommate at the time and my sister. My roommate was someone who I had known for a while and would make the planning process a lot easier. My sister is my sister but, she is 4 years younger than me and was still in college and lived 3 hours away.
Ultimately, I went with my roommate as my maid of honor, which I quickly learned was the wrong decision. After a falling out and some completely unnecessary drama, I ended up retracing my steps and asking my sister to be my maid of honor. Luckily, she was gracious enough to take me back and say yes.
Like they say, family comes first and as much as we fuss and fight there’s no one I would have rather had standing beside me on my big day.
3 Reason Why Your Sister Should Be Your Made of Honor
- She’s Been with You From The Get Go: There’s no bond like sisterhood. Your sister has been with you through thick and thin and will tell you like it is and have your back no matter what.
- She Probably Knows You and Your Fiance The Best: Your sister was most likely there when you introduced your fiancé to your family and truly knows the depth of your relationship. She could really stand testament to our love on your big day.
- She’ll Give One Heck Of A Speech: Because she’s always been there, she is going to have like no one else could. She can share the good, the bad, and of course, the embarrassing.
I am so glad my sister was my leading lady at our wedding and even though it took me a while to figure it out it all worked for the best. If you have a sister, either younger or older and are engaged I HIGHLY recommend you putting her first in line in your bridal party.