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Sorry for all the questions. It just occured to me to pop down here and ask LOL. I am the MOH for my sister's wedding in November and have never done anything like this. Not even a bridesmaid. So what am I supposed to do, pay for and provide for the wedding and days leading up to it? Right now I am coordinating the purchase of the dresses with the ladies and helping my sister with ideas and locating things she wants. Planning the bachelorette party and the bridal shower. But what else should I do? What should I be paying for?
Thanks bunches ladies.
You have the right idea! The MOH is essentially the 'right hand man' (or woman) They assist the Bride in the planning process, as well as on the wedding day! Things like picking out the dress, making favors, and like stated, host a shower, and bachelorette party! On the day of, you may be running errands, helping the bride get dressed, fielding phonecalls from vendors etc. making sure everyone looks perfect for photos etc. and even helping the bride go pee once dressed!
Financially the MOH is responsible for the same things as other Bridesmaids (all attire, hair, makeup-depending on the situation the bride may pay for some or all of these but more often than not this is your responsibility) with the additional costs involved with the parties mentioned above. (although generally all bridesmaids pitch in)
It can be very expensive to be involved in anyone's wedding party, some Brides are very chilled out, and leave allowances for tight budgets, and others demand top of the line everything, including dictating how their bachelorette parties should be (generally these brides want VIP treatment in every way) and this can create a lot of costs for the wedding party. It is more important to save the relationship than to go broke and be resentful of the Bride. Create a budget you are comfortable spending and do your best to stay within that budget, while fulfilling your duties as MOH!