Destination Wedding/Local Reception

dibannoJanuary 8, 2011

What are the responsibilities for a maid of honor who couldn't make the destination wedding but will be attending the local reception. Does she throw a shower? A bacholorette party? A brunch? Personal shower? I know she'll need to give a toast but am unsure what else she needs to do.


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

If she can't be at the wedding ceremony then she is not the Maid of Honor. The Maid of Honor attends the wedding and acts as a witness. Those are her only mandatory duties.

Bachelorette parties, brunches, etc. are not mandatory. Many would say showers are not mandatory, but where I am (New England) they basically are for the first weddings (the bride's attendants are basically expected to host some type of shower).

You say "couldn't be" at the wedding...past tense. Did this wedding already take place? Bridal showers occur before weddings, not after.

So, to answer the question. She has no responsibilities. Her only mandatory responsibility was to attend the ceremony.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2011 at 10:08PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Only one not invited to wedding
A couple at my church that I thought were my friends...
wedding on a budget with 300 guest! help
My fiancé and I are getting married October this...
bottles of wine for outdoor wedding on lawn?
What do people think of the idea of offering bottles...
combined maid of honor/best man speech?
so I'm the maid of honor in my sisters wedding this...
Shouldn't Parents Get a Thank You Note?
I'm wondering why I'm even asking this, but times have...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™