Maid of Honor: Can I Have More Than One Maid of Honor?

Q:

I want to honor both my sister and best friend with the title of honor attendant. The problem is that they are both married, and I was always told you could not have two matrons of honor. What will wedding etiquette let me get away with?

A:

There's absolutely no reason you can't have two matrons of honor. Marital status makes no difference. If these are the two women you feel closest to and you want them by your side on your wedding day, then go for it. And, if you're uncomfortable referring to them as matrons of honor because you're concerned about what some guests will think, just call them honor attendants.


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