my new gig.

If you’ve been reading GML at all over the past two years, you’ve probably gotten to know my best friend Jessi quite well. She’s my partner in crime, an amazing blogger and event curator, a woman of God, and basically just the coolest chick I know. I don’t know what I’d do without our friendship!

We’ve been through a lot over the past couple of years – especially when it comes to relationships and heart stuff – so you can imagine how ecstatic I was for my best friend when she got engaged last week.

The icing on the cake came a few days ago when Jessi asked me to be her Maid of Honor! :)

How adorable is that little message in a bottle?! The sand is from the beach Parker proposed on, which is the same beach they’ll be getting married on in September. Yup…perfection.

As if this summer wasn’t going to be fun enough, now I get to help my best friend plan her dream wedding! Congratulation again, you little supermodels, you.

Have you ever been a MOH? Any tips for this first-timer??

21 comments to my new gig.

  • Is it weird that I’m excited for this wedding and I don’t even know her!?!?!?

  • So excited for her and YOU! congrats to Jessi! Such an exciting time :)

  • Yay! I’m a first time MOH this September, too, for my sister (technically I’m a Matron of Honor since I’m recently married…sounds so old). Sounds like a great summer!

  • So exciting! I’ve never been a MOH, but I have been a bridesmaid twice. Just have fun, ask her if she needs any help, and help to plan a great bachelorette party :). Make sure the bach party is organized — I once was a part of one that wasn’t, and it caused a lot of unnecessary drama.

  • I love the way she asked you to be her MOH. I love when people think outside of the box and make everything mean something throughout the ENTIRE wedding process. So cute! Congratulations to Jessi!

  • How fun! I’ve been a MOH twice now, part of a best friend’s wedding where the MOH flaked and I picked up the planning, and I also got married myself. In my experience, being a MOH is more stressful than you think it will be…even if the bride is super relaxed or super organized. People act really weird during wedding planning. I’d say plan to spend 2x as much money as you initially think, because girls will flake. It’s not that they hate you, it’s just that no one expects to spend as much money on someone else’s wedding. Even if you’re really vocal with how much everything is going to cost. Other than that, know that the bride seriously appreciates everything you’re doing!

    • Thanks for the honesty! I definitely know what a huge role MOH is, so I’m prepared for everything coming my way! Also, Jessi and I have worked on so many events together, so I already know we “work” well together with this sort of thing :)

      • Alissa

        It sounds like you guys have the perfect relationship to make this thing a hit! I think my experiencs have been exceptionally challenging and I am a bit over-cautious now :) I was even nervous to ask my sister to be my MOH! She did an amazing job, especially considering it was her first time, and I find myself thanking her 3 years later! Like I said, brides TOTALLY appreciate their MOH, and it’s fun to look back on all of the experiences together.

  • ahh SO FUN!!!! What a cute way to ask, too. Love it.

  • Congrats to her and to you for being MOH! I am my sisters MOH for her wedding next weekend and it is my first time EVER being in a wedding! Since we are on opposite sides of the country I wasn’t involved with a ton of planning but I did do the bachelorette party. My opinion is it should only be one night, any longer than that and people start to get cranky! Make sure you know what her expectations are for the night (relaxing vs crazy, small vs big) so she isn’t disappointed or overwhelmed. Keeping everyone informed with itineraries and price tags of every event/item/etc will avoid confusion. Most of all have fun :) Can’t wait to hear about all the planning!

    • Thanks for the comment, Juliana! I’m definitely already thinking/planning out the best options for the bachelorette party ;) but you’re right – keeping everyone up-to-date with the itinerary is definitely going to be key!

  • Such a great way to ask! I was a MOH for my sister but I was only 20 so I didn’t do the fun parts… I’ve helped a lot as bridesmaid though and it’s a lot of work, but so worth it to make your best friend feel special and loved during this amazing time!

  • That is so exciting! Congrats to Jessi! :) I’m sure you’ll be a fabulous MOH!

  • Amanda

    That’s so exciting! What a beautiful way to ask you. I haven’t a MOH, but have been a bridesmaid 2x (soon to be 3!) in weddings that were quite intense detailing and DIY. I would echo what Alissa said above, it can be quite $ and time intense. But you seem super organised and dedicated, so I’m sure you’ll be sweet!

    I always remember that every bit of organising you do makes the bride’s life easier, and that’s the whole point isn’t it, to make it more special for her!

  • That is so awesome!! You girls are gorgeous! You’re going to be an amazing maid of honor :)

  • I’m a MOH this summer and it’s been a really fun year – it’s surreal and the time will go by really fast… so enjoy every minute!
    Congratulations Jessi!!

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