How to Choose Your Maid of Honor

Or Tap a Friend for the Role?

Maybe you have three friends chomping at the bit to be your maid of honor. Or perhaps they're all hoping you'll pick someone else! Either way, most of us have more friends than sisters, so the pool of candidates is certainly larger. In fact, many brides are now turning to male best friends to fill the traditionally feminine role.

If you're torn between two friends, you should take into consideration which one will get the biggest kick out of planning the bridal shower and bachelorette party as well as taking on other responsibilities that come with the title.

Most importantly, don't make the assumption that just because you ask she'll definitely accept the position. Women can decline the role for any number of reasons, ranging from financial to emotional, which brings us to our next point.