Bride Guide: Maid or Matron of Honour?

You’re getting ready to choose your Bride Tribe and your leading lady to stand up beside you on your big day. But does she earn the title of Maid of Honour or Matron of Honour? What’s the difference and does it matter?

Bride Tribe proposals are made extra sweet with our custom gift boxes. Photo by Elsa Campbell Photography

 Traditionally the title of “Matron” refers to the Bride’s honour attendant who is already married, whereas a “Maid” is unmarried. This role is often given to the Bride’s best friend or sister, though we’ve seen a bit of a shift from this norm to include the Bride’s mother or even a well-behaved, much-loved pet dog.

Can you have both a Maid and Matron of Honour? Absolutely! If you’re wondering how the bridal procession traditionally follows when both are in attendance – the Matron of Honour walks down the aisle first, followed by the Maid of Honour, who will stand closest to the Bride during the ceremony.

Our gorgeous Bride to Be with her closest girls. Photo by Poppy & Sage Photography. Flower crowns by Bumble & Bloom

These days, most Bride’s choose to simply use the title “Maid of Honour”, whether her attendant is married or not. If you wanted to avoid using the terms “Matron” or “Maid” altogether, you could simply opt for “Honour Attendant”. In times when the Bride’s honour role is given to a male, we’ve seen the clever introduction of “Man of Honour” given to him. Likewise for the Groom’s party, we’ve seen “Best Woman” instead of the traditional “Best Man”.

Of course, if your honour attendant has four legs, you might choose the title “Dog of Honour”. Just make sure they don’t steal the wedding cake!

Courtney & Aaron shared their big day with their furry family. Photo by Fig Tree Pictures

So what do you think? Will you stick to tradition when giving titles to your Maid or Matron of Honour? 

Whatever you decide, we have you covered! Our “Maid of Honour” gift boxes can be found HERE and you have the option to custom your title to suit whoever is beside you on the day… no matter how many legs they have!

Inspo: Hen’s Parties & 2019 Trends

Recently, we teamed up with Lenzo, one of Australia’s most awesome party planners, for a bit of an inspo shoot with amazing suppliers from across the country in Melbourne’s Neptune Food & Wine.

We wanted to draw on the hottest trends of 2019 to create a Hen’s party that was both trendy and timeless. So Aussie Bride Tribes gather around and check out these amazing suppliers to help style a celeb-worthy Hen’s party for your leading Bride to Be and her last fling before the ring!

What’s trending in 2019? Peach, Colour blocking and of course, Statement accessories! Putting that personal touch on your party and gifts adds that timeless and unforgettable addition to any celebration.

Want to win this amazing Hen’s party experience? Head to Lenzo’s site HERE for all the details and enter before Sunday 1st September 2019 at 11.59pm for your chance to win over $4000 worth of prizes! Make sure your whole Tribe enters to increase your chances!

The amazing vendors involved:

  • Styling – LENZO (@partywithlenzo)
  • Photographer – Elsa Campbell (@elsacampbellphotography)
  • Venue andfood – Neptune (@neptunefoodandwine)
  • Flowers – Flowers By Brett Matthew John (@flowersbybrettmatthewjohn)
  • Cutlery, Crockery, Vases, Plates, Cake Stands, Props and Decor – The Hire Co (@thehireco)
  • Floor, mirror and table Decals – Pickawall – (@pickawall)
  • Desserts – Blue and Ruby Cake Art (@blueandrubycakeart)
  • Bar, bar table and bar stools – Place Settings – (@placesettings)
  • Gifts – The Bridal Box Co (@thebridalboxco)
  • Stationery, and Signage – State of Reverie (@stateofreveriestudio)
  • Hair and Makeup – Carla Dyson (@carladysonmakeup)
  • Model – Brazen Models (@brazenmodels) Danielle Collis (@danielle_collis) Daria Varlamova (dazvarlamova) Jess Lengyel (lengyel_x)
  • Women’s Clothing – Orange dress worn by Danielle and beige check dress worn by Daria (@elliatt) Beige and copper floral dress worn by Jess (@winona)
  • Women’s Shoes – Bared (@baredfootwear)
  • Photo Booth – VIP Photo Booth – (@vipphotobooth)
  • Hair accessories and jewellery – Peach It – (@shop.peachit)
  • Bags and phone cases – The Daily Edited – (@thedailyedited)
  • Drinks – Yellowglen (@yellowglen)