Don’t let your maid of honor commit grand theft bouquet.
Chances are, you’ll need your hands free during your wedding ceremony, what with all the circling and drinking and kissing. There’s a lot to accomplish under that chuppah and you’ve got to chop-chop; there are hors d’œuvres and an open bar that your guests are ready to inhale and there’s no time to juggle a bouquet and all the wedding ceremony props. Your maid of honor is there to support you when you need a touch-up on the lips, an assistant on the toilet, or a smile when you’re stressed. She’s also there to do the fluffety-fluff of your dress under the chuppah and hold your bouquet while you’re taking care of ceremony business. And a good maid of honor, whether it’s your best friend, sister, or faaaaabulous ex-boyfriend will also give your bouquet back!
In all the excitement of the glass and the kiss, don’t forget to take your bouquet and march down the aisle with your new husband. Your bouquet is your trophy that indicates wedding victory! It screams “just married!” (high decibel squeals and all) and makes for some fantastic photos. You paid a lot of money for that bundle of beautiful blooms and once the reception starts, you won’t be holding on to it much. So as you take your first steps as a Mrs., carry your bouquet with you and smile: you’re married!