Do I Have to Ask My Sister to Be My Maid of Honor?

Bridesmaids, Etiquette
Sister Maid of Honor Etiquette

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Rather than ask close friends to battle it out for the coveted role, the bride's sister is often a natural choice for maid of honor—but what if she's not the best choice? Our wedding etiquette experts are here to answer your bridal party questions in our daily post.

Do I have to ask my sister to be my maid of honor?

There is no rule saying you must ask your sister to be your matron of honor. Rather, you should ask the person you feel most deserves the role.

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