Can I Have a Maid of Honor Who Lives Far Away?

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If you really want a long-distance friend by your side as your maid of honor, ask your other bridesmaids to lend a hand in the planning. Our wedding experts explain how to handle having a far-away bestie in our daily post.

My maid of honor lives far away but the rest of my bridesmaids are nearby. Should I ask one them to take her place?

Don't ditch your number-one gal just because she's too far away to plan a proper party. Ask your other bridesmaids to take up the slack—helping with the wedding has always been part of their duties, too. Just be sure they keep your best friend updated on shower or bachelorette party ideas and other planning details.

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