Q: Can my mom be my maid of honor?

A: Of course she can. Just be aware that as the official hostess of your wedding, Mom may be too busy to handle all of the maid of honor duties. Appoint a bridesmaid to take charge of some of the traditional tasks, like organizing the bachelorette party—a job that your mother probably wouldn't mind delegating anyway.

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