Etiquette Q&A: "Whose Role Takes Precedence — Maid or Matron of Honor?"

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Q: I’m going to have both a matron of honor and a maid of honor. Which one should be paired with the best man for the recessional and first dance?

A: For the recessional, the maid and matron of honor can walk down the aisle together or the best man can escort both women, one on each arm.

There’s no hard and fast rule about the first dance — you can have the maid of honor dance with the best man while the matron of honor dances with a groomsman or vice versa. It’s up to you and your fiancé to decide what you’d like to do.

Plus, check out Wedding Roles and Responsibilites: Who Does What?

—Diane Forden