Maid of Honor Duties

Just a quick post basically asking for hints and tips for our trip to Paris.

In November my bestie of 11 years asked me to be her maid of honor the card said it all. I always knew I would be but she had to ask officially. Since then I have been to look at venues, to wedding fayres, dress shopping and bridesmaid dress shopping I’ve loved it all. My biggest duty so far has been organising the hen party, we had a girls night in before Christmas to throw some ideas around and we settled on Paris. I sent out the group text and there are 6 of us headed to Paris for the weekend at the end of July I can not wait!


My little bridesmaid note book has come in useful writing things down and making lists make me feel organised even if I’m not. I’ve booked flights, an apartment then had the apartment cancel on me (I know absolute nightmare) so I’ve booked us a hotel in the Latin quarter .  The plan is to arrive in Paris Friday morning spend the day there doing I don’t know what yet, maybe a sightseeing cruise on the Seine (suggestions required please). Friday night we are going to Moulin Rouge and then cocktails. Saturday is a full day in Disney in our matching ears and vests cheesy but a necessity of a Disney hen party. I’m going to make us a fun photo scavenger hunt for the day with things like kissing a character, finding Nemo/Dory (more ideas are welcomed). Sunday we don’t fly home until 6pm so have most of the day to shop and chill in the amazing city that is Paris.

For the trip so far I’ve nearly finished everybody’s goody bags some of which has been handmade by me which I have really enjoyed doing (its inspired me to make my own save the dates).

Here is a sneak peek at something from the goody bags. I don’t want to give too much away.

I want my bestie’s hen to be as perfect as it can be so we need ideas and tips on the places to eat and drink and the must do’s when in Paris Please.

I do wedding fayre

Since getting engaged I couldn’t wait to go to a wedding fayre I went to my first one about two weeks after we got engaged I loved it, showing off my ring talking about our plans for our wedding and filling up my goodie bag. When I got home reality hit I liked and wanted so much and weddings are ridiculously expensive. So Dave (my fiancé) being Dave made a plan and we are getting married in August 2019 meaning we will have been engaged for three years when we do get married. Since then my best friend got engaged, booked her wedding and asked me to be her maid of honour so I am back hitting the wedding fayres but with my MOH hat on.

Last Sunday we went to the I do wedding fayre in Leeds. On arrival we got our complimentary goodie bag and prosecco (I am still a bride to be after all and love a freebie). The goodie bag was pretty good it had a razor, face creams (I’m yet to try), graze goodies & some new Nestle fruit bags (Bounty & Galaxy). The exhibit was well set out, easy to navigate & there was a good variety of stalls. One stall that stood out to me was Manjo home, they had a good variety of DIY wedding things that you could purchase on the day. I bought the Ginger Ray hen party badges and photo booth probs. The badges are super easy to make and very cute once made.


The other wedding fayres I have been to I’ve never watched the catwalk show however today Jodie (my bestie) wanted to hear a violinist who was performing after the catwalk so we decided to take a seat. I don’t know if this is the norm but I just felt so cringe with the dad dancing done by the male models I wanted them to come out masculine and show off the suits like they were our future husbands not an embarrassing uncle on the dance floor maybe thats just me.  All in all it was a good morning. I will definitely be booking again once my turn for wedding planing comes around.

Jessica x

p.s I would totally advise booking morning tickets and get there for it opening it is a lot quieter and easier to get round the stalls.